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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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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CAC
1:42 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Tough economic times hit Contemporary Arts Center

The Contemporary Arts Center

Facing a deficit, the Contemporary Arts Center is taking steps to get back in the black. Initiatives include a reduction in personnel (4 people or 16% of employees), a reorganization of staff in key areas, a 20% reduction in the director’s salary, increasing contributed and earned revenue, and reducing the draw on the museum’s investments.

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Pollution and ADHD
12:00 am
Tue May 21, 2013

ADHD linked to traffic pollution

New research from the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center finds kids who live near or attend school near a major highway or interstate have an increased risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) because of the traffic- related pollution.


Lots of kids could be at risk


Studies have shown 40% of children attend school within 400 meters of a major highway. Another 11% of the population in the U.S. lives within a 100 meters of a four-lane highway.

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Flying Pig indictment
10:37 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Indictment in Flying Pig incident

Iris Simpson-Bush (right) and Tammy Wise with the Flying Pig Marathon discuss safety precautions prior to the race.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

If convicted, a Colerain Township man faces up to six years in prison for a series of incidents at the Flying Pig Marathon and related events. The Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office has indicted 49 year old David Moore, a registered marathon participant on charges of carrying a concealed weapon and menacing by stalking.

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