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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Bengals
4:46 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Bengals Coach Lewis looks to build on success for next season

Bengals Coach Marvin Lewis reflects on the playoff loss
Credit Sarah Ramsey WVXU

Bengals Coach Marvin Lewis likened himself to the Susan Lucci of coaching. He's been to the playoffs four times and hasn't had a single win. Lewis was a good sport about it when talking to the media Monday about the Bengals loss to Houston. He called it an incredible fall off the cliff but is hopeful for next season.

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Bengals
2:57 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Hopeful Bengals head to Houston

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WVXU

UPDATE:  Bengals lose to the  Texans 19-13.  Houston is 3-0 against Cincinnati going back to the 2011 regular season.    

The Bengals predict the outcome is going to be different this time as the team heads back to Houston this weekend for a playoff re-match.

Right before the team had it's final practice spirits were up Thursday in the Bengals locker room. Cornerback Leon Hall says it's exciting to go to the playoffs two years in a row.

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Focus on Technology
12:31 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Drones to Gather News?

Camcopter S100

The Federal Aviation Administration has started writing licensing and safety regulations regarding using unmanned air vehicles (UAV’s) for alternate purposes, such as newsgathering, by 2015. In this week’s Focus on Technology, Ann Thompson reports on how these drones may eliminate the need for TV news helicopters.


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Innovator Salman Khan
12:30 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Khan Academy - Free Education for Anyone

You may have seen the recent 60 Minutes piece about innovator Salman Khan and his Khan Academy, the online site dedicated to providing a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere. . He shares his vision about an education free of state mandates and lengthy lectures in his just released the book One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined, and he joins Ann Thompson on the phone to discuss his successes thus far, and what will be coming next.


UC
4:00 am
Fri December 21, 2012

UC students on location for "end of the world"

Uxmal, an archaeological site. The pyramid is called "Pyramid of the Magician"
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Three dozen University of Cincinnati students are close to ground zero today as the Mayan calendar predicts an end of the world. The UC trip to Yucatan , Mexico, studying U.S. investments and Mexican development, is an annual one and always happens at this time of the year. Adjunct instructor Constance Lardas  and her students know it's not the end of the world.


"But I think they are excited at any rate. They're excited to be going, specifically at this time. We've talked about it in my classes at UC so I know everybody's aware of that."

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