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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Hamilton County homeless
5:51 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Coalition going to court over sheriff's homeless strategy

Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

The Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition is suing the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department over a policy to remove the homeless from the courthouse steps. Commission executive director Josh Spring says Sheriff Jim Neil's department will start threatening arrest this week. Spring wants to wait until after the winter shelters open in a month and a half.

The Sheriff and Major Charmaine McGuffey were guests on Cincinnati Edition today where the sheriff's homeless strategy was one of the topics. McGuffey said the department  has been patient.

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Shopping
5:17 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Macy's to open on Thanksgiving

Black Friday 2012 at the Anderson Township Macy's.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

In a news release, announcing its Black Friday deals, Macy's, based in Cincinnati and New York, says it will open most of its stores Thanksgiving evening.

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Focus on Technology
2:00 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

UC/Hankook tire is turning heads

eMembrane by Scott Lenkowsky, using smart hybrid technology.
University of Cincinnati/Hankook

The South Korean based tire company, Hankook has just unveiled its latest tire at the Frankfort Auto Show, the iFlex. That tire may have ties to Cincinnati.

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Children's Hospital
2:56 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Children's "bucking the trend" by investing in mental health

The College Hill Campus will expand, thanks to the $20 million donation.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is the recipient of a $20 million gift, its single largest contribution ever. The money comes from the Convalescent Hospital for Children, established in 1833  It no longer has a physical building, but for years has been raising funds and providing support for specialized programs housed at Cincinnati Children's.

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Transportation
10:45 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Brent Spence study includes possible models & tolls

Credit Michael Keating

A new study, commissioned by Ohio and Kentucky, has narrowed procurement models for the $2.5 billion Brent Spence Bridge project from four to two and projected a range of tolls.

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