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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Foreclosure
12:01 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Cincinnati/Middletown: Bottom 20 for real estate recovery

These foreclosed homes in Evanston are decreasing area property values. Evanston is part of a pilot program where banks are held responsible for cutting the grass and taking care of the properties they own.
Credit Jay Hanselman / WVXU

In its first-ever Housing Market Recovery Index, RealtyTrac reports the Cincinnati/Middletown market is in the  bottom 20 markets which lag the real estate recovery nationally. (among the 100 markets ranked by RealtyTrac)

The index was calculated based on these seven different factors:

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Ohio River
6:06 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Proposal to delay mercury standards enforcement on Ohio River

Credit Sarah Ramsey

Enforcement of new mercury standards for industrial and wastewater treatment plants along the Ohio River may be delayed and that has environmental groups concerned.

Documents show there are dozens of companies and municipalities with mercury monitoring requirements that dump into the Ohio River.

Mercury levels based on Great Lakes

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Police
6:00 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Pension, right to work: big topics at FOP convention

Economic Impact

An estimated 3,000 police officers from as far away as Ireland, are in Cincinnati for a convention that begins Monday and continues through Friday. The Convention and Visitors Bureau puts the economic impact at $4.5 million and contracted hotel room nights of more than 15,000 in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

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Focus on Technology
2:00 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Balloon-powered Internet

Google scientists launch a balloon designed to provide Internet access to people in New Zealand.
Google
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CVG
1:26 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

CVG finds niche with smaller airlines like Ultimate Air

Ultimate Air Shuttle will start a four-day-a-week service from CVG Sept. 9th.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Less than three months since Frontier Airlines starting flying out of CVG, the airport announced Wednesday public charter service Ultimate Air Shuttle will start service to Morristown Airport, NJ September 9th.

Ultimate Air Managing Director Rick Pawlak says the advantages are many:

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