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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Martin Luther King Jr.
6:00 am
Mon January 20, 2014

MLK Coalition asks: What's your dream?

File photo of the 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. march in Cincinnati.
Credit Michael Keating

People remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Cincinnati Monday have a full day to do it.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Coalition and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is hosting the 39th annual King Legacy Awards Breakfast at the Freedom Center. During the 8:00a.m. breakfast six people will be honored for their leadership in strengthening the diversity of the community and for promoting the vision and legacy of Dr. King. 

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Martin Luther King Jr.
12:06 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Following in the footsteps of Martin Luther King Jr.

(from left) Dr. Nancy Boxill-coordinator of the MLK specialization at the Union Institute and University and PhD student John Soden.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

John Soden was first introduced to Martin Luther King Jr. at Syracuse University in King's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail."

"It changed something in me, the concerns I had about it and it didn't become a sort of thing to go about and tinker with," said Soden.  "I wanted to see a substantial change in very ethically and informed ways."

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Sundance Film Festival
6:00 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Sundance latest stop for native Cincinnati filmmaker

Actor/director Andre Hyland is on a journey across town, to fix his broken-down car car, in "Funnel."
Blond Chili Productions

Andre Hyland, who's been making "movies" since he was 10, may be finally getting the recognition many people think he deserves.

The Indian Hill High School and University of Cincinnati graduate now lives in LA, making films, writing comedy, and acting. Hyland learned his film Funnel had been accepted into the Sundance Film Festival just after two of his pilots for Comedy Central were rejected.

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Tracie Hunter
2:20 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Tracie Hunter faces felony indictment

Credit Hamilton County Juvenile Court

Update 2:50pm: The Ohio Supreme Court has issued an order today disqualifying Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Tracie Hunter from acting as a judge because of the indictment. In the order signed by Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor, it says “it is further ordered that she shall remain disqualified while any and all indictments filed in the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas are pending and until further order of this court.”

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IRS
2:31 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

IRS Commissioner: finish investigation, make changes

New IRS Commissioner John Koskinen talks to Cincinnati employees on how to make the 501(c)(4) application process more efficient.
Credit IRS

New IRS Commissioner John Koskinen came to Cincinnati Thursday to find out how the process of applying for 501 (c)(4) status can be more efficient and learn from employees what resources they need and what obstacles they have.

Koskinen is known as a turnaround specialist, having run Freddie Mac in the middle of the financial crisis, and guiding Penn Central Railroad and a teamsters pension fund. He was also President Clinton's Y2K czar in the late 1990s. He now aims to restore confidence in the Internal Revenue Service.

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