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
Chandler Unified School District Students Head Back To School Monday Kathy Ritchie July 17, 2015
Airplane Flying Out Of Sky Harbor Hit With Handheld Laser Kathy Ritchie July 17, 2015
Drivers Cautioned After 2 Elk Killed On I-17 Near Flagstaff Kathy Ritchie July 16, 2015
NASA's New Horizons Reveals Spectacular Images Kathy Ritchie July 16, 2015
FAA Fines SkyWest Airlines More Than $1.2M Kathy Ritchie July 15, 2015
Arizona State Hospital Taking Steps To Correct Serious Deficiencies Kathy Ritchie July 10, 2015
Federal Agency's Report Critical Of Arizona State Hospital Kathy Ritchie July 9, 2015
Jar Complex Fire Grows, Restores Forest Health Kathy Ritchie July 8, 2015
Phoenix Park Officials Try To Curb Dogs At Echo Canyon Kathy Ritchie July 7, 2015
Phoenix Creates Shade On Roosevelt Row With Giant Planters Kathy Ritchie July 2, 2015
Be Nice On Phoenix-Area Hiking Trails This Holiday Weekend Kathy Ritchie July 1, 2015
Tonto National Forest Will Lift Its Fire Restrctions Kathy Ritchie July 1, 2015
Surprise Police: 2 Men Arrested In Aluminum Thefts Kathy Ritchie June 26, 2015
Record Heat Grounded Planes In Phoenix 25 Years Ago Today Katherine Fritcke, Kathy Ritchie June 26, 2015
City of Phoenix Continues To Make Progress On Bike Lanes Kathy Ritchie June 15, 2015
Phoenix Making Progress On Bike Lane On 12th Street Kathy Ritchie June 12, 2015
Tempe Taking Steps To Solve The City's Feral Cat Problem Kathy Ritchie June 12, 2015
June 15 Is Officially The Start Of Arizona's Monsoon Season Kathy Ritchie June 15, 2015
Guadalupe Fire Burning In New Mexico Will Benefit Environment Kathy Ritchie June 4, 2015
Top Officials No Longer With Arizona Health Department Kathy Ritchie June 4, 2015
McCain, Flake Push For End To Military Paying NFL To Honor Troops Associated Press, Kathy Ritchie June 4, 2015
Chiropractic Care For The Smallest Of Patients Kathy Ritchie June 4, 2015
Phoenix A Step Closer To Creating Entertainment District Kathy Ritchie June 3, 2015
Senator Flake Says Removing Cuba From Terror Blacklist Will Help Normalize Relations Kathy Ritchie May 29, 2015
APS Builds 110-Mile Power Line To Yuma Kathy Ritchie May 29, 2015