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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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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Lakota
5:00 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Full STEAM ahead for Lakota students

7th grade Design and Modeling at Liberty Junior School in the Lakota School District.

Lakota is moving full STEAM ahead to prepare its students for the future.

A growing number of school districts nationwide are discovering that students not only need STEM..science, technology, engineering and math, but an added element...art. Lakota has also added medical, forming the STEAM squared acronym. At Liberty Junior School teacher Doug Noxsel instructed seventh graders in his design class to build the tallest structure they could with certain specifications.  

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Black Brigade
1:30 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Cincinnati honors the Black Brigade: original flag among artifacts

Original flag for the Black Brigade on display at the Freedom Center

Seven hundred very courageous men will be honored this weekend. Their service may have kept Cincinnati from falling to the Confederates in the Civil War.

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Focus on Technology
1:35 am
Fri September 7, 2012

STEAM2 at Lakota Schools

STEAM2 - Lakota Schools

You’ve probably heard of STEM curriculum: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. But have you heard of STEAM2? The Lakota School District has taken STEM one step further to prepare students for projected job openings by adding Applied Arts and Medical.  Ann Thompson reports about this enhanced approach in Focus on Technology.

Back to School
1:30 am
Fri September 7, 2012

What's New in Electronics?

Consumer Electronics Association

Our Focus on Technology host, Ann Thompson, interviews Jim Barry from the Consumer Electronics Association who shares some of the must have gadgets for back-to-school.

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