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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Politics
3:38 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Michelle Obama in Cincinnati: Vote now, Ohio

  • Listen to Ann Thompson's story on Michelle Obama's visit

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Kenton County dispatch
4:43 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Higher Kenton County tax bill causes confusion

Kenton County Judge Executive Steve Arlinghaus (in brown jacket)

More then 100 angry property owners called the Kenton County tax office today, upset about an new fee on their bill. The Judge Executive scheduled a news conference to clear up any confusion.

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Taser
12:43 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Taser report designed to prompt change in Hamilton County

file of the Howard family and Attorney Al Gerhardstein

A Cincinnati law firm representing one of four Taser victims in the past four years in Hamilton County is out with a new report it hopes will prompt police agencies to change the way they use the weapon.

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Focus on Technology
1:31 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Improving Amphibious Vehicles for the Navy

One of the amphibious hovercrafts.

Navy amphibious vehicles will soon be faster, more agile and better able to carry larger payloads for longer distances. That’s because two University of Dayton researchers are redesigning them as Ann Thompson reports in this week’s Focus on Technology.

Chief James Craig
4:12 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Cincinnati Police Chief fights test in court

file of Cincinnati Police Chief James Craig

Cincinnati's Police Chief has gone to court to prevent having to take a state exam. Chief James Craig filed the appeal in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court. The Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission is the defendant.


The organization requires recruits to undergo 500 hours of training and take a 200 question test. Most of the training has been waived for Craig but earlier this month the Commission told him that he must take the test.

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