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.


4:53 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

The cost of HIV testing in the emergency room

Michael Lyons, MD, David Kelton, PhD, and Michael Ward, MD, in UC Health University Hospital Center for Emergency Care
UC Academic Health Center Public Relations

Government recommendations suggest all adults be tested for HIV. Researchers at UC want to find out if it makes sense to do so during emergency room visits.

Even on weekday afternoons University Hospital's emergency room is filled. There isn't time to test everyone here for HIV unless there are noticeable signs they may be at risk. For more than a decade Dr. Michael Lyons has been researching emergency department HIV screening.

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child hunger
12:04 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Summit aims to reduce child hunger on weekends, summer


There's an effort underway in Ohio to increase the number of low-income kids who get free meals after school, on weekends and during the summer.

During today's Ohio Child Nutrition Summit in Cincinnati representatives from Washington D.C. food programs will explain how they've gotten 75% of kids there to come for free meals during the summer. In Hamilton County, it's just about 10% according to Charlie Kozlesky, Senior Vice President for the Children's Hunger Alliance in Columbus.

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Focus on Technology
12:31 am
Fri November 30, 2012

3D Laser Scanner aids crash investigators

Cincinnati Police Officer Steven Fox demonstrates the Sokkia Total Station

The faster police clear an accident, the faster you can get moving again. In this week’s Focus on Technology, Ann Thompson reports on new tools increasing the speed and accuracy of documenting police reports.

Young Professionals
4:55 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Building a bigger YP population in Cincinnati; Bold Fusion

Bold Fusion, with emcee Bob Herzog

Cincinnati continues to grow its young professional population. Part of that comes from an annual event targeted to that group.

Bold Fusion, the region's largest gathering of young professionals, is a time to connect, discuss and learn. Efforts like this are being credited with attracting and retaining what the Cincinnati Chamber considers as a very important segment of the population. Natalie Nichols was at the Music Hall event. She moved here from Columbus because of the great web start up culture.

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Cincinnati Police
5:27 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Cincinnati Police start fitness program; Chief challenges Sheriff Leis

Chief James Craig and Sgt. Ron Hale

***UPDATE: Sheriff Leis says he is not interested in the challenge***  

The Cincinnati Police Department begins a fitness program next week and bragging rights are on the line.  Officers who pass could potentially earn an extra star on their uniform.

Police Chief James Craig says a fit cop is a happy cop. He's announcing a pilot program with the fittest members of the department. Sgt. Ron Hale explains how to pass the test.

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