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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Neil Armstrong
1:51 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Armstrong to be buried at sea

Armstrong's private service at the Camargo Club last week
Bill Ingalls NASA

A family spokeswoman confirms Neil Armstrong will be buried at sea. However she did not release details about the time and location.

A private service for the first man on the moon was held in Indian Hill last week. On September 13th the public will get a chance to remember Armstrong in Washington.  The 10a.m. service will be held at the Washington National Cathedral and will be broadcast on NASA television and streamed on the websites of the space agency and  the cathedral. Reservations  to attend the memorial are through NASA on a first-come basis.

 

Moscow Tornado
4:08 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Tornado Aftermath: Six months later Moscow residents still rebuilding

Moscow is rebuilding and replanting

It's been six months since the Village of Moscow was ravaged by a tornado. For some it has taken this long to move back in.

Councilman and resident Kent Jones now has his next door neighbors back. The March tornado destroyed their home and just this week they moved back in. What he doesn't have is trees in the lot between their homes. However a thoughtful planting effort is underway in the village.

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Mitt Romney
2:20 pm
Sat September 1, 2012

Mitt Romney fires up supporters in Cincinnati

Mitt Romney at the Cincinnati Museum Center

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney chose the battleground state of Ohio and the City of Cincinnati as his first political stop after the Republican National Convention.

More than 3,000 people crammed into the Cincinnati Museum Center to hear a message of hope. Mitt Romney didn't disappoint them.

"America's going to come roaring back. A better future is ahead. It's out there waiting for us. Our families deserve it. Our children demand it. The peace of the planet depends upon it."

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Neil Armstrong
2:46 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Hundreds remember Neil Armstrong

Apollo 11 Astronauts Michael Collins, left, and Buzz Aldrin talk at a private memorial service celebrating the life of Neil Armstrong, Aug. 31, 2012, at the Camargo Club in Cincinnati.
Bill Ingalls NASA

 Hundreds of people remembered the first man on the moon today. Astronaut Neil Armstrong died nearly a week ago and his funeral was in Indian Hill. 

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Focus on Technology
12:46 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Smale Riverfront Park

A water feature at Smale Riverfront Park
Ann Thompson WVXU

Behind all the fountains and splash pools at Cincinnati’s Smale Riverfront Park, there is underground technology that saves energy and water. Take a tour with Ann Thompson in Focus on Technology.

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