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Ann Thompson

Reporter & Midday Host

Expertise: Science and technology

Education: Muskingum University

Favorite Tri-State Neighborhood: Anderson Township (where I live now) and Lebanon (where I grew up).


  • Reporter and midday host
  • More than 30 years of radio and television journalism experience in the Greater Cincinnati market, regular contributor to NPR
  • In 2018 and 2011, AP named her Best Reporter for large market radio in Ohio


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. She has won awards from the Association of Women in Communications and the Alliance for Women in Media. She is a former News Director and Operations Manager. Ann reports regularly on science and technology in Focus on Technology.


Ann is a graduate of Muskingum University with a major in speech communications and minors in political science and English. Ann has reported from India, Japan, South Korea, Germany and Belgium as part of fellowships from the East-West Center and RIAS.

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