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 April 12, 2013

Cleaner fuel in the works for military jets

Room of Barrels at the AFRL at Wright Patterson Air Force Base
Ann Thompson WVXU

Alternative fuel is playing an even bigger role in the U.S. government’s aviation plan.  Within the next year the latest National Aeronautics Research and Development Plan will be released and a large portion of it focuses on alternative fuels. Wright Patterson Air Force Base is playing a leading role, in part because it can moderately scale up lab production  for commercial companies. WVXU's Ann Thompson took a tour to see how it's made, where it's tested and what unusual samples the Air Force is storing. She reports in "Focus on Technology."

Kenwood
3:11 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Troubled Kenwood Towne Place has a new name and marketing plan

Kenwood Towne Place, now "Kenwood Collection," has been sitting largely vacant since 2008.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

Developer Phillips Edison and leasing agents Jones Lang LaSalle and Jeffrey R. Anderson Real Estate are beginning to market the newly named "Kenwood Collection," known to most as Kenwood Towne Place.  

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

North Korea's actions point to importance of tracking nuclear weapons worldwide

Gyeongui Highway on the way to the Kaesong Industrial Region in North Korea. WVXU's Ann Thompson took this picture during a journalism trip last summer.
Ann Thompson; taken during a trip in 2012. WVXU

The threat of nuclear weapons is of big concern to the U.S. and other countries around the world, as evidenced by North Korea’s announcement that it will expand its arsenal. In “Focus on Technology,” Ann Thompson reports even before tension in the Korean peninsula, scientists were trying to identify and protect plutonium and uranium all over the globe.

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Best Medical Reporting
4:12 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Medical Breakthroughs

In 2012, Ann Thompson reported on the following medical breakthroughs .

Feature 1:

Medicine might one day fend off some ailments of old age.

Feature 2:

ADD SOUTH KOREA TO THE LIST OF COUNTRIES WHERE PATIENTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD ARE FLOCKING TO FIND, IN MANY CASES, CHEAPER AND BETTER CARE. IN “FOCUS ON TECHNOLOGY,” ANN THOMPSON REPORTS ON WHAT’S KNOWN AS “MEDICAL TOURISM.”

Feature 3:

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weapons
3:29 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Ham Co Sheriff's Dept. eliminates check weapons at door policy

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department is changing its weapons policy at all county buildings.

Beginning April 15th if you bring a gun, knife, mace or any contraband that could be used as a weapon inside, you will have to take it back to your car, or it will be destroyed. Under the current policy sheriffs deputies would tag it and hold it for you until you were ready to leave.

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