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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Ambassador Stevens remembrance
5:35 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Cincinnatians remember Libyan Ambassador Stevens

A remembrance at the corner of Clifton and MLK

Christopher Stevens, the former ambassador to Libya killed Tuesday, is being remembered around the world and right here in Cincinnati.


At the busy corner of Clifton and Martin Luther King a group of people, led by the UC Muslim Students Association, gathered to pay tribute to Libyan Ambassador Stevens and anyone who they say stands for peace.


"Honk for peace."


That was Aileen Fraser who started crying when asked why she came to the remembrance which was 40 strong and growing at 4:00.

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Focus on Technology
1:31 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Robot Medics Research

the RAIDER robot

Injured U.S. soldiers on the battlefield may eventually be helped by robots. Vision recognition technology developed by University of Dayton researchers would help the robots seek out and find soldiers in need of medical care.  Ann Thompson reports in this week's Focus on Technology.

Air Care
4:50 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

This 7 million dollar UC helicopter is state of the art

A state of the art helicopter is sitting on the University Hospital helipad. In the next two weeks the 7-million dollar chopper will go into service.

The Air Care crew is taking critical care transport to the next level.

This EC145 is safer, faster and bigger. Flight doc and Medical Director Bill Hinckley said the first time he got onboard it was an emotional experience.

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Paul Ryan
10:31 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Peace and strength the Romney-Ryan foreign policy, Rep. tells Clermont County

Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan criticized the administration's foreign policy while campaigning in Clermont County tonight.

Surrounded by straw and nearly 2,ooo supporters in Owensville, Rep. Paul Ryan referenced the violence in Libya and Egypt and said the Obama administration has sent mixed signals to the world.

“This administration’s policies project weakness abroad, undercutting allies like Israel, outreach to enemies like Iran, national security leaks and devastating defense cuts.” 

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Voter Challenges
6:00 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Hamilton County voter challenges, like the ones this man filed, are increasing

Sycamore Township resident Joseph Janus Jr. explained Wednesday why he was challenging two voter registrations

The Hamilton County Board of Elections will take a closer look this morning at challenges to nearly 100 voter registrations. The board is increasingly seeing more challenges at a time when it's already busy trying to prepare for the election.

Sycamore Township's Joseph Janus Jr. estimates he's filed more than 100 voter registration challenges since he began doing it. Why?

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