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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Liquid assets
5:13 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Cincinnati making splash on national water scene

Water officials from around the country came to a Cincinnati EPA water technology test facility to get ideas.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Think of it as a big laboratory where new water technology is tested. The EPA's Testing and Evaluation Center, right next to the Metropolitan Sewer District, played host to a group of people who wanted to figure out better ways to solve their water problems.

Richard Seline  with the Texas Water Cluster Initiative and others are now armed with new information after their visit to Cincinnati. He says, "You kind of see around the country who's doing what cool things with technology."

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Focus on Technology
2:05 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Google Glass is a hit at the hospital

Dr. Steve Horng uses Google Glass at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
Dr. John Halamka

Outside patient rooms at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center there's a Quick Response (QR) code on the wall. It is key to a new way doctors are doing things there.

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Cameras
1:54 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

The latest stop for a camera lawsuit: Dayton

Dayton is facing a lawsuit over traffic cameras. It's the third such suit filed by attorney Mike Allen who has battled the villages of Elmwood Place and New Miami.

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Rowing
3:49 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Clermont County lands Rowing Club Nationals

This is an aerial view from the 2010 Midwest Scholastic Championship regatta. The regatta in the picture is about the same size and scope of the one coming in 2015.
Clermont Crew

Harsha Lake in Clermont County's East Fork State Park will host the 2015 USRowing Club Nationals July 15 through the 19th.

The Club Nationals is one of the largest summer regattas nationwide, featuring five full days of racing and more than 1,500 crews from youth, collegiate, and adult teams nationwide. Here is video from the 2013 National Championships

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TriHealth
1:28 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

TriHealth & Select Medical building new hospital

Credit TriHealth

TriHealth plans to open a new hospital next year that will focus on spinal cord and brain injuries, neurological disorders and musculoskeletal conditions.

Spokesman Joe Kelley says the new rehabilitation facility will be in Keystone Parke along Interstate 71 and Dana Avenue. He says TriHealth already does rehab at Bethesda North and Good Samaritan and when the new hospital opens, those rehab facilities will move into the Evanston hospital.

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