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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University of Cincinnati
9:35 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Body found on UC campus

One person is dead after apparently falling from the Calhoun Garage
University of Cincinnati

UPDATE:  UC says the body was that of 20-year-old  Caleb Harrison Groves, a student at Cincinnati State.

University of Cincinnati police are investigating the discovery of a body Wednesday morning.

Spokeswoman M.B. Reilly says the deceased male apparently fell from the Calhoun Garage.

She says there is no evidence of foul play.

The still unidentified male was discovered about 4:00a.m. by somebody running on the track.

UC police hope to have more information later today.

Same-sex marriage
9:21 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Spotlight on Cincinnati court for same-sex marriage

John Arthur, dying of ALS, married his long time partner Jim Obergefell on a Maryland tarmac. Obergefell won the right to be listed on Arthur's death certificate.

A federal appeals court in Cincinnati is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans in six separate cases involving four states.

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will consider challenges to state same-sex marriage bans in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Michigan.

So many reporters and court observers are expected the court will have two overflow rooms with live audio streaming of the oral arguments.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is appealing two local cases:

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VA
12:24 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Cincinnati VA responds to scheduling criticism

Cincinnati VA Director Linda Smith (center) promises to bring the hospital and its clinics into 100% compliance.
Cincinnati VA Medical Center

The Cincinnati VA Hospital is responding to claims made by a whistleblower that the medical facility allegedly manipulated data to make it appear patients were being seen quicker than they actually were. The whistleblower's claims are among dozens being investigated nationwide and the list is growing.

Cincinnati VA says no evidence of any deliberate hiding of wait times

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Focus on Technology
2:00 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Making wearable electronics commonplace

Purdue researchers used a standard sewing machine to create this new type of low-cost flexible metal interconnect for "soft" robotics and wearable electronics.
Babak Ziaie Purdue University

The market for wearable electronics could top $3 billion by 2018, according to a new report. However, Beecham Research says with better collaboration between technology companies and the fashion industry, the market could be worth $9.3 billion by 2018.

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Tennis
1:34 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Nadal pulls out of W&S Open due to injury

Rafael Nadal, the 2013 Western & Southern Open champion, has withdrawn because of a wrist injury.
Jennifer Mauer Western & Southern Open

Western & Southern Open Officials say Rafael Nadal, the tournament defending champion, has withdrawn due to a wrist injury.

Nadal, currently ranked #2 in the world, says he is disappointed:

"Unfortunately I injured my right wrist yesterday during practice and after the tests I have undergone today in Spain, including an MRI, and checking with my doctors, I will have to stay out of competition for at least 2-3 weeks. I am sorry and wish the best to the tournament and thank all of the fans for their support."

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