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
Phoenix, Tucson Temperatures In January Hit Records Kathy Ritchie Feb. 1, 2018
AAA: Americans Becoming More Comfortable With Self-Driving Cars Kathy Ritchie Jan. 29, 2018
New Chief Justice Sworn In To Navajo Nation Supreme Court Kathy Ritchie Jan. 26, 2018
Phoenix Temperatures Could Hit Low 80s This Weekend Kathy Ritchie Jan. 25, 2018
House Panel Proposes Exempting Diapers, Feminine Hygiene Products From Sales Taxes Kathy Ritchie Jan. 24, 2018
MAG To Track People 62 And Older In Annual Phoenix Area Homeless Count Kathy Ritchie Jan. 23, 2018
More People Over 55 Are Becoming Homeless — One Phoenix Organization Is Trying To Help Kathy Ritchie Jan. 22, 2018
BLM Increases Patrols After Woman Killed By Stray Bullet Kathy Ritchie Jan. 19, 2018
Maricopa County Board Of Supervisors Names Lesko Replacement Kathy Ritchie Jan. 18, 2018
LGBT Elders Could Be Hurt By Religious Exemption Laws Kathy Ritchie Jan. 15, 2018
Flagstaff Snowfall Brings Challenging Road Conditions Kathy Ritchie Jan. 10, 2018
ADOT Makes Progress On Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway Kathy Ritchie Jan. 4, 2018
Waymo Could Benefit Seniors Who Are No Longer Able To Drive Kathy Ritchie Dec. 26, 2017
Arizona Officer Charged With Theft, Weapons Misconduct Kathy Ritchie Dec. 22, 2017
Could Net Neutrality Hurt Seniors? Kathy Ritchie Dec. 18, 2017
Arizona AG: Theranos To Refund Anyone Who Purchased A Blood Test Kathy Ritchie Dec. 14, 2017
Phoenix-Area Organizations Use Art To Help People With Alzheimer's Kathy Ritchie Dec. 11, 2017
Prescott Valley Police Chief Who Lost Gun Is Suspended Kathy Ritchie Dec. 8, 2017
Arizona Department Of Health: Flu Cases On The Rise Kathy Ritchie Dec. 8, 2017
Arizona's Dry Winter Could Mean An Aggressive Wildfire Season Kathy Ritchie Dec. 7, 2017
Arizona Firefighters Head To Southern California Kathy Ritchie Dec. 7, 2017
Hopi Tribe, Ducey Sign Compact To Allow Tribe To Operate Gaming Machines Kathy Ritchie Dec. 1, 2017
ADEQ Declares High Pollution Advisory Kathy Ritchie Dec. 1, 2017
ACA Provider Ambetter Drops Phoenix Children's Hospital Kathy Ritchie Nov. 30, 2017
Section Of Loop 202 Remains Closed After Two-Way Vehicle Crash Kathy Ritchie Nov. 30, 2017