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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Focus on Technology
5:31 am
Fri June 14, 2013

How close are drones to gathering news?

Camcopter S100

The Federal Aviation Administration has started writing licensing and safety regulations regarding using unmanned air vehicles (UAV’s) for alternate purposes, such as newsgathering, by 2015. In this week’s Focus on Technology, Ann Thompson reports on how these drones may eliminate the need for TV news helicopters.

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Recruiting veterans
6:12 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Cincinnati businesses ramp up military veteran recruiting

Area employers learn how to better recruit, hire and retain returning veterans at a panel discussion Monday at the United Way.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

Greater Cincinnati companies, including Total Quality Logistics (TQL), GE, US Bank and Horseshoe Casino, are learning to better recruit, hire and retain local veterans.

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Rebuilding lives in Japan
6:00 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Helping tsunami-ravaged Japan play again

This is what the new playground will look like in Ishinomaki, Japan
DAAP

Ishinomaki residents are still suffering


For the last two years children in Ishinomaki, Japan have had few places to play. When the tsunami hit in March 2011 waves reached 33 ft. high, killing 3,000 people, destroying 20,000 homes and forcing many of the city's residents to live in shelters, even today, as reported here in The Daily Beast.

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Focus on Technology
5:31 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Identifying and treating violent teens

Teens in a new study are getting an fMRI at the UC Center for Imaging Research to determine problem areas in the brain
WVXU

Part of the President’s plan to reduce gun violence focuses on increased mental health services. Ann Thompson, in “Focus on Technology,” reports on Cincinnati efforts to be pro-active, involving a predictive spit test and photographing the brain.

Elmwood Place cameras
2:24 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Elmwood Place's attempt to change camera judge unsuccessful

Credit Sarah Ramsey / WVXU

Hamilton County Judge Robert Ruehlman will remain on the case in a lawsuit against Elmwood Place over use of its traffic cameras. Attorney for the village Judd Uhl claimed the judge's words and actions "convey the impression that the judge has developed a hostile feeling or spirit of ill will..."

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