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Cincinnati public radio reporter Thompson departs

October 4, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

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Ann Thompson

Award-winning veteran radio reporter-anchor Ann Thompson, the last of the former Xavier University on-air staffers at Cincinnati Public Radio, signs off WVXU-FM Oct. 10.

The Anderson Township resident and Lebanon native said she’ll announce her new job in late October.

“I’m staying local, and continuing in broadcasting,” she says.

Thompson has more than 30 years of radio and television journalism experience in Greater Cincinnati. She worked for WKRC-AM, WCKY-AM, Dayton’s WHIO-TV, Metro Networks and as WVXU-FM’s news director before Xavier sold the station to Cincinnati Public Radio in 2005. She’s WVXU’s science and technology reporter, midday news anchor and contributes reports to National Public Radio.

For WVXU, Thompson has reported from India, Japan, South Korea, Germany and Belgium as part of fellowships from the East-West Center and RIAS Berlin, a journalist exchange program. Twice she has been honored by the Associated Press as the best large-market radio reporter in Ohio (2011, 2018). She also has won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Association of Women in Communications and the Alliance for Women in Media.

Thompson has reported for WVXU-FM “on everything from flying cars to artificial intelligence, the Western and Southern Open to the Cincinnati Cyclones,” Zeleznik noted.

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