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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Local News
9:10 pm
Sun November 4, 2012

Obama: "We've come too far to turn back now"

President Obama speaks to a crowd of 15,000 at UC (including 2,000 in an overflow area)

Electing Mitt Romney would be a return to policies that have failed in the past and “crashed our economy,’’ President Obama told a full house crowd of 13,500 at the University of Cincinnati’s Fifth Third Arena Sunday night.

The highly charged-up crowd, that was entertained before and after the president’s speech by legendary recording artist Stevie Wonder, roared its approval when Obama appealed to them to help him win the election that takes place on Tuesday and appears now to be too close to call.

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Focus on Technology
1:31 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Meet the Germinator

The Germinator

The germinator is at work in area hospitals. Ann Thompson will let you know what it is and how it works on this week’s Focus on Technology.

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Brent Spence
5:01 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Financing the Brent Spence Bridge

The Brent Spence Bridge was built to handle 80,000 vehicles a day. Now more than 160,000 cross.
Michael Keating

Politicians are doing their part to keep the Brent Spence Bridge a topic of conversation; even President Obama mentioned it to an Iowa newspaper last week. Behind the scenes efforts are moving forward to build a new bridge faster and cheaper.

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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
Credit photo provided

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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