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(s) Publication Date
McCain's Daughter Tweets She's Coming Home To Arizona Kathy Ritchie May. 4, 2018
Ducey Signs Education Funding Bill After Long Night Of Debate Claire Caulfield, Kathy Ritchie, Phil Latzman May. 3, 2018
Food Stamp Requirement In Farm Bill Could Hurt Older Adults Kathy Ritchie Apr. 23, 2018
Phoenix Ranks No. 8 As Most Ozone-Polluted Cities Kathy Ritchie Apr. 23, 2018
Arizona Governor Signs Service Animal Bill Into Law Kathy Ritchie Apr. 19, 2018
The Term 'Comfort Care' Changing How We View End Of Life Kathy Ritchie Apr. 19, 2018
More Doctors Citing Alzheimer's As Cause Of Death Kathy Ritchie Apr. 18, 2018
Number Of Unattended Campfires On The Rise Kathy Ritchie Apr. 6, 2018
Survey: Many LGBT Elders Fear Long Term Care Facilities Kathy Ritchie Apr. 5, 2018
More Arizona Grandparents Are Raising Their Grandchildren Kathy Ritchie Apr. 5, 2018
Ducey Signs Bill To Change Laws Concerning Frozen Embryos Kathy Ritchie Apr. 4, 2018
Do You Feel Old? We Ask The Question: How Old Is Old? Kathy Ritchie Apr. 2, 2018
FAA Alters Flight Paths At Sky Harbor Kathy Ritchie Mar. 30, 2018
Bill Aims To Stop Misrepresentation Of Service Animals Kathy Ritchie Mar. 28, 2018
Alzheimer's Expected To Jump 43 Percent By 2025 Kathy Ritchie Mar. 26, 2018
Sen. Flake Says He Feels Positive About Pompeo Nomination Kathy Ritchie Mar. 14, 2018
Arizona Committee To Discuss Potential Barriers To Voting Kathy Ritchie Mar. 8, 2018
Alzheimer's Event Held At Arizona Capitol Brings Awareness To Lawmakers Kathy Ritchie Mar. 3, 2018
Auditor General's Office: More Money Being Put Into Arizona Classrooms Kathy Ritchie Mar. 2, 2018
McCain's Wife, Daughter Discuss Trump's Comments About Senator Kathy Ritchie Feb. 28, 2018
Arizona's Above Average Temperatures Return Next Week Kathy Ritchie Feb. 28, 2018
ASU Breaks Ground On Mirabella Senior Living Project Kathy Ritchie Feb. 26, 2018
Some Lawmakers Want Voters To Eliminate Prop 206 Provision Kathy Ritchie Feb. 22, 2018
ADOT To Help Mexico Promote Safety On Road To Rocky Point Kathy Ritchie Feb. 22, 2018
Bill To Give Caregivers Income Tax Credit Passes In House Kathy Ritchie Feb. 22, 2018