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 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.

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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