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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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."

Home Sales
1:49 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Greater Cincinnati Home sales building momentum

For 22 straight months Greater Cincinnati home sales have continued to climb. In April they were up 24% in Cincinnati and 17% in Northern Kentucky.

Number of homes sold

Cincinnati home sales for last month totaled 1,919 compared to 1,547 a year ago. Four hundred sixty-nine homes were sold in Northern Kentucky in April compared to 400 in April of 2012.

Average selling price

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La Salle shooting
11:38 am
Wed May 22, 2013

La Salle shooting victim moved to rehab

The La Salle student who shot himself last month is moving to a rehab facility
Credit Ann Thompson, WVXU News

The La Salle student who shot himself at school last month is being moved from the UC Medical Center to  a rehab facility.  


For weeks the honors student was in critical condition after shooting himself in class. His family released this statement Thursday:

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