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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Liquid Assets
4:00 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Liquid Assets: How Cincinnati became a world water leader

Eight UV reactors will go online in October.
Ann Thompson WVXU

The Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW) will add yet another layer of treatment in October to make your drinking water safer. This technology and others like it are a model for the world and that's why Cincinnati is attempting to become a global leader in the area of water technology.

You might say we have some of the cleanest drinking water around. The Greater Cincinnati Water Works treats it with five key steps:

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UAS
7:06 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Sinclair helps make UAS case for Dayton hub

Sinclair Community College now has permission (CoA) to fly UAS (unmanned aerial systems) at the Wilmington Air Park.
Ann Thompson WVXU

By the end of the year, the Federal Aviation Administration says it will pick six sites to test unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The Dayton region hopes to be on the list and has taken another step to set itself apart.

On Monday Sinclair Community College announced:

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Liquid Assets
4:00 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Liquid Assets: Cincinnati hopes to cash in on H2O

By the year 2020 the water industry is estimated to be worth $1 trillion.
Ann Thompson WVXU

By the year 2020 the water industry, including treatment, management and infrastructure, could be worth $1 trillion globally. Cincinnati, armed with experts, new technology, and a reputation as a worldwide water leader, is looking to cash in.

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Home Sales
12:55 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Housing market continues to see double-digit increases

Home sales up 24% in Cincinnati

For the 26th straight month Cincinnati homes sales have continued to climb. In August they were up 24% when compared to the same month last year. President of the Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors Kevin Kelly says, "Our local housing market is very active and properties that are in good condition and are prices right seem to be selling quickly."

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Avian Flu
4:32 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Children's to test new bird flu vaccine

Avian flu

Cincinnati Children's Hospital is taking preliminary steps to protect you from the bird flu.

The hospital is one of nine centers nationwide enrolling people to test an avian influenza vaccine. Even though the virus hasn't been detected in the U.S. and isn't easily spread between people, the lead Cincinnati Children's researcher says he's concerned it might start to spread rapidly and doctors need to be prepared with a vaccine to protect people.

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