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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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.

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Focus on Technology
12:31 am
Fri November 23, 2012

Medicine might one day fend off some ailments of old age

Researcher Dr. Hartmut Geiger

The fountain of youth may be closer than you think. A German researcher working at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center appears to have discovered a way to reverse the aging of cells. It won’t make you look any younger but it might make you feel better as Ann Thompson reports in this week’s Focus on Technology.


Anna Louise Inn
5:55 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Competing visions for the Anna Louise Inn

The Anna Louise Inn
WVXU

With court battles swirling around them, Western and Southern and the Anna Louise Inn have two different visions for the Lytle Park area in Cincinnati.

When Western Southern executives look out the window they see a potential redevelopment that could attract business,entertainment, and residents. Vice President Michael Laatsch says a UC economic study found this plan could generate 400 million over 30 years.

"Cincinnati's version of Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia or Gramercy Park in New York City and similar to what's happening to Washington Park here in Cincinnati."

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Focus on Technology
12:31 am
Fri November 16, 2012

When Computers Become as Smart as People

Singularity Rising by James Miller

A new book, Singularity Rising, suggests computers are on the path to becoming as smart as people. In this week’s Focus on Technology, Ann Thompson, in an interview with author James Miller, reports on how soon it could happen, which country will have the technology first, and what could derail it.


Business
1:37 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Kentucky #2 in job creation: L’Oréal latest example

Ann Thompson WVXU

Kentucky's job strategy seems to be working. In the last year the state added 47,000 jobs, making it number two in the nation.


With a hard-hat and shovel, Gov. Steve Beshear showed off the latest example of expansion by existing business, the Florence L’Oréal plant.

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