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
1:02 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

How millions of tweets boil down to six conversations

As a broadcast station, WVXU's tweets are In-Hub & Spoke.
Marc Smith Social Media Research Foundation

Many people struggle to make sense of Twitter. The constant stream of information containing up to 140 characters can often overwhelm. But believe it or not all the tweets in the world appear to fit into just six patterns.

The Pew Research Center and the Social Media Research Foundation studied thousands of tweets over a four-year period and came up with these six different conversational archetypes.

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Cincinnati casino
4:00 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Belterra Park (River Downs) set to open this spring

Belterra is accepting applications and scheduling interviews now to hire 700 people.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Weather permitting, Greater Cincinnati's newest player in the gaming industry will open in May. A live web-cam allows you to check the progress.

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Convention
6:00 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Cincinnati outlines bid for 2016 Republican convention

The 2012 Republican Convention was held in Tampa Bay, FL.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Update: The meeting to pitch Cincinnati for the 2016 GOP National Convention has been postponed, see tweet:

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Newport Aquarium
6:51 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Newport Aquarium studying why shark ray pups died

Sweet Pea is back on exhibit at the Newport Aquarium.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Update:

The executive director of the Newport Aquarium is optimistic that Sweet Pea will give birth again and when it happens he's confident his team will have more information about caring for shark ray pups. Eric Rose says the problem was they were not able to digest their food, and consequently did not put on weight. This was despite efforts to tube feed them with a paste of shrimp, fish and vitamins.

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Northern Kentucky
3:29 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Growing companies say NKY made them feel wanted

Newly Wed Foods, a breading and seasoning company announced a year ago its investing 57 million dollars and will create 115 jobs in Erlanger.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Northern Kentucky's Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (TRI-ED) now has strong numbers to back claims that it continues to attract local, national, and international companies to Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties.

The numbers

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