Kathy Ritchie


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 has also contributed stories to WBUR’s Here & Now. With 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. Ritchie 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.

Kathy Ritchie
Title Author Publication Date
BLM Increases Patrols After Woman Killed By Stray Bullet Near Buckeye Kathy Ritchie January 19, 2018
Maricopa County Board Of Supervisors Names Lesko Replacement Kathy Ritchie January 18, 2018
LGBT Elders Could Be Hurt By Religious Exemption Laws Kathy Ritchie January 15, 2018
Flagstaff Snowfall Brings Challenging Road Conditions Kathy Ritchie January 10, 2018
ADOT Makes Progress On Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway Kathy Ritchie January 04, 2018
Waymo Could Benefit Seniors Who Are No Longer Able To Drive Kathy Ritchie December 26, 2017
Arizona Officer Charged With Theft, Weapons Misconduct Kathy Ritchie December 22, 2017
Could Net Neutrality Hurt Seniors? Kathy Ritchie December 18, 2017
Arizona AG: Theranos To Refund Anyone Who Purchased A Blood Test Kathy Ritchie December 14, 2017
Phoenix-Area Organizations Use Art To Help People With Alzheimer's Kathy Ritchie December 11, 2017
Prescott Valley Police Chief Who Lost Gun Is Suspended Kathy Ritchie December 08, 2017
Arizona Department Of Health: Flu Cases On The Rise Kathy Ritchie December 08, 2017
Arizona's Dry Winter Could Mean An Aggressive Wildfire Season Kathy Ritchie December 07, 2017
Arizona Firefighters Head To Southern California Kathy Ritchie December 07, 2017
Hopi Tribe, Ducey Sign Compact To Allow Tribe To Operate Gaming Machines Kathy Ritchie December 01, 2017
ADEQ Declares High Pollution Advisory Kathy Ritchie December 01, 2017
ACA Provider Ambetter Drops Phoenix Children's Hospital Kathy Ritchie November 30, 2017
Section Of Loop 202 Remains Closed After Two-Way Vehicle Crash Kathy Ritchie November 30, 2017
National Forest Working To Shut Unauthorized Coconino County Forest Roads Kathy Ritchie November 30, 2017
AARP Arizona Working With Lawmakers On Caregiver State Tax Break Kathy Ritchie November 27, 2017
Phoenix Thanksgiving Day Heat Ties Record Kathy Ritchie November 23, 2017
Phoenix Mosaic Center Helps Elder Refugees Assimilate To Life In The United States Kathy Ritchie November 13, 2017
Maricopa County Officials Could Rename Segment Of U.S. 60 Known As Jefferson Davis Highway Kathy Ritchie November 13, 2017
Caregivers Need Respite Care To Attend Caregiving Symposium In Phoenix Kathy Ritchie November 03, 2017
Nonprofit Caregiver Organization Hosts Family Caregiver Symposium And Training In Phoenix Kathy Ritchie November 03, 2017