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
Mesa Library To Debut Storytime For Kids With Autism Kathy Ritchie Dec. 27, 2019
Americans 50+ Would Be World’s Third Largest Economy Kathy Ritchie Dec. 27, 2019
Phoenix LGBTQ Youth Center Holds 'Queermas' On Christmas Kathy Ritchie Dec. 24, 2019
Mingus Union High School Exploring Drug Testing Of Some Students Kathy Ritchie Dec. 16, 2019
High School Seniors Touched By Alzheimer's Could Win College Scholarship Kathy Ritchie Dec. 14, 2019
DOD Watchdog To Review Border Wall Contractor Kathy Ritchie Dec. 12, 2019
Phoenix Mayor OKs Refugee Resettlement Program Kathy Ritchie Dec. 11, 2019
APS Chief Exec Apologizes To Customers During Hearing Kathy Ritchie, Lauren Gilger, Mark Brodie Dec. 11, 2019
Surprise City Council Considers Raising Age To Buy E-Cigarettes Kathy Ritchie Dec. 6, 2019
Attorney: Petersen Won't Have Access To Some Evidence Kathy Ritchie Dec. 5, 2019
Robocalls Targeting Immigrants, Foreign University Students Kathy Ritchie Dec. 9, 2019
McSally Says Companies Operating Substandard Military Housing 'Pisses Her Off' Kathy Ritchie Dec. 3, 2019
Dementia Doctor Uses VR To Help Teach Empathy Kathy Ritchie Dec. 3, 2019
Glendale Police Officer's Suspension Reduced Kathy Ritchie Nov. 27, 2019
FDA Issues Warning Letters To Arizona CBD Company, 14 Others Kathy Ritchie Nov. 27, 2019
ADOT Announces Possible Closures Along I-40 And I-17 Kathy Ritchie Nov. 27, 2019
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