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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same-sex marriage
2:12 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Cincinnati lawsuit challenges Ohio's same-sex marriage ban

John Arthur (on stretcher) and Jim Obergefell tie the knot on the tarmac in Maryaland.
Credit Baltimore Sun

Update: U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Black has scheduled a hearing Monday at 1:30 for this case. Attorneys for Jim Obergefell and John Arthur and attorneys from the Ohio Attorney General's Office will present their case.

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Governor
5:52 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Gov. Kasich: Future bright for Ohio

Governor Kasich spoke to local Chamber of Commerce members at Cincinnati Milacron in Batavia Thursday.
Holly Yurchison WVXU

East-Side Chambers of Commerce are praising Ohio's efforts in making the state a more business friendly place.

Matt Van Sant, President of the Clermont County Chamber, says he's in the economic development business, creating jobs and stimulating the private sector to invest. He was happy to hear Governor Kasich's message that lower taxes seem to be turning what used to be a bad business climate around.

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Focus on Technology
2:00 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Would you go to Mars?

Mars One plans to have the 1st inhabitants on the Red Planet by 2023.
An artist's rendering for Mars One

Ten years from now a crew of four people may just be getting used to the Red Planet. Eventually up to 40 people could populate a colony on Mars. Would you go? 

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Voter fraud
11:49 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Former poll worker gets 5 years for voter fraud

Melowese Richardson is led away in handcuffs.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Melowese Richardson, the former Madisonville poll worker found guilty on four counts of voter fraud, was sentenced Wednesday in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court. 

Calling her "nothing more than a common criminal," Judge Robert Ruehlman gave Richardson five years in prison for voting twice for herself and three times for her sister who has been in a coma since 2003.

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Focus on Technology
2:00 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Online reputation damage control

The Moerlein Lager House now has an employee who constantly monitors social media and immediately brings any unwanted publicity to the boss's attention. It's been that way since the restaurant was embroiled in controversy more than a year ago when it took out full page ads calling itself "Wrigley South."

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