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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Solar
12:04 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Cincinnati solar solution to food problem in India

A solar powered chilling unit

A Cincinnati invention will soon be on its way to India following months of marketing and development.

The product, still in the testing stages, is a 10-foot-long cold storage shed, something badly needed in India where nearly 40 percent of crops spoil before they get to market.

University of Cincinnati business professor Ilsa Hawkins and her students recognized a need for cold storage. They went to Mumbai (Ice Expo) with a brochure and a business plan.

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Focus on Technology
12:31 am
Fri December 7, 2012

An Advancement in Studying Cancer

Magnified cancer cells

In this week’s Focus on Technology, Ann Thompson reports there’s a new way to study one of the most deadly forms of cancer.


Economy
12:00 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Socio-Economic Health of Greater Cincinnati

from left: Terry Grundy, Eric Rademacher, Rob Reifsnyder
WVXU

The latest State of the Community report shows things are better in employment and higher education but there are still concerns about obesity and infant mortality.

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Butch Jones
12:37 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Jones turns down CU

Jones spoke with Cincinnati media Tuesday about UC playing in the Belk Bowl.

UPDATE 12:45 pm:  Associate Sports Communications Director for football Ryan Koslen confirms that Jones has withdrawn his name for the Colorado position. 

UPDATE:  Several media outlets are reporting Thursday that Jones has turned down the Colorado position.    There's  a link to Dennis Janson's story in the WCPO news section of this web page.  More on this story as it develops.

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From Wednesday night:

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solar power
2:53 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Building a Solar Cincinnati

The panels on the rec center roof
provided

A new report sings the praises of solar in Cincinnati.

The group Environment Ohio hopes Cincinnati follows the lead of such solar giants as Ann Arbor, Phoenix and Toledo. Co-author of the new report, called Building a Solar Cincinnati, Christian Adams, wants the city to get 10% of its energy from solar by 2030. He says certain barriers remain like up front cost but suggests third-party financing.

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