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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PlaySight,  a video and analytics technology, is attracting the attention of tennis players worldwide. With a smart court, five cameras and a kiosk, tennis players get line calls, dissect the game point by point, track the speed of their serve, check the distance covered and more.

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Cincinnati clinical psychologist Dr. Angie Vredeveld, now has an army of local volunteers as she attempts to further strengthen the voice of acid attack victims in Uganda and other countries like India, Pakistan, Nepal, Cambodia and Bangladesh.

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When Marilyn Cotter's doctor ordered a stress test after a bout of chest tightness the Delhi Township grandmother had a space-age option, the AlterG treadmill.

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It was a decade ago when thousands 0f people from Anderson Township and the surrounding area dropped what they were doing and began to search after hearing a 3-year-old boy had gone missing from Juilfs Park.

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At the annual CPS State of  the Schools address Friday, Greg Landsman wiped a tear away when recalling a time he had to explain to his grade school daughter the importance of the Preschool Promise initiative. Thinking there were just a few kids who couldn't afford to attend, she wanted to know their names.

But the list of names was far too long for her father to recite. 

This fall, Cincinnati Public Schools will increase the number of preschool seats from 1,200 to 1,500. But Landsman says there are 9,000 three and four-year olds in Cincinnati. He says there are existing programs and some state and federal funding, but it's not enough.


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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.