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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Election Fraud
1:55 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Three indicted in Hamilton County voter fraud case

From left: Board of Elections member Alex Triantafilou and chair Tim Burke after a February hearing on voter fraud.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

A Hamilton County Grand Jury has indicted three people for allegedly casting illegal votes in this past presidential election. 


Melowese Richardson, admitted to WCPO she voted twice and submitted absentee ballots for several other people as well. If convicted, the prosecutor says she faces up to 12 years in prison.


Russell Glassop is charged with voting on behalf of his deceased wife.

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Focus on Technology
5:31 am
Fri March 8, 2013

How UC plans to change cancer care in 3 years

Lawrence Reed, a cancer patient, is getting very personalized care at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Ann Thompson WVXU

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation says the U.S. is becoming more successful in treating some kinds of cancer, including brain, colorectal, stomach and breast cancer. This is due in part to more aggressive care. The University of Cincinnati is pledging more aggressive and personalized care with a new team of doctors and a new center. WVXU's Ann Thompson reports what makes the new bone marrow transplant center and its doctors different, in Focus on Technology.


MSD
5:28 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Keeping a lid on sewer costs

MSD has a new computerized tool to keep track of costs and prioritize projects
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The EPA says every year 14 billion gallons of wastewater is dumped into the Mill Creek. This is because  Cincinnati's sewer system is too old to handle the stormwater runoff and it mixes with sewage in one series of pipes.

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casino
5:00 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Police try to prevent traffic problems at Horseshoe

Only invited guests can park in the casino garage tonight. Others are encouraged to park at the Banks.
Sarah Ramsey WVXU

Traffic in and around the Horseshoe Casino is expected to be heavy tonight for the grand opening. Police and city officials say plan accordingly.

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casino
4:39 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Security and surveillance fixes needed before casino can open

The Horseshoe Casino is scheduled to open Monday evening at 8:30.
Credit Sarah Ramsey WVXU

Over the weekend the Ohio Casino Control Commission is expected to give the go ahead to operate to Cincinnati's Horseshoe Casino. Wednesday's soft opening uncovered a few problems that Commission Director of Enforcement Karen Huey said need fixing.

"Some of the areas that we wanted to talk to them about were in security and surveillance. Again, it might be hardware fixes. These are things that they can definitely adjust.

Huey says she has already looked over the proposed changes from General Manager Kevin Klein.

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