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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Bond Hill
3:52 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Redevelopment of this property may rejuvenate Bond Hill

Greater Cincinnati's development arm is zeroing in on a piece of Bond Hill history to rejuvenate the area. 


Walking in what was Swifton Commons, now Jordan Crossing, you can see it's in need of a lot of attention. The concrete sidewalks are cracked. The shrubbery is overgrown. The paint on the benches is peeling off and only about a dozen stores remain open. But this property could breathe new life into Bond Hill.

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Electric bus
1:33 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Metro takes a look at this quick charging electric bus

The Proterra EcoRide electric bus makes a stop in downtown Cincinnati

Metro is getting a first hand look at what manufacturers say is the fastest charging electric bus. Founder of Proterra Dale Hill says it can fully charge in about 10 minutes enabling the bus to go 40 miles. 


"People are much more aware of transit today. They want quiet. They want clean. They want comfort."

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Ambassador Stevens remembrance
5:35 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Cincinnatians remember Libyan Ambassador Stevens

A remembrance at the corner of Clifton and MLK

Christopher Stevens, the former ambassador to Libya killed Tuesday, is being remembered around the world and right here in Cincinnati.


At the busy corner of Clifton and Martin Luther King a group of people, led by the UC Muslim Students Association, gathered to pay tribute to Libyan Ambassador Stevens and anyone who they say stands for peace.


"Honk for peace."


That was Aileen Fraser who started crying when asked why she came to the remembrance which was 40 strong and growing at 4:00.

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Focus on Technology
1:31 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Robot Medics Research

the RAIDER robot

Injured U.S. soldiers on the battlefield may eventually be helped by robots. Vision recognition technology developed by University of Dayton researchers would help the robots seek out and find soldiers in need of medical care.  Ann Thompson reports in this week's Focus on Technology.

Air Care
4:50 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

This 7 million dollar UC helicopter is state of the art

A state of the art helicopter is sitting on the University Hospital helipad. In the next two weeks the 7-million dollar chopper will go into service.

The Air Care crew is taking critical care transport to the next level.

This EC145 is safer, faster and bigger. Flight doc and Medical Director Bill Hinckley said the first time he got onboard it was an emotional experience.

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