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
Grant To Study Sexual Assault Among People With Developmental Disabilities Kathy Ritchie Aug. 2, 2019
Number Of Registered Arizona Voters Up By Nearly 50,000 Kathy Ritchie July 31, 2019
GAO: Nursing Home Surveyors Need To Do More To Prevent Abuse Kathy Ritchie July 31, 2019
What Is The Cost Of Alzheimer's Disease On Society? Lauren Gilger, Kathy Ritchie July 30, 2019
3 Former UA Deans Settle Lawsuit Vs. Arizona Board Of Regents Kathy Ritchie July 24, 2019
Resident-On-Resident Injuries A Risk In Long-Term Care Kathy Ritchie July 24, 2019
Arizona High Court Rejects Removal Of Light Rail Initiative Kathy Ritchie July 24, 2019
Community For Adults With Disabilities Turns 1 Kathy Ritchie July 24, 2019
Hacienda HealthCare Closing Children's Hospital Kathy Ritchie July 23, 2019
ASU Researcher: Car Safety Ratings Don't Consider Older Drivers Kathy Ritchie July 10, 2019
Q&AZ: How Do People Who Work Outside Deal With The Heat? Kathy Ritchie July 8, 2019
Disability Advocacy Group Weighs In On Report On 2020 Candidates Kathy Ritchie June 26, 2019
From Lottery To Romance, Scams Target Older Adults Kathy Ritchie June 24, 2019
Hacienda's Medicaid Certification To Be Terminated Kathy Ritchie June 20, 2019
Office Of Management And Budget To Re-Examine How Poverty Line Is Calculated Kathy Ritchie June 19, 2019
Survey: Older Women Worried About Health Care Costs Kathy Ritchie, Steve Goldstein June 19, 2019
Grand Canyon Officially Recognized As Dark Sky Park Kathy Ritchie June 19, 2019
BLM To Impose Fire Restrictions Thursday In Colorado River District Kathy Ritchie June 19, 2019
State Moves To Revoke License Of Embattled Hacienda HealthCare After Maggots Found Kathy Ritchie, Steve Goldstein June 15, 2019
Police Release Report On Hacienda Healthcare Rape Case Kathy Ritchie June 14, 2019
AZ Lawmakers Look To Expand Military Training Near Tucson Kathy Ritchie June 13, 2019
Cause Of Plane Crash In North Phoenix Could Take A Year Kathy Ritchie June 13, 2019
Researchers Studying Effects Of Marijuana On Dementia Patients Kathy Ritchie June 13, 2019
Valley Nonprofit Offers Respite For Grandfamilies Kathy Ritchie June 13, 2019
Investigation Pending Into Brush Fire Near Tonto Park Kathy Ritchie June 13, 2019