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.


Cincy Blues Fest
1:50 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Line-up announced for Cincy Blues Fest

Texas blues and blues rock singer Guy Forsyth

Texas blues and blues rock singer Guy Forsyth will headline the 22nd Cincy Blues Fest Friday, August 1 and Saturday, August 2 along the Cincinnati riverfront downtown at Sawyer Point.  He 's scheduled to perform August 2 at 10:15 p.m.

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pool supervision
2:04 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Drowning prompts change in Cincinnati pool policy

File photo of the Dunham Rec Center pool, a city pool affected by the new policy. The drowning happened at Bush Pool in Walnut Hills.
Credit Holly Yurchison / WVXU

The Cincinnati Recreation Commission is making changes to its city pool policy following the drowning of a 10-year-old Walnut Hills boy at Bush Pool this month, and recommendations by City Council.

Effective immediately, children ages 7 to 11 have to be supervised by an adult. Particulars spelled out in a memo say this:

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5:47 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Would you pay 10 million pounds for this Ferrari?

Experts think this Ferrari 375-plus, with Cincinnati ties could break a world record by going for £10 million Friday in England.


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10:07 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Big hangar headlines Wilmington redevelopment

Airborne has doubled the size of its hangar at the Wilmington Air Park and can now work on 777s and 747s
Ann Thompson WVXU

Five years after losing DHL's domestic operations hub, the Wilmington Air Park is rebuilding itself.  The latest project involves a new 105,000 square foot aircraft maintenance hangar, capable of housing planes as big as a Boeing 747-400 or 777-300ER.

The hangar is leased by Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services (AMES), already providing maintenance, repair and overhaul services at the Wilmington Air Park. The company anticipates hiring 259 people because of the expanded hangar.

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Focus on Technology
2:00 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Maple Knoll tests UC smart house for seniors

Human patient simulators help demonstrate the available technology at Maple Knoll Village at the "Innovation Collaboratory House."
Ann Thompson WVXU

Except for a small sign the  "Innovation Collaboratory House" looks like any other villa at Maple Knoll Village. But walk inside and it's anything but.

Telehealth robots are in the sitting room and a Microsoft X-Box "Kinect" demonstration is in the bedroom. "Flo-bot" can manage congestive heart failure and do stroke intervention. "Little-bot" can ask you questions.

Other innovations:

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