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 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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Cincinnati Reds
4:23 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Ludwick to have surgery

Ryan Ludwick will have surgery Wednesday.
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According to the Cincinnati Reds, Ryan Ludwick will have surgery Wednesday. This is to repair torn cartilage in his right shoulder suffered after sliding headfirst into third base Monday.

It was in the third inning of the opening day game against the Angels.

Ludwick will go on the 15-day disabled list and a corresponding roster move will be made before Tuesday night’s game.

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Opening Day
2:57 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Cincinnati celebrates Opening Day

The crowd is waiting for the parade to come their way.
Sarah Ramsey

It's Opening Day in Cincinnati and it might as well be a major holiday in this baseball-crazed town.

Despite the cold, thousands of fans turned out to line the parade route, party at The Banks, and get into the ballpark early to watch batting practice.

Along Race Street Brandy Adams and her friend were seated hours before the parade began and it turns out, they sit in the same place every year to watch it.

"I don't know, it just kind of happens. We always park in the same spot, it was never done on purpose."

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