Kathy Ritchie

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Senior Field Correspondent - Tempe

Kathy Ritchie began her public radio career in 2014, when she joined KJZZ. She regularly covers breaking news, as well as issues affecting people with disabilities and older Americans. Ritchie also contributes stories to NPR and WBUR’s Here & Now.

Ritchie has more than 15 years of experience reporting and writing stories for national and regional publications, including Child, SMITH, Arizona Highways and asap, the AP’s multimedia storytelling service and she loves finding unique ways to tell stories that matter to KJZZ listeners.

Ritchie’s work was also featured in the book “The Moment: Wild, Poignant, Life-Changing Stories from 125 Writers and Artists Famous & Obscure.” She also chronicled her experience as a caregiver in a blog called “My Demented Mom.”

Before coming home to Arizona in 2009, Ritchie lived in New York City. She got her start at ABC News and FOX News after earning her master’s degree from New York University. Ritchie earned her undergraduate degree from Arizona State University.

Title Author(s) Publication Date
Disability Advocacy Groups Call On Ducey To Ensure All Arizonans Treated Equally In ER Kathy Ritchie July 2, 2020
What Would It Take To Ease Restrictions In Nursing Homes? Kathy Ritchie July 1, 2020
Long-Term Care Facilities Given $10,000 To Help Older Adults Connect With Family Kathy Ritchie June 30, 2020
ADA Warns Against Fake Face Mask Exempt Cards Kathy Ritchie June 30, 2020
Some Long-Term Care Residents Losing Will To Live Kathy Ritchie July 1, 2020
AARP Director To Congress: Nursing Homes Need COVID-19 Plan Kathy Ritchie June 26, 2020
Survey: Assisted Living Facilities Lack Sufficient PPE Kathy Ritchie June 19, 2020
Families Must Wait Even Longer To Visit Nursing Homes Kathy Ritchie June 18, 2020
Justice In Aging: Broaden Definition Of Compassionate Care Visit Kathy Ritchie June 17, 2020
AARP Arizona Wants More Nursing Homes Transparency Kathy Ritchie June 16, 2020
Nursing Home Advocates Not Allowed Inside Facilities Kathy Ritchie June 16, 2020
Guadalupe's COVID-19 Rate More Than 4 Times Higher Than County's Kathy Ritchie June 12, 2020
Group Seeks Federal Dollars To Help Assisted Living Facilities Kathy Ritchie June 10, 2020
Study: People With Intellectual, Developmental Disability More Likely To Die From COVID-19 Kathy Ritchie June 10, 2020
Many Caregivers Could Grapple With Cost Of Health Care Kathy Ritchie June 8, 2020
CMS Releases Names Of Nursing Homes' Coronavirus Numbers Kathy Ritchie, Ben Giles June 4, 2020
AARP Director: AZ Has 'Done Nothing' To Address Concerns Kathy Ritchie June 4, 2020
When Will Families Be Able To Visit Loved Ones In Long-Term Care? Kathy Ritchie June 4, 2020
Curfew Does Not Take Homeless Population Into Account Kathy Ritchie June 2, 2020
Data On COVID-19 In Nursing Homes In Arizona, U.S. Released Kathy Ritchie, Steve Goldstein June 2, 2020
AARP Arizona Will Continue Fight For Nursing Home Transparency Kathy Ritchie June 2, 2020
Mesa, Chandler And Tempe Open Hotel For Homeless Kathy Ritchie May 28, 2020
Emergency Medicine Doctor: Nursing Homes Need Support, Not Blame Kathy Ritchie May 26, 2020
UPS Facility In Tucson Faces Coronavirus Outbreak Kathy Ritchie May 25, 2020
As More Nursing Homes Test For COVID-19, Facilities Could Lose Staff Kathy Ritchie May 25, 2020