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
2:00 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Cincinnati Reds find new ways to connect with fans

The new Reds Connect Zone is on the third base concourse behind section 110.
Ann Thompson WVXU

If just watching the game isn't enough for you, the Cincinnati Reds want to keep you engaged with new technology at Great American Ball Park. This year the team has invested in:

  • Instant Replay
  • Reds Connect Zone
  • iBeacons

At ballparks throughout the country teams are making instant replay available on the main video board. At Great American they are also on smaller monitors throughout the stadium.

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Findlay Market Opening Day Parade
2:29 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Scenes and sounds from the Opening Day Parade

Mark Heyne WVXU News

Thousands of people lined the streets of Cincinnati on a beautiful afternoon to take in the Findlay Market Reds Opening Day Parade.   It was a festive event with lots of entries including mascots, marching  bands, fire engines,  police motorcycles, honor guards and Reds players from the past and present.  WVXU's Mark Heyne was there with his camera and has these photos to share.

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Opening Day
6:00 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Findlay Market parade takes a detour

Findlay Market Opening Day Parade 2013
Tana Weingartner WVXU

The 95th Findlay Market Opening Day Parade will take a slight detour this year because of streetcar construction. At 12 noon Monday the first entry steps off from Findlay Market in Over the Rhine and heads south on Race Street.

Instead of going straight down Race, the parade will turn right on Liberty and left on Elm to Central Parkway. It will then go back to Race and proceed as normal to 5th Street.

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Who Concert
12:30 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Memorial to remember Who concert victims

The scene outside the Cincinnati Coliseum where 11 people died

A group of Who Concert survivors and families of the eleven people killed announced plans Friday to build a memorial near where the Cincinnati tragedy happened, December 3rd, 1979.

The victims were trampled to death when the crowd, holding general admission tickets--which means their seats weren't reserved-- surged forward when they heard the band start warming up and only a few doors into the Coliseum were open. Cincinnati banned so-called "festival seating" shortly afterward.

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Liquid assets
5:13 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Cincinnati making splash on national water scene

Water officials from around the country came to a Cincinnati EPA water technology test facility to get ideas.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Think of it as a big laboratory where new water technology is tested. The EPA's Testing and Evaluation Center, right next to the Metropolitan Sewer District, played host to a group of people who wanted to figure out better ways to solve their water problems.

Richard Seline  with the Texas Water Cluster Initiative and others are now armed with new information after their visit to Cincinnati. He says, "You kind of see around the country who's doing what cool things with technology."

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