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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Law
12:39 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Settlement reached in UC Taser case

The family of Everette Howard Jr. with attorney Al Gerhardstein
WVXU file photo

The family of a man who died after being tased by a University of Cincinnati police officer has settled its claims with the university and officer Richard Haas.  After Everette Howard Jr. died in August 2011, UC police took all of their Tasers out of service. 

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Arts after school
12:04 am
Wed January 23, 2013

CPS pilots after-school arts program

Hughes Center students pretend they are walking through green Jell-O.
Sarah Ramsey WVXU

Cincinnati Public Schools is piloting an after-school program featuring the arts.  These high energy sessions can't help but keep the kids attention.


This is just the warm-up for the one-hour arts program at Hughes Center. After school, four days a week with alternating artists, kids get to experience something they may not have. On this day it's the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and actress Jesse Wray Goodman.

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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.

file
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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