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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Custom made bass
6:00 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Top bassist chooses Cincinnati for new instrument

Adam Ben Ezra with his new 5-string bass.
Holly Yurchison WVXU

Tel-Aviv bassist Adam Ben Ezra is known worldwide as an upright bass virtuoso and composer. His longtime friend and manager Guy Dayan also helped established Ezra as a YouTuber. His YouTube videos have more than 4 million views.

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Focus on Technology
5:31 am
Fri May 31, 2013

3D Laser Scanner aids crash investigators

Cincinnati Police Officer Steven Fox demonstrates the Sokkia Total Station.
WVXU

The faster police clear an accident, the faster you can get moving again. In this week’s Focus on Technology, Ann Thompson reports on new tools increasing the speed and accuracy of documenting police reports.

Wilmington Air Park
6:00 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Jobs are slowly coming back to Wilmington

Business is slowly coming back to Wilmington and the air park.
Clinton County Port Authority

Ohio Governor John Kasich is traveling to Wilmington Thursday to announce a handful of companies are making commitments to create hundreds of jobs.

The positive economic news in and around Wilmington has been slow to come ever since DHL closed it's domestic operations and put 8,000 people out of a job.

These companies are hiring

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Protecting intellectual property
6:06 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Cincinnati businesses try to protect intellectual property

Jim Bowman (left), a Cincinnati consultant to companies doing business with Asia, and Roy Kamphausen, senior associate NBR discuss how to better protect intellectual property.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

A new report released by the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) points to intellectual property theft in Asia as a major problem for U.S. businesses. The report from the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property recommends strong measures the U.S. can take to thwart the problem.


Protecting Trade Secrets

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Focus on Technology
5:31 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Fighting bed bugs on a molecular level

Bed bug samples in Regina Baucom's lab.
UC

There is disagreement over whether Cincinnati has made much progress in its fight against bed bugs. It still shows up among the top U.S. cities for the bloodsucking arthropods. Right now heat is the most effective way to get rid of them. Chemical treatments are another option. But one University of Cincinnati professor has a possible futuristic solution. Regina Baucom looks to hurt them on a molecular level. Ann Thompson reports in "Focus on Technology."

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