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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bid rigging
5:24 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Ohio bid rigging investigation underway

Mark Heyne

There are questions regarding whether Ohio Department of Transportation employees followed the proper bidding procedures and allowed conspiracies between suppliers. A Hamilton County company is the first to plead guilty.

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Postal Service
5:00 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Businesses could help maintain small town post office presence

A new Village Post Office sign on the Dunkelberger Lawn and Garden store
WVXU

With small town post offices closing and cutting hours, the Postal Service has developed a new concept in which it partners with stores to offer its services. One Butler County store is the  second Village Post Office to open in Ohio.

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Focus on Technology
12:31 am
Fri December 14, 2012

New 4-D Transistors

4-D Transistor

In the world of computing it’s all about being faster and better. As Ann Thompson reports in this week’s Focus on Technology, a group of Purdue and Harvard scientists have come up with a new 4-D transistor. The novel design and material, directing the flow of electrical current, is said to be a preview of future computers.


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Brent Spence Bridge
5:19 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Kasich, Beshear, LaHood say tolls will be part of a new Brent Spence Bridge

The Brent Spence Bridge was built to handle 80,000 vehicles a day. It's now estimated to have 160,000 a day.
WVXU

Funding for a new Brent Spence Bridge will include tolls, according to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, and governors from Ohio and Kentucky who gathered Wednesday in Covington. But that doesn't mean everyone is on board with the idea.


As Ohio Governor John Kasich stood beside his Kentucky counterpart announcing the states would be working together to build a new bridge, he didn't shy away from letting a roomful of officials and reporters know that a toll would be part of it.

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Cincinnati Reds
2:33 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Ryan Ludwick a Red for 2 more years

Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick

The Cincinnati Reds have signed outfielder Ryan Ludwick to a two year deal worth $15 million. The contract goes through the 2014 season with a mutual option for 2015. During last season Ludwick hit .275 with 26 home runs and 80 RBIs. In a Reds news release General Manager Walt Jockety said the 34 year old was important to the Reds success last year and the team is looking to keep that momentum going into next season.

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