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 also contributes stories to 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 Publication Date
More Doctors Citing Alzheimer's As Cause Of Death Kathy Ritchie April 18, 2018
New Way To Define Alzheimer's Could Help Improve Research Efforts Kathy Ritchie April 18, 2018
Number Of Unattended Campfires On The Rise In Arizona Kathy Ritchie April 06, 2018
Arizona GOP Senator: Drop Voucher Petition Case Against Democrat Associated Press April 05, 2018
AARP Survey: Many LGBT Elders Fear Long Term Care Facilities Kathy Ritchie April 05, 2018
In Arizona, More And More Grandparents Are Raising Their Grandchildren Kathy Ritchie April 05, 2018
Arizona Governor Signs Bill To Change Laws Concerning Frozen Embryos Kathy Ritchie April 04, 2018
Do You Feel Old? We Ask The Question: How Old Is Old? Kathy Ritchie April 02, 2018
New Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Flight Paths Similar To Those Before September 2014 Kathy Ritchie March 30, 2018
Arizona Lawmaker Pushes Bill To Stop Misrepresentation Of Pets As Service Animals Kathy Ritchie March 28, 2018
Alzheimer's Disease In Arizona Expected To Jump 43 Percent By 2025 Kathy Ritchie March 26, 2018
Arizona Bill Blocks School Districts From Rejecting Sale, Lease Offers On Buildings From Charter And Private Schools KJZZ News March 21, 2018
Gov. Ducey Supports Arizona Laws To Keep Guns From People Who Pose Threat KJZZ News March 16, 2018
Arizona Lawmakers Tackle Speech On College Campuses KJZZ News March 16, 2018
Expect To See More Health Care Jobs In Arizona KJZZ News March 16, 2018
Sen. Flake Says He Feels Positive About Pompeo Nomination Kathy Ritchie March 14, 2018
Ducey Won't Promise To Veto Tax Cuts, Despite Teacher Concerns About Pay KJZZ News March 14, 2018
Senate Panel Agrees To Create A Hotline So Students Can Report Dangerous Activities KJZZ News March 14, 2018
Arizona Committee To Discuss Potential Barriers To Voting Kathy Ritchie March 08, 2018
Arizona Legislature Wants Cities To Hold Elections On Even-Numbered Years KJZZ News March 08, 2018
Alzheimer's Event Held At Arizona Capitol Brings Awareness To Lawmakers Kathy Ritchie March 03, 2018
Auditor General's Office: More Money Being Put Into Arizona Classrooms Kathy Ritchie March 02, 2018
McCain's Wife, Daughter Discuss Trump's Comments About Senator Kathy Ritchie February 28, 2018
Arizona's Above Average Temperatures Return Next Week Kathy Ritchie February 28, 2018
ASU Breaks Ground On Mirabella Senior Living Project Kathy Ritchie February 26, 2018