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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Focus on Technology
2:00 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Using GPS to fix a heart problem

During diagnosis and repair of the heart's electrical system, doctors see this when using a non-radiation mapping system instead of traditional X-rays.
Ann Thompson WVXU

When diagnosing and repairing the heart's electrical system, doctors often have to use lots of radiation to pinpoint the problem. It's not uncommon for the patient to experience 50 minutes or more of radiation thanks to X-rays, CAT scans and nuclear stress tests.

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CPS
10:48 am
Tue May 6, 2014

CPS, Winton Woods ratings same after scrubbing recalculation

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost when he first made the scrubbing allegations in February 2013.
Jo Ingles Ohio Public Radio

Tuesday the Ohio Department of Education issued new report cards for the six school districts accused of scrubbing data, including Cincinnati and Winton Woods, whose ratings remained the same.

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Belterra
4:21 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Get a glimpse of the now open Belterra (River Downs)

Belterra features 1,500 games.
Ann Thompson WVXU

After a year and a half of demolition and construction, Belterra Park, owned by Pinnacle Entertainment, is off to the races. The Anderson Township property, opening Thursday, sits on 122 acres. It features 1,500 games, six restaurants, the River Downs Club and a VIP lounge. The first day of live racing is scheduled for May 8. Here's the racing schedule:

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Focus on Technology
2:00 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Making a fast track to Mars

Former astronaut Franklin Chang Diaz is developing a rocket that can get to Mars in 39 days.
Ad Astra Rocket

Right now traveling to Mars would be a full-time commitment. Astronauts would be cooped up in a rocket for seven months and if they were able to take enough fuel to get back to earth, they would have to wait another two years before the planets would be close enough again. During this time their bone densities would greatly decrease and crumble once back on earth.

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Same-sex
12:12 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Six same-sex Cincinnati couples file suit to marry

Six same-sex couples are suing for the right to get married in Ohio. Here are some of the couples and their two attorneys.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Six Cincinnati same-sex couples have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against The Director of the Ohio Department of Health and the Director of the Hamilton County Probate Court .

The suit seeks to "secure for same-sex couples across Ohio the right to marry on an equal basis with opposite-sex couples."

The Plaintiffs are Michelle Gibson and Deborah Meem; Heather Apple and Mary Koehler; Ronald Kastner Beck and Dave Beck; Andrew Hickman and Ethan Fletcher; Gary Goodman and Karl Rece, Jr.; and Rhonda Craig and Kendra Dukes.

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