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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Macy's, Inc., with headquarters in Cincinnati and New York, has announced it will close 100 stores, most of them by early 2017.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

Cincinnati Police Officer Orlando Smith, a 22-year veteran of the department, has long advocated for body cameras. After a Wednesday news conference announcing their rollout, Smith showed off his camera which is mounted on his chest.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

A University of Cincinnati scientist has discovered a novel approach to shrinking some forms of  advanced breast cancer.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Update 3:30 p.m.: The case involving a knife-wielding suspect and the Cincinnati Police officer who killed him will not go to a Hamilton County grand jury.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

A partnership with Over the Rhine's Frameri is helping the color blind see the world in a whole new light.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

Flanked by politicians and city union workers during a news conference Thursday, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley asked council to pass the wage ordinance he's proposing.

It would give employees five percent pay raises for two years and a four percent hike the third year.

No city council members were present for Cranley's press conference; and they will have the final word. So far, only two of the nine members have expressed support for Cranley's plan.

Assurex Health, with its headquarters in Mason, has been sold to a Salt Lake City personalized medicine company for $225 million with the potential for $185 million in additional performance-based milestones.

The company, Myriad Genetics Inc.(NASDAQ:MYGN), says the headquarters will remain in Mason, where 250 Assurex employees work.

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Cincinnati City Leaders, who've already created a task force to attract immigrants, are welcoming news that Ohio's immigrant population is growing.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

For almost a year, the U. S. Department of Justice has been studying whether Hamilton County polling places, all 361 of them, are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

Tristate businesses are cashing in on the legalization of marijuana in other states and look forward to generating even more sales when Ohio growers and dispensaries are set up in 2017 or 2018.

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