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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Veterans
5:10 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Launching a new program for Cincinnati veterans

Today the Military & Veterans Initiative benefiting local veterans was announced
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Three Cincinnati charitable organizations are banding together to help veterans with disabling injuries get help and find work.

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Bengals
4:00 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Cincinnati Bengals trade in playbooks for iPads

Ann Thompson WVXU

Fourteen NFL teams have gone digital with their playbooks, including the Bengals. The advantages for coaches and players are convenience, ease of revision and better preparation.

Back-up Quarterback Bruce Gradkowski doesn't miss the three-ring binder with hundreds of pages of scouting information and plays. It has been replaced by team issued iPads.

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Focus on Technology
1:31 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Bengals playbook goes digital

Bengals warm up on the field but prepare mentally with iPads at home

Sleek new iPads replace big playbooks and DVD’s for Cincinnati Bengals players who can now prepare anytime, anyplace. Ann Thompson reports on this new trend in this week’s Focus on Technology.

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Khan Academy - Free Quality Education For All
1:30 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Educational Innovator Salman Khan

Salman Khan

You may have seen the recent 60 Minutes piece about innovator Salman Khan and his Khan Academy, the online site dedicated to providing a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere.

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Politics
11:51 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Romney: "I'm focused on big things"

Mitt Romney speaks at Jet Machine in Bond Hill
WVXU

Before an enthusiastic crowd of 4,000 supporters at milling company in Bond Hill, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney promised to focus on "big change" as president, while hammering at President Obama for being focused on "small things."


"He has now resorted to talking about characters on Sesame Street,'' Romney said, referring to Romney own reference to the Sesame Street character Big Bird in one of the presidential debates and his plans to cut funding for public broadcasting.

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