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
2 Alzheimer's Caregivers Talk About Challenges They Face Kathy Ritchie Nov. 27, 2019
KJZZ Reporter Recounts Personal Journey Through A Podcast Kathy Ritchie, Lauren Gilger Nov. 27, 2019
Multistate E.Coli Outbreak Hits Arizona Kathy Ritchie Nov. 21, 2019
Arizona Center For Disability Law Settles Suit With State Hospital Kathy Ritchie Nov. 20, 2019
Alzheimer's Organizations Gather To Turn Arizona Capitol Purple Kathy Ritchie Nov. 20, 2019
‘The Recovering Caregiver’: Exploring Life After Loss Kathy Ritchie Nov. 17, 2019
Arizona Memory Project Digitizes African American Newspaper From 1930s Kathy Ritchie Nov. 13, 2019
Housing Company Helps Match People With Disabilities Kathy Ritchie Nov. 13, 2019
Democratic Senators Vote Against Allowing Arizona Health Department To Exist Kathy Ritchie Nov. 8, 2019
UA Awarded Nearly $2.5 Mil For Disability Education Program Kathy Ritchie Nov. 7, 2019
Study: People With Disabilities Are Untapped Labor Force Kathy Ritchie Nov. 6, 2019
Officials Want Public Input On Tracking Pregnancy-Related Deaths Kathy Ritchie, Mariana Dale Nov. 4, 2019
McSally Holds Hearing On Impact Of Alzheimer's On Arizonans Kathy Ritchie Nov. 1, 2019
Number Of Uninsured Children In Arizona On The Rise Kathy Ritchie, Lauren Gilger Oct. 30, 2019
Phoenix Police Videos Explain Critical Incidents Kathy Ritchie Oct. 30, 2019
Phoenix To Install Water Pipeline Near 24th St. And Lincoln Kathy Ritchie Oct. 30, 2019
How Rep. Jennifer Longdon Found Her Voice As A Disability Advocate Kathy Ritchie Oct. 24, 2019
Board Of Supervisors Moves To Suspend Petersen Kathy Ritchie
Associated Press
Oct. 23, 2019
Douglas HS Implements Clear Backpack Policy Kathy Ritchie Oct. 23, 2019
Arizona Holds Public Meeting On Subminimum Wages Kathy Ritchie, Steve Goldstein Oct. 21, 2019
Why More Seniors Are Becoming Homeless Kathy Ritchie Oct. 16, 2019
Kurt Volker Resigns From ASU's McCain Institute Kathy Ritchie, Mark Brodie, Lauren Gilger
Associated Press
Oct. 7, 2019
VP Pence Holds Roundtable With Hispanic Leaders, Talks Trump Kathy Ritchie Oct. 3, 2019
Inside The Only Accredited Geriatric Emergency Department In AZ Kathy Ritchie Oct. 2, 2019
Department Of Economic Security Head Resigns Kathy Ritchie Sept. 26, 2019