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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Paul Ryan
4:05 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Paul Ryan serves up politics and barbecue at Lunken Airport

Paul Ryan dishes up barbecue to supporters

Hundreds of Paul Ryan supporters who came to hear the Republican vice presidential nominee speak, were also on the receiving end of a barbecue lunch.


The campaign speech at Lunken Airport was short but there was plenty of time to meet and greet afterwards as surprised supporters were told to get in line to eat Montgomery Inn barbecue. Paul Ryan served it up.


Paul Ryan, in line serving sandwiches, said, "Nice to see you. What's your name? " Colleen. "Hey, Colleen, Paul. Chicken or pork?"

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Cincinnati Zoo
4:00 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Sampling the Cincinnati Zoo's frozen garden

Nearly 1,000 seeds, spores, pollen and tissues are stored in liquid nitrogen...some up to 25 years.
WVXU

The Cincinnati Zoo will begin a massive project later this year. It plans to assess the health of all of its rare plant species stored in liquid nitrogen.

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Focus on Technology
1:31 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Preserving Plants at the Cincinnati Zoo

Dr. Valerie Pence, principal investigator for CREW

Our friends at the Cincinnati Zoo aren’t only into protecting and preserving animals; they are also into doing the same thing for plants. In this week’s Focus on Technology, Ann Thompson reports on efforts to save endangered plant species by using test tube reproduction.

Playoffs
7:43 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Rally towels and rally caps don't help: Reds lose to the Giants

Reds fans hold out hope in the ninth inning

Reds fans are reeling from the loss that eliminated Cincinnati from the playoffs.


Gene Mesh doesn't think Reds players had any fire in them after they left San Francisco.


"I think they're reading their own headlines after winning two out there."


He was very disappointed after the 6-4 loss to the Giants and so was Pete Pryval.


"Lost opportunity. We had plenty of chances and it didn't happen."


Reds Manager Dusty Baker says he's getting tired of the disappointments too.


"It hurts. I mean big time."

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Tasers
5:31 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Local police chiefs not rushing to change Taser policies

It was just last week a Cincinnati attorney released a report critical of Taser usage by area police departments. Now those departments are forming a task force to get more information.


The 18 page report from attorney Al Gerhardstein criticized the departments for not banning upper chest shots, and not adequately warning that Tasers can lead to death. Gerhardstein's firm is representing the family of Everette Howard, one of four local Taser deaths in the past four years.

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