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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Khan Academy - Free Quality Education For All
1:30 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Educational Innovator Salman Khan

Salman Khan

You may have seen the recent 60 Minutes piece about innovator Salman Khan and his Khan Academy, the online site dedicated to providing a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere.

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Politics
11:51 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Romney: "I'm focused on big things"

Mitt Romney speaks at Jet Machine in Bond Hill
WVXU

Before an enthusiastic crowd of 4,000 supporters at milling company in Bond Hill, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney promised to focus on "big change" as president, while hammering at President Obama for being focused on "small things."


"He has now resorted to talking about characters on Sesame Street,'' Romney said, referring to Romney own reference to the Sesame Street character Big Bird in one of the presidential debates and his plans to cut funding for public broadcasting.

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Covington hotel
4:13 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Covington planning a $25 million boutique hotel

The City of Covington is preparing to officially announce a possible new development downtown.


The public relations firm handling Thursday's announcement confirms plans for a 25-million dollar boutique hotel in downtown Covington.


Channel 9 reports the hotel, pending state funding, would be located in the Covington city building. City government would move elsewhere. The structure, on the northeast corner of Madison and 7th was built in 1910 and housed the Coppin Department Store.

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Cincinnati Parks
4:00 am
Mon October 22, 2012

QR codes make plant identification easier at Cincinnati parks

A QR code at Ault Park
Ann Thompson WVXU

The Cincinnati Park Board is arming its visitors with information. A pilot project is underway at Ault Park and Krohn Conservatory using smart phone quick response technology.

Ault Park horticulturist Dave Roberts is in demand. Plenty of park visitors seek him out to ask questions about what they are seeing.

"You know, what's in bloom, what this plant is and can I collect the seeds and can I do this in my garden and will it take over everything?"

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Home Sales
1:49 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Home Sales: buyer's advantage shrinking

Greater Cincinnati home sales are up for the fifteenth month in a row. In Cincinnati the gain was bigger at 11% when compared to the same month last year.

Northern Kentucky's sales increase was just 2%. In both places median prices are increasing and home inventories are declining, a sign realtors say indicates the buyer's advantage is starting to shrink.

(Cincinnati)

  • September  2012: Closings: 1,588   Average Price: $158,219
  • September 2011: Closings: 1,430    Average Price: $151,633

(Northern Kentucky)

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