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.



Pages

child hunger
12:04 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Summit aims to reduce child hunger on weekends, summer

USDA

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.

Read more
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
WVXU

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
WVXU

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.

Read more
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
WVXU

***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.

Read more
Black Friday
12:19 pm
Fri November 23, 2012

Black (Thursday/Friday) shoppers out early, now resting

Shoppers lined up as early as 7:45am Thanksgiving for a 9pm Target opening
WVXU

Tri-State stores are not nearly as busy now after many of them pushed up their Black Friday opening. WVXU caught up with some people who waited until later to start their shopping and others who were almost finished.

Chris Heckle was a little late to the Black Friday party, showing up at Best Buy at 8 this morning, eight hours after the store opened. This was his third stop after Lowe's and Home Depot. For him, the Black Friday routine is off and on.

Read more

Pages