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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During a brief farewell address to the University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees, Tuesday morning, President Santa Ono teared up, saying, "It's been an extremely meaningful time for me and my family and it's not going to be easy to say goodbye."

Street Reach

Greater Cincinnati social worker Rachael Winters and Northern Kentucky University students Justin Hill and Brittney Kane have developed an app that is designed to get homeless people the help they need and off the streets.

Cincinnati VA Medical Center

After separate meetings this month with new acting director Glenn Costie and UC Health, Rep. Brad Wenstrup says the Cincinnati VA Medical Center could become a national model for public-private partnership, if certain changes are made.

"I came away from my two meetings feeling that we could sit down at some point and work things out between the two and establish parameters and establish a set of rules," according to Wenstrup.

There's a buyer for a local historical landmark.

Cincinnati Gardens has entered into a contract to sell its real estate to the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority, including the main arena, an adjacent skating center and three parking lots. In all it's 20 acres.

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Four years and $200 million later, The Kenwood Collection is taking shape.

The building, once an eyesore off I-71 and plagued with legal problems, is more than 80 percent leased. CEO of PECO Real Estate Partners (PREP) Michael Phillips, describes the space as interactive. 

The Cincinnati Public School board has voted to begin discussions with a charter school company called Phalen Leadership Academies. An agreement could lead to a new school.

Hamilton County Sheriff's Department

AAA will attempt to tackle what it calls one of the biggest threats to safety on the roadways Tuesday by holding a "Regional Drugged Driving Summit."

U.S. Navy

Scientists at Australian Catholic University's School of Exercise Science have developed a formula they say pinpoints overuse, will reduce injury and improves performance. It's published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

The so-called "smart algorithms," based on submarine and guided missile technology are implanted in newly-developed wearables and were tested on Australian cricket players.

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City Gospel Mission, a provider of food, shelter and recovery programs, is honoring Cincinnati's baseball past by bringing Crosley Field back to life.

Even before it moved to the Crosley Field site in 2015 the agency was working with the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum to remember the Reds' home from 1912-1970.

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A 15 year old Butler County teen, who admitted shooting two students and injuring two others inside the Junior/Senior Madison High School cafeteria, has been sentenced.

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