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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Gay marriage
1:53 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

"Marriage equality crusader" -John Arthur dies

John Arthur (on the stretcher) and Jim Obergefell get married on a Maryland tarmac in July.
Credit Baltimore Sun

A terminally ill Cincinnati man, who traveled to Maryland to marry his partner, has died. John Arthur married Jim Obergefell in July on the tarmac because Arthur, who had ALS, was too sick to get off his stretcher.

Court case continues

Shortly after they married, the couple filed a federal lawsuit challenging Ohio's marriage law, in part so they could be buried together in Arthur's family plot.

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Cincinnati Reds
11:12 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Reds confirm Bryan Price as new manager

Bryan Price at a news conference announcing he is the new Reds manager.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

Update:

Bryan Price says this is a "huge moment" being named the new Reds manager. The first thing the former pitching coach says he will do is gain a better understanding and appreciation of where the team is now and where it wants to go. During a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Price did not announce any major changes with the team. He was asked about closer Aroldis Chapman will be converted to a starting pitcher.

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MSD
6:00 am
Mon October 21, 2013

New urban waterway to make South Fairmount flow better

This building, near Queen City Ave. and Ekardt, is one of 20 being demolished in Phase I to make room for a new urban waterway in South Fairmount.
Ann Thompson WVXU

In the next few years, Westside residents will get some relief from flooding and sewer runoff.

Demolition is underway in South Fairmount for what will become a green space to capture rainwater, hold it back and not let it get into the combined sewer right away.

The problem

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Human Trafficking
6:34 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Identifying human trafficking victims in Cincinnati

Credit VT human trafficking task force

Healthcare workers, children's services employees and law enforcement personnel are trying to determine how many Cincinnati children are victims of human trafficking. The local numbers are unclear. State officials say every year between 1,000 and more than 3,000 young girls fall victim.

Identifying the signs of human trafficking can be difficult. Dr. Bob Shapiro, Director of the Child Abuse team at Cincinnati Children's Mayerson Center lists some of them.

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Focus on Technology
2:00 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Freezing out cancer and maybe asthma

truFreeze spray cryotherapy is designed to stop disease cold.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Doctors at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center are freezing out certain kinds of cancers and precancerous lesions with a tiny camera, a catheter and a special kind of spray. Traditional forms of cryotherapy (using liquid nitrogen to freeze and eliminate harmful tissue) are very localized. truFreeze, new to UC Health, enables doctors to treat larger surfaces.

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