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
Arizona Nursing Homes Cautiously Allowing Visitors Kathy Ritchie Sept. 20, 2020
Record Summer Heat Topples Hikers — And Cacti Kathy Ritchie Sept. 18, 2020
Need To Renew Your Passport? Expect Delays Kathy Ritchie Sept. 13, 2020
County Sees Jump In COVID-19 Cases As UA Starts Kathy Ritchie Sept. 13, 2020
Wildfire Season More Devastating Than In Previous Years Kathy Ritchie Sept. 13, 2020
First Responders Adapt In An Age Of COVID-19 Kathy Ritchie Sept. 13, 2020
COVID-19 Could Cause Permanent Heart Damage In Young People Kathy Ritchie Sept. 13, 2020
Some Long Term Care Facilities Worry About Staying In Business Kathy Ritchie Sept. 13, 2020
Nursing Home Operator Talks About Risks, Benefits Of Reopening Kathy Ritchie Sept. 9, 2020
'Brain Fog' One Of The Lingering Symptoms Of COVID-19 Kathy Ritchie Sept. 9, 2020
Long-Term Care Facilities Still Struggling With PPE Shortage, Testing Lauren Gilger, Kathy Ritchie Sept. 8, 2020
Older Adults Often Left Out Of Clinical Trials For Vaccines Kathy Ritchie Sept. 7, 2020
MAG Program Trying To Help Older Adults In Rural Arizona Kathy Ritchie Sept. 7, 2020
Hacienda Ex CEO, CFO Indicted On Fraud And Racketeering Charges Kathy Ritchie Sept. 2, 2020
More Arizonans Died In June And July 2020 Than In Previous Years Kathy Ritchie Sept. 2, 2020
How Some Nursing Home Residents Can Get Help Voting Kathy Ritchie Sept. 1, 2020
Is COVID-19 On Track To Be Third Leading Cause Of Death In AZ? Kathy Ritchie Aug. 31, 2020
Families Will Soon Be Allowed Back Inside Long-Term Care Facilities Kathy Ritchie, Mark Brodie, Steve Goldstein Aug. 26, 2020
Survey: Long-Term Care Facilities Worry About Staying In Business Kathy Ritchie Aug. 25, 2020
Older, Homeless Adults Struggle Even More Due To Heat And Virus Kathy Ritchie Aug. 24, 2020
Sinema Probes Post Master General DeJoy Over Fears Of Mail Delays Kathy Ritchie Aug. 21, 2020
Advocates Worry COVID-19 Cases At Intermediate Care Facilities Are Underreported Kathy Ritchie Aug. 18, 2020
AARP Wants Trump To Clarify Plans On Social Security Kathy Ritchie Aug. 17, 2020
Long-Term Care Facilities Still Reeling From COVID-19 Now Prepping For Flu Kathy Ritchie Aug. 14, 2020
Delays In Cancer Screenings Could Lead To Uptick In Deaths Kathy Ritchie Aug. 14, 2020

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