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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Focus on Technology
12:31 am
Fri January 11, 2013

North Korea: On the Other Side of the Firewall

Eric Schmidt, Google Chairman

North Koreans continue to face restrictions over cell phone and computer usage. As Google’s chairman visits the country, Ann Thompson reports in Focus on Technology, what Eric Schmidt may want and what the future may hold for those who live there. East-West Center Associate Scott Thomas Bruce weighs in and so does Suk-Ho Shin, a reporter for South Korea's leading newspaper DONG-A-ILBO.


Mason
4:53 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Mason's technology corridor

Mason's track record of attracting companies is gaining attention.

Since 2011 the City of Mason has closed nearly 110-million dollars in new investment and in the process created 14-hundred new jobs. It's a track record that's gaining attention.

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CPS
5:25 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

CPS satisfied with security; new lock-down plan to come

The Cincinnati School District is getting high marks for its safety and security.


Every year CPS Director of School Services Bill Moehring gives the school board an overview of the security measures in place. After the violence in Newtown, Connecticut there was renewed interest.

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Bengals
4:46 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Bengals Coach Lewis looks to build on success for next season

Bengals Coach Marvin Lewis reflects on the playoff loss
Credit Sarah Ramsey WVXU

Bengals Coach Marvin Lewis likened himself to the Susan Lucci of coaching. He's been to the playoffs four times and hasn't had a single win. Lewis was a good sport about it when talking to the media Monday about the Bengals loss to Houston. He called it an incredible fall off the cliff but is hopeful for next season.

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Bengals
2:57 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Hopeful Bengals head to Houston

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WVXU

UPDATE:  Bengals lose to the  Texans 19-13.  Houston is 3-0 against Cincinnati going back to the 2011 regular season.    

The Bengals predict the outcome is going to be different this time as the team heads back to Houston this weekend for a playoff re-match.

Right before the team had it's final practice spirits were up Thursday in the Bengals locker room. Cornerback Leon Hall says it's exciting to go to the playoffs two years in a row.

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