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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Cincinnati VA
5:07 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Cincinnati VA has more resources to diagnose and treat veterans

(from left) Clermont County Commissioner Bob Proud, VA Regional Director Jack Hetrick, Cincinnati VA Director Linda Smith, and head of radiology Dr. Ajay Malhotra cut the ribbon on an expanded radiology center.
Cincinnati VA Medical Center

The new equipment at Cincinnati's VA Medical Center, costing millions of dollars, is an expansion of the radiology department. The latest CT Scanner features faster imaging and less radiation, and an MRI comes complete with a more powerful magnet. The Interventional Radiology Room uses three dimensional tools.

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Cincinnati Cyclones
12:36 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Cyclones go for the Cup

Assistant Coach Matt Macdonald is holding the Kelly Cup when the Cyclones won it in 2008.
Cincinnati Cyclones

The Cincinnati Cyclones are preparing for game 1 in the Kelly Cup-- the championship series of the ECHL-- tonight against the Alaska Aces.  

To get to the Kelly Cup finals Cincinnati had to beat the Greenville, South Carolina Road Warriors. Game six, the final playoff game was a close one.

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Focus on Technology
2:00 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Cincinnati Library's 3-D printer churning out models

Library patron Randall Bolton checks out the new 3D printer.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Just three weeks into the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County's first 3D printer and patrons have designed, copied and printed plenty.

The fifth-generation MakerBot is in the Tech Center on the second floor of the downtown library. It's available by reservation by the hour. Right now, while in beta testing, it is free.

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Dayton
6:00 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Why Dayton's economy is rebounding

Mound Business Park is in the midst of marketing itself to prospective companies.
Mound Business Park

The Dayton Development Coalition has been busy lining up businesses to move into a region that in less than a decade was hit hard by the loss of NCR, GM and DHL.

Just this month there have been three major announcements:

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Cincinnati Police
5:31 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Convincing Cincinnati neighborhoods they'll be safer this summer

The City has pledged more resources to reduce crime over the summer in Cincinnati neighborhoods, like Northside.
Ann Thompson WVXU

The numbers point to a safer Cincinnati, but the perception for many is that some neighborhoods still aren't. Just today District Three Police Captain Dan Gerard took members of the Board of Realtors on a tour of Price Hill, where crime is at its lowest in ten years.

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