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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Racino
2:47 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

What to do with the Lebanon Raceway?

The Lebanon Raceway will move when the racino opens in 2014, leaving the site vacant.
Lebanon Raceway

Warren County leaders have some big decisions to make about how to fill the soon to be vacated Lebanon Raceway.

With the Miami Valley Gaming racino on track to open in early 2014 in Turtle Creek Township, (Union Rd. and St. Rt. 63) a Warren County planning committee is starting to examine how to fill the space Lebanon Raceway no longer will. The 93 acre Warren County Fairgrounds is owned by the taxpayers and Commissioner Dave Young says he wants to make sure they get their money's worth. There are many possibilities. He likes an equestrian center.

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Pumped Up Reds and Their Fans Deflate
3:29 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Sports Reporting

Sports Reporting
Pumped Up Reds and Their Fans Deflate
Reporter: Ann Thompson

Feature 1:
Reds Players Talk About Playoff Pressure

Feature 2:
Waiting to Clinch

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Jobs
3:11 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Newly Weds latest example of job creation in Kentucky

from left: Mike Hopp, VP of manufacturing, Gov. Steve Beshear, Boone Co. Judge Executive Gary Moore
WVXU

Northern Kentucky is touting its ability to attract new companies and create jobs.  The latest jobs announcement involves a food breading company.


Governor Steve Beshear has been spending a lot of time in Northern Kentucky talking about job creation.


"It seems we were just here a couple of months ago making one such announcement."

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Veterans
4:00 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Identifying the gaps in Greater Cincinnati veterans services

U.S. Navy

Greater Cincinnati community leaders are beginning to map veterans services for the region. The first of five so-called "convening" sessions is Tuesday.


Retired Col. David W. Sutherland, a former commander for Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom knows what problems returning veterans face. He is one.

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Technology
5:31 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Are smart guns the next silver bullet?

This 9mm, developed by NJIT, is still in the lab and awaiting commercial funding
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Interest in "smart guns," using biometrics and radio frequency technology, has rebounded following recent gun violence. President Obama has included them as part of his plan to reduce such mass shootings. Who makes these guns? How do they work? And will they catch on? Ann Thompson reports in "Focus on Technology."


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