Ashley began interning at WBTV in the fall of 2013 in the Sports Department. After completing her internship, she started working as an editor for WBTV's Bounce. She joined the Sports Department in August 2014 as a sports reporter, and is loving every minute of it! Ashley was the 2006 Virginia High School League Scholar/Athlete of the Year, Wendy's Heisman Finalist, WJHL Female Student/Athlete of the Year, earned All-District Honors in Basketball, Volleyball, Softball, Track, and Cross Country. She graduated valedictorian of her class and attended Radford University on an academic scholarship. During her time at Radford she worked in athletics, played intramurals, and went on to graduate with honors. After graduation she coached basketball and track, while teaching secondary math in North Carolina. During this time, she returned to school to study broadcasting. Ashley enjoys watching and playing sports, reading, cooking, traveling, volunteering, and the list goes on and on!
Heinicke has been with the team since training camp, went on to win the backup position and for the second half of the season has been getting plenty of reps with the starters during practice while Cam Newton has been dealing with his shoulder injury.