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
AZ Holds Meeting On Subminimum Wages For People With Disabilities 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
City Of Surprise Now 2nd Dementia Friendly City In Arizona Kathy Ritchie Sept. 18, 2019
County Recorder Fontes Hosts Roundtable With Disability Community Kathy Ritchie Sept. 12, 2019
County Supervisors Appoint 7-Person Committee To Screen New County Attorney Kathy Ritchie Sept. 11, 2019
Barrow Announces Phase 3 Study Of Alzheimer's Kathy Ritchie Sept. 11, 2019
Retiring The Keys: Talking To Dementia Patients About Driving Kathy Ritchie Sept. 6, 2019
CDC Awards States $300 Million To Fight Opioid Epidemic Kathy Ritchie Sept. 4, 2019
Banner Sun Health Sees Uptick In Patients Seeking Cognitive Testing Kathy Ritchie Sept. 2, 2019
Survey Finds 'Woodstock Generation' Experiencing Hearing Loss Kathy Ritchie Sept. 3, 2019
Phoenix Launches Committee To Boost Trust With Police Kathy Ritchie Aug. 29, 2019
AAA: AZ Had Highest Rate Of Red-Light-Crash Fatalities Kathy Ritchie Sept. 2, 2019