Kathy Ritchie

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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
Medicaid Cuts Could Mean Less Nursing Home Care Kathy Ritchie Oct. 2, 2017
Play Aims To Raise Alzheimer's Awareness In African-American Community Kathy Ritchie Sep. 29, 2017
UA, Banner Alzheimer's To Study Depression And Dementia In Older Adults Kathy Ritchie Sep. 25, 2017
IKEA Wants To Build 2nd Arizona Store In Glendale Kathy Ritchie Sep. 21, 2017
More Phoenix Street Improvements Underway Kathy Ritchie Sep. 11, 2017
City Of Maricopa Invests In Drone Kathy Ritchie Sep. 11, 2017
AZDHS Ends HIV Test Kit Pilot Project Kathy Ritchie Sep. 11, 2017
161 Arizona-Based Firefighters Spread Out Across West Fighting Fires Kathy Ritchie Sep. 8, 2017
Judge's Ruling Allows Residents To Petition For Businesses To Provide Benefits Kathy Ritchie Aug. 30, 2017
Poll: Older Hispanics Face Language And Cultural Barriers To Long-Term Care Kathy Ritchie Aug. 28, 2017
Valley Fever Center Receives $4.8M Grant For Development Of Vaccine Kathy Ritchie Aug. 25, 2017
City Leaders, Groups Respond To Post-Rally Chaos Casey Kuhn, Kathy Ritchie Aug. 23, 2017
Allure Magazine And AARP Vow To Stop Using The Term 'Anti-Aging' Kathy Ritchie Aug. 21, 2017
Chicanos Por La Causa Founder And Advocate Terri Cruz Dies Kathy Ritchie Aug. 18, 2017
Maricopa County Health Department Launches First Spanish Website Kathy Ritchie Aug. 18, 2017
Geraldine Peten Appointed As Replacement District 4 Legislator Kathy Ritchie Aug. 16, 2017
Arizona Leaders React To 'Skinny Repeal' Defeat Will Stone, Kathy Ritchie Jul. 28, 2017
Arizona Transportation Board To Award Grant For System To Stop Wrong-Way Drivers Kathy Ritchie Jul. 28, 2017
AzHHA Gets $1M Grant To Educate Providers On End-Of-Life Care Kathy Ritchie Jul. 27, 2017
Older Adults Who Volunteer See Improvements In Health, Experience Less Isolation Kathy Ritchie Jul. 24, 2017
Voter Registration On The Rise In Arizona Kathy Ritchie Jul. 22, 2017
Phoenix Meeting To Discuss Proposed Bike Lanes On 15th Ave. Kathy Ritchie Jul. 21, 2017
Yuma Firefighters Head To California To Help With Detwiler Fire Kathy Ritchie Jul. 20, 2017
Arizona Health Officials Urging Vaccination As Kids Head Back To School Kathy Ritchie Jul. 19, 2017
Aging Assistance Organizations Gather For LGBT Elder Training Kathy Ritchie Jul. 14, 2017