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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Focus on Technology
1:55 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Athletes don't have to be on the hot seat

Robby Genepri tried out the cool seat in Washington D.C. and is sold on it.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Slugging it out on a court that is way hotter than the actual air temperature is a set-up for heat related illness according to Dr. Brian Grawe, a UC Health sports medicine surgeon, who was the doctor for tennis players at the Western & Southern Open. Right now there are a couple of common ways for them to cool down including waiting for ball boys and girls to bring wet towels.

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Development
2:37 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Saks not moving to Kenwood Collection

What's now known as the Kenwood Collection, has sat largely vacant since 2008.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Saks Fifth Avenue, located in downtown Cincinnati, will apparently not move to Kenwood.  Developer Phillips Edison and Company said "due to the economics and conditions of the deal was no longer a viable opportunity for The Kenwood Collection," and it was no longer pursuing a lease with the store.

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CVG Airport
12:43 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Drafting bill to change CVG airport board next step

(from left) Kentucky Secretary of State Adam Edelen and Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley talk about the importance of regionalism on the new revamped airport board.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Kenton County Judge/Executive-elect Kris Knochelmann says he will meet with Northern Kentucky lawmakers to draft a bill making the changes Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen has recommended for the CVG Airport Board. Read the report here.

Knochelmann, who will take office in January, hopes the changes will be made quickly. He says he and others will go to Frankfort to lobby other legislators.

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Focus on Technology
2:00 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Brain stimulation seems to be helping stroke victims

The navigated brain stimulator can pinpoint the exact area where doctors can treat patients.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Clinical trials are underway in Cincinnati and nationwide that could prove brain stimulation is beneficial to stroke victims.

The stimulation is actually turning off a part of the brain

As confusing as it sounds, the 1 hz "stimulation" actually shuts down the side of the brain unaffected by the stroke. This is because the non-lesioned side often takes over and hinders recovery.

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Covington Finance
6:00 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Covington City Manager: "We are doing everything different now"

New Finance Director Lisa Goetz and City Manager Larry Klein have put in place a lot of checks and balances since the city discovered Bob Due had stolen nearly $800,000 over more than a decade.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Nearly one year after Covington discovered its former finance director Bob Due had stolen almost $800,000 over more than a decade, the city finance department has dramatically tightened its financial reporting procedures. It is in the process of installing new software and is reorganizing the financial operations of every city department.

New Finance Director Lisa Goetz (a former auditor and comptroller) now requires:

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