Kathy Ritchie

Reporter

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
During An Emergency, American Sign Language Interpreters Provide Lifesaving Information Kathy Ritchie Apr. 17, 2017
Entrepreneurs Developing Technology For Older Americans Kathy Ritchie Apr. 17, 2017
McCain Introduces Bill To Expand Amber Alert On Reservations Kathy Ritchie Apr. 13, 2017
Aging And Intimacy: Love, Sex And A Dementia Diagnosis Kathy Ritchie Apr. 7, 2017
Arizona Bill Would Prevent Someone From Suing A Business Over Website Accessibility Kathy Ritchie Apr. 6, 2017
Aging And Intimacy: Love, Sex And Friendship At An Assisted Living Community Kathy Ritchie Apr. 6, 2017
Maricopa County To Start Rebuilding Portion Of Gilbert Road Kathy Ritchie Mar. 31, 2017
Businesses, Disability Rights Groups Reach Compromise In Bill Kathy Ritchie Mar. 31, 2017
Historic Cuban Queen Bordello In Jerome Collapses Kathy Ritchie Mar. 27, 2017
Tohono O'odham Tribal Members Voice Opposition To Border Wall At McCain's Office Kathy Ritchie Mar. 23, 2017
Arizona Senate Considers High Interest Loan, But How Did It Come To Be? Kathy Ritchie Mar. 23, 2017
Disability Groups Oppose Arizona Bill That Creates Cure Period For Businesses Kathy Ritchie Mar. 22, 2017
Should Arizona Require A Boater Education Class? Kathy Ritchie Mar. 20, 2017
Arizona DPS: Increase In Wrong-Way Drivers On Valley Freeways Kathy Ritchie Mar. 16, 2017
Ducey Seeking Public Input On Arizona State Fair Kathy Ritchie Mar. 16, 2017
Arizona Wildflower Season Shaping Up To Be A Good One Kathy Ritchie Mar. 11, 2017
Voting Centers Open For Arizona's District 3 Runoff Election Kathy Ritchie Mar. 11, 2017
Man Who Created The Navajo Nation Seal Dies At 82 Kathy Ritchie Mar. 10, 2017
Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Speed Up CBP Hiring Process Kathy Ritchie Mar. 10, 2017
Jerome Historical Society To Repair Historic Sliding Jail, Add Parking Kathy Ritchie Mar. 9, 2017
Buckeye City Council Selects Next City Manager Kathy Ritchie Mar. 8, 2017
ADOT Begins $62M Project To Widen State Route 260 Kathy Ritchie Mar. 6, 2017
ADA Bill That Calls For Cure Period Advances In Senate Kathy Ritchie Mar. 4, 2017
Drivers Can Still Cross Gilbert Road Despite Being Washed Away Kathy Ritchie Mar. 2, 2017
Time To Vote In ADOT Safety Message Contest Kathy Ritchie Mar. 2, 2017

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