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
Survey: Arizona Ranks In Top 10 Of Best Places To Retire Kathy Ritchie March 4, 2020
KJZZ Explains: Presidential Preference Election Katie Campbell, Amanda Luberto, Kathy Ritchie March 2, 2020
Trump's New Public Charge Rule Has Chilling Effect On Some In Arizona Kathy Ritchie Feb. 27, 2020
KJZZ Profiles: Coy Payne, Arizona's First African American Mayor Kathy Ritchie Feb. 27, 2020
Bill That Would Require Caregivers To Perform Lifesaving Measures Advances Kathy Ritchie Feb. 22, 2020
Uber Piloting Phone Number For Older Adults In Arizona Kathy Ritchie Feb. 20, 2020
Untold Arizona: The History And Future Of The People Of Guadalupe Kathy Ritchie Feb. 14, 2020
Sinema Talks About Need For Long Term Care Workforce At Senate Committee Kathy Ritchie Feb. 13, 2020
Bill In AZ House Could Give People With Disabilities, Seniors More Independence Kathy Ritchie Feb. 12, 2020
Agency To Continue Tackling Hoarding Disorder Among Seniors Kathy Ritchie Feb. 12, 2020
Disability-Related Bills Stemming From Hacienda To Get Hearings Kathy Ritchie Feb. 10, 2020
Bill To Fund Senior Shelter Passes Senate Committee Kathy Ritchie Feb. 5, 2020
Nonprofits Group: Bill To Fund Arizona 211 Could Have Unintended Future Consequences Kathy Ritchie Feb. 5, 2020
KJZZ Explains: Impeachment — Trump And What’s Next Katie Campbell, Amanda Luberto, Kathy Ritchie Jan. 31, 2020
Bill Could Fund Dental For Pregnant Women on AHCCCS Kathy Ritchie Jan. 30, 2020
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport To Host Farewell For Terminal 2 Kathy Ritchie Jan. 29, 2020
Groups Suing Over Law Dictating How Candidates Appear On Ballot Kathy Ritchie Jan. 22, 2020
Goldwater Institute Sues Department Of Education Kathy Ritchie, Lauren Gilger Jan. 8, 2020
Board Of Supervisors Accept Paul Petersen's Resignation Kathy Ritchie Jan. 8, 2020
Gosar Tweets Manipulated Photo Of Obama Kathy Ritchie Jan. 6, 2020
Game And Fish To Conduct Annual Survey Of Big Game Kathy Ritchie Jan. 6, 2020
Points Of View: Protecting Vulnerable Arizona Adults Lauren Gilger, Kathy Ritchie, Katie Campbell Jan. 6, 2020
A Year After An Incapacitated Woman Was Raped, Where Are We Now? Kathy Ritchie Jan. 6, 2020
Hacienda Victim's Attorney Files Civil Suit Against State, Doctors Kathy Ritchie Jan. 2, 2020
Board Of Supervisors Votes To Uphold Assessor Petersen's Suspension Kathy Ritchie, Scott Bourque Dec. 27, 2019