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
People With Disabilities In Group Settings Will Have To Quarantine If They Leave Kathy Ritchie Nov. 25, 2020
9 Months Into COVID-19 Pandemic, How Are Arizona Kids Doing? Kathy Ritchie Nov. 27, 2020
Arizona Reports Over 4K New COVID-19 Cases For 2nd Day In A Row Kathy Ritchie
Associated Press
Nov. 20, 2020
Coronavirus Led To Additional Deaths Due To Alzheimer's Disease Kathy Ritchie Nov. 16, 2020
Valley Fever And COVID-19 Share Similar Symptoms Kathy Ritchie Nov. 16, 2020
Long-Term Care Ask Residents To Stay Put This Holiday Season Kathy Ritchie Nov. 16, 2020
Family Caregivers Are Struggling With Burnout And Isolation Kathy Ritchie, Lauren Gilger Nov. 16, 2020
The Importance Of Talking Politics With Our Kids Kathy Ritchie Nov. 9, 2020
Kids Contract COVID-19 But More Research Needs To Be Done On Possible Long-Term Effects Kathy Ritchie Nov. 6, 2020
What Is 'COVID-Like Illness' And Should We Rely On It When It Comes To Schools? Kathy Ritchie Nov. 6, 2020
Could AZ See Another Wave Of COVID-19 Infections In Nursing Homes? Kathy Ritchie Nov. 3, 2020
Democrat Mark Kelly Wins Arizona's U.S. Senate Race Ben Giles, Kathy Ritchie Nov. 4, 2020
Economic Alphabet Soup: Are We In A V-Shaped or K-Shaped Recovery? Kathy Ritchie Nov. 2, 2020
Voters With Disabilities Face Hurdles When Casting Their Ballot Kathy Ritchie Nov. 2, 2020
Despite COVID-19 Uptick, Nursing Home Visits Continue Kathy Ritchie Oct. 30, 2020
Study: Adults 55 And Older Face Higher Unemployment Rates Kathy Ritchie Oct. 30, 2020
Black Cats Aren't Victims Of Halloween Horror Kathy Ritchie Oct. 30, 2020
Vandalizing Campaign Signs Could Mean Jail Time Kathy Ritchie Oct. 28, 2020
COVID-19 May Have Slowed Leafy Green Industry, But Not For Long Kathy Ritchie Oct. 27, 2020
Officials Reach Out To Voters In Long-Term Care, Hospitals Kathy Ritchie Oct. 23, 2020
Could Single Rooms Curb COVID-19 In Nursing Homes? Kathy Ritchie Oct. 20, 2020
Some Nursing U.S. Homes On The Brink Due To Coronavirus Kathy Ritchie, Lauren Gilger Oct. 20, 2020
Feds Unveil COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan For Nursing Homes Kathy Ritchie Oct. 19, 2020
Study: Wages Of Direct Care Workforce Lagging In AZ, Nationwide Kathy Ritchie Oct. 14, 2020
Domestic Violence Shelter Still At Reduced Capacity Due To COVID-19 Kathy Ritchie Oct. 14, 2020