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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Police fitness
12:04 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Cincinnati Police pilot fitness test opens to department

Cincinnati Police Officer Amy Moore, Sgt. Ron Hale, Sgt. Dwayne Wilson
WVXU

A fitness test, designed to offer incentives for Cincinnati Police officers to get in shape, will open up to the entire force in March.  I found out just how tough the standards are.

After struggling to get just a few more sit-ups, Police Academy trainer Amy Moore didn't give me much time before I started doing push ups. There are different levels. Each one earns a different number of stars. Here's what she would have to do to get four gold stars.

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MLK remembrance
5:26 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

Vowing to keep the MLK legacy alive in Cincinnati

Cincinnatians march to remember Martin Luther King Jr.
Michael Keating

Organizers of the annual Martin Luther King Cincinnati celebration are making sure his legacy lives on.


The Music Hall program had a decidedly upbeat feel to it, beginning with the applause during President Obama's inauguration on a big screen, to the words of keynote speaker Judge Jeffrey Hopkins. He said this generation, with God's help, can continue the change begun by Martin Luther King Jr.

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Martin Luther King
4:00 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Cincinnati remembers Martin Luther King Jr.

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WVXU

In Cincinnati, hundreds of people will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Martin Luther King Day.


A noon commemorative celebration at Music Hall is the culmination of a morning filled with remembrances. The day begins with a Freedom Center breakfast, a march to Fountain Square for a prayer service, and then a march to Music Hall. That's where the Honorable Judge Jeffery Hopkins will be the keynote speaker. There will also be choral and theatrical performances.

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Focus on Technology
5:31 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Identifying and treating violent teens

Teens in a new study will get an fMRI at the UC Center for Imaging Research to determine problem areas in the brain
WVXU

Part of the President’s plan to reduce gun violence focuses on increased mental health services. Ann Thompson, in “Focus on Technology,” reports on Cincinnati efforts to be pro-active, involving a predictive spit test and photographing the brain.

 Dr. Jim Eliassen stands behinds glass at the University of Cincinnati Center for Imaging Research. 

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Online archives
10:23 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Building a worldwide digital archive library

UC


UC is helping to spearhead an effort to digitize rare library collections worldwide.


Archivist and historian Kevin Grace is just back from Vancouver where he spoke to representatives from 26 countries. More and more people want to access special collections without having to go to remote places to look at them.


Grace says lots of U.S. universities are putting rare photos and books online but many other countries lack the resources to put the necessary background information to go with them.

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