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 17th In Anti-Smoking Efforts For Kids Kathy Ritchie Dec. 12, 2014
Small Business Owners Strained by Light Rail Construction Kathy Ritchie Dec. 11, 2014
Airport Sky Train Extends Service To Terminal 3 Kathy Ritchie Dec. 8, 2014
50 Percent Of People Who Go To St. Mary’s Food Bank Are Underemployed Kathy Ritchie Nov. 27, 2014
St. Vincent de Paul Brings Home-Cooked Meals To Those In Need Year Round Kathy Ritchie Nov. 26, 2014
Arizona Game And Fish Stocking Lakes And Ponds With Rainbow Trout Kathy Ritchie Nov. 24, 2014
Tempe Looks To Become 'Dementia Friendly' City Kathy Ritchie Nov. 24, 2014
Tempe Is Only Valley City To Offer Smart911 Service Kathy Ritchie Nov. 13, 2014
Unmanned Drone Spotted Near Sky Harbor Airport Kathy Ritchie Nov. 13, 2014
Wanted: A Few Good Applicants To Join The Governor-Elect's Administration Kathy Ritchie Nov. 13, 2014
Heavy Construction On US 89 Continues Kathy Ritchie Nov. 12, 2014
St. Mary's Food Bank Needs Volunteers Kathy Ritchie Nov. 13, 2014
Effort Underway To Recall Diane Douglas Kathy Ritchie Nov. 12, 2014
Mesa Recycles Cooking Oil Year Round Kathy Ritchie Nov. 10, 2014
A Brief History of Mudslinging Kathy Ritchie Nov. 5, 2014
Valley Residents Encouraged To Recycle Election Campaign Signs Kathy Ritchie Nov. 3, 2014
Mosquito That Can Carry Dengue Disease Found in Arizona Kathy Ritchie Oct. 30, 2014
Number Of Returned Early Ballots Still Low Kathy Ritchie Oct. 29, 2014
Early Ballots Due October 30 Kathy Ritchie Oct. 24, 2014
Arizona Sees First Confirmed Case Of Enterovirus D68 Kathy Ritchie Oct. 23, 2014
Arizona Game And Fish To Improve Habitats Of Two Native Species Kathy Ritchie Oct. 22, 2014
Mesa Police Department Educating Officers On Signs Of Alzheimer's Kathy Ritchie Oct. 20, 2014
Residents React To Meeting With FAA Kathy Ritchie Oct. 17, 2014
NAU May Ban Tobacco Products On Campus Kathy Ritchie Oct. 10, 2014
Early Voting Ballots Mailed For November Election Kathy Ritchie Oct. 9, 2014