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 March 1, 2013

Preventing classified data from being compromised

The hacker has to only find one hole. The defense has to cover all holes.
U.S. Government

The Pentagon is increasing its cybersecurity force fivefold after a series of hacking incidents that  have originated in China and other places. In recent months U.S. businesses and newspapers have also been compromised.  Suspects include organized rings and teenage hackers from Russia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Increasingly the U.S. government and businesses are taking steps to better protect themselves. Ann Thompson reports in Focus on Technology.



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Cincinnati Casino
4:00 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Horseshoe Casino's plan to keep out cheats and other troublemakers

The camera, in the top left corner of this picture, is one of hundreds in and around the Horseshoe Casino.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

You may not realize it but if you go to the new Horseshoe Casino or even walk past it, chances are you will be watched on camera. The casino security staff, state agents and Cincinnati Police officers are partnering to try to keep the Horseshoe safe and prevent theft.

The security office is one of the busiest places at Cincinnati's Horseshoe Casino. Everybody, except for guests, has to check in there first. That means, employees, delivery people, reporters and more. The casino security and surveillance departments watch them long before they get to that office.

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voter fraud
6:04 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Prosecutor now has six double voter cases

Republican Board Member Alex Triantafilou and Democratic Chair Tim Burke disagree on whether any more cases of possible voter fraud will be sent to the prosecutor
Credit Ann Thompson WVXU

Information about six people accused of voting more than once this past presidential election in Hamilton County is now in the hands of the Prosecutor's Office.


The only case where two votes were actually counted involves poll worker Melowese Richardson who told Channel 9 in an earlier interview she voted absentee and then in person.

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Focus on Technology
5:31 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Early detection of pancreatic cancer may come from this magnet

This 850 mhz magnet, one of the most powerful in the world, is housed at Miami University.
Ann Thompson WVXU

The NMR 850 mhz is in full use in the basement of Hughes Laboratories at Miami University. The most recent experiment using this powerful magnet, one of the strongest in the world, aims to discover signs of pancreatic cancer earlier. Ann Thompson reports in "Focus on Technology."


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Wilmington Air Park
4:00 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Wilmington ramps up marketing of its Air Park

The Wilmington Air Park is open for business.
Ann Thompson WVXU

 


Officials running the Wilmington Air Park say they have reason to be optimistic as they ramp up marketing efforts to fill the still mostly vacant space.  

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