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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Death Penalty
3:41 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Ohio task force releases final Death Penalty report

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Update: Committee issued it's final report today. You can read it here. Court News Ohio says: The report will now be reviewed by the Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court and by the president of the Ohio State Bar Association and is being made available to the members of the Ohio General Assembly and interested parties.

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Focus on Technology
2:21 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

UC professor's cold hard facts about glaciers

Mt. Everst north face towards base camp. Professor Owen has studied Tibet and the Himalayas, nearly one-third the size of the contiguous 48 U.S. states.
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Lewis Owen, head of the University of Cincinnati's geology department, deals in very small quantities.

He shows off what important stuff is left of one sample he brought home from the Himalayas. “That’s a little steel disk and on it is just a little smear of sand grains," Owen said.

With the samples he brings home, Owen is trying to map where glaciers used to be , where they've moved and how climate change will affect the world’s future. For a quarter century The University of Cincinnati professor has been making trips to China, Tibet, India and Pakistan.

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premature birth
4:38 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Zeroing in on the causes of premature birth

Olivia, Annabelle and Christopher: 18-month-old triplets born early and benefiting from extra care at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.
Ann Thompson WVXU

With the opening of The NICU Family Support Program at UC Medical Center, The March of Dimes, UC and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have another element in their multi-pronged approach of studying and helping parents deal with preterm labor.

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Same-sex marriage
6:00 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Same-sex marriage in Indiana could boost economy

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In a new report, researchers say Indiana, the most recent state studied by the Williams Institute, would see an economic boost of  $39.1 million to the state and local economies, should same-sex marriage become legal there.

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Education
2:21 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Cincinnati School Board and teachers reach tentative agreement

File photo of CPS Superintendent Mary Ronan and CFT President Julie Sellers.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Cincinnati Public School teachers will get their first across-the-board raise in six years, if they okay a new 3-year contract hammered out by negotiating teams for the Cincinnati Board of Education and the Cincinnati Federation of Teachers.

The District says the proposed 4 percent salary increase, retroactive to January 1, 2014 and a 2 percent increase for 2015, contingent on stable local funding, will make it easier to recruit and retain highly qualified teachers.

Other provisions of the proposed contract include:

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