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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Playoffs
12:20 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Waiting to Clinch

Towel waving fans hope for the best

The Reds are hoping to wrap up the divisional playoff series with a win this afternoon. Last night Cincinnati lost to the Giants 2-1.


The second largest crowd in the history of Great American Ballpark went home disappointed.


Pat Ingram from Ashland, Kentucky said, "I was hoping they'd sweep the Giants. We were all hoping that."

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Reds Playoffs
1:12 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

Which tickets to use and where to park

If you do have tickets to the Reds playoff games the team has very specific instructions for which ones to use and where to pick them up.  Below is a release from the Reds.


Fans should use tickets marked NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION SERIES “HOME GAME 1” for the NLDS Game 3 on Tuesday, October 9: (game time is 5:37)


If National League Division Series Game 4 on Wednesday, October 10 is played fans should use tickets marked NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION SERIES HOME GAME 2.

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Reds playoffs
1:11 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

Fans to see red atop tiara

Red is lighting up the night sky in Cincinnati. The Great American Tower tiara has a red hue which will continue as long as the Cincinnati Reds are in the World Series hunt.  Eagle Realty, the company maintaining the lights, says there are 192 bulbs. All are Metal Halide lights, which last a long time.


The company says "Lighting of the tiara symbolizes the excitement throughout downtown Cincinnati as the community rallies around the Cincinnati Reds as they compete in the playoffs."

Reds playoffs
5:00 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Reds players talk about playoff pressure

The Reds are going for wins in San Fransisco hoping to be in good position when they return home to Cincinnati.
  • Ann talks to Bronson Arroyo, Zack Cozart, Jose Arredondo, and Todd Frazier
  • Hear also from Chris Heisey, Wilson Valdez and Miguel Cairo in this story

Reds players are pumped to be in the playoffs this weekend, but they do feel added pressure as the stakes get higher.


As strange as it sounds pitcher Bronson Arroyo says he'll try to do a little less.

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Focus on Technology
1:31 am
Fri October 5, 2012

High-Tech Homework Companionship

UC's Engineering Research Center

First and second year engineering students often feel isolated when doing their complicated homework. The University of Cincinnati has a high-tech solution to get them together as Ann Thompson reports in this week’s Focus on Technology.

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