Ann Thompson

Reporter & Midday Host

With more than 20 years of journalism experience in the Greater Cincinnati market, Ann Thompson brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her reporting. She has reported for WKRC, WCKY, WHIO-TV, Metro Networks and CBS/ABC Radio. Her work has been recognized by the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2011 A-P named her “Best Reporter” for large market radio in Ohio. She has won awards from the Association of Women in Communications and the Alliance for Women in Media. Ann reports regularly on science and technology in Focus on Technology.

She has reported from Japan and South Korea, Germany and Belgium as part of fellowships from the East-West Center and RIAS.

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The Cincinnati Zoo's Sumatran rhino, the only one on public display in the world, will leave the Zoo permanently  in October to live in Indonesia.

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The scene at Fairview-Clifton German Language School, and other popular CPS schools, in years past was all too familiar. Parents of would-be kindergartners camped out for days in the first-come first-served application process to assure their child would be enrolled at their preferred school.

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The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) is testing new technology that may be used at the Western and Southern Open next year. It's an iPad loaded with real-time data (from the chair umpire and Hawk-Eye) that coaches may take with them during on-court coaching sessions.

While the technology may seem basic to some, tennis is traditional and slow to change. The men's circuit doesn't allow on-court visits by coaches, so it is not part of this technology roll-out.

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The California online company iHerb told Northern Kentucky economic development officials that it chose to establish a regional headquarters in Hebron three years ago because of the operations and logistics provided by DHL's superhub. iHerb ships its herbal supplements all over the world.

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Queen City Bike President Frank Henson says streetcar tracks are no different than storm sewer grates or curbs. "(They are) just another infrastructure element on the street that could cause an issue if you are not paying attention."

Holly Yurchison / WVXU

DHL plans to announce more details Friday morning about its recent expansion at CVG and plans for future growth.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

Two and a half months ago the heroin epidemic got so bad the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department decided to partner with the public. While the problem hasn't gone away, detectives are getting lots of leads and are relentless in their efforts to stop dealers.


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The full Senate is expected to take up a controversial bill called The Cyberthreat Information Sharing Act (CISA) when members return from their August recess.

Dozens of amendments will likely be added to the act, but in its present form businesses would have immunity from customer lawsuits when they hand over information about cyberthreats to other companies and to federal agencies.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Update 08/13/15: Rowan County, Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis defied a court order Thursday by having her office deny a same-sex couple a marriage license. Several media outlets report a deputy clerk told David Moore, trying to marry his partner of 17 years David Ermold,  the office is still not issuing marriage licenses.

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During the annual Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) State of the Schools address Wednesday morning, Superintendent Mary Ronan announced the expansion of the "my tommorow*ed" program which, through technology, advanced classes and guidance counselors will get students "ready for the real world."

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