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
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
State Rep. Jennifer Longdon Testifies On Capitol Hill Kathy Ritchie Sept. 26, 2019
Cindy McCain Says Democrats Could Win Arizona In 2020 Kathy Ritchie Sept. 26, 2019
Sojourner Center Domestic Violence Shelter Welcomes Family Pets Kathy Ritchie Sept. 26, 2019
UA To Study Assault Prevention Program For Bar Staff Kathy Ritchie Sept. 25, 2019
BLM To Lift Fire Restrictions In Colorado River District On Friday Kathy Ritchie Sept. 25, 2019
Committee On Abuse Of Vulnerable Adults Meets Again Kathy Ritchie Sept. 19, 2019
Progressive Arizona Democrats Seek To Censure Sinema Kathy Ritchie, Bret Jaspers Sept. 18, 2019
AARP Study Finds Shopping Can Be Difficult Errand For Caregivers Kathy Ritchie Oct. 2, 2019
ACLU Of Arizona, Other Advocacy Groups Demand County Attorney Who Won't Run In 2020 Kathy Ritchie Sept. 18, 2019