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
Arizona Attorney General Supports Expansion Of Medicaid Fraud Authority Kathy Ritchie May. 11, 2017
Navajo Nation President Signs Bill To Replace Housing Authority Members Kathy Ritchie May. 10, 2017
U.S. Forest Service Looking To Upgrade Its Fire Shelter Kathy Ritchie May. 8, 2017
Banner Health To Cut Jobs As Part Of Restructuring Efforts Kathy Ritchie May. 5, 2017
Arizona Heath Department Surveys Moms About Being Pregnant Kathy Ritchie May. 5, 2017
Phoenix Prepares Emergency Plan Focusing On People With Disabilities Kathy Ritchie May. 4, 2017
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Installs Adult Changing Table Stations Kathy Ritchie May. 1, 2017
More Arizona Parents Opting Out Of Vaccinations For Their Kids Kathy Ritchie Apr. 28, 2017
Arizonan Testifies At US Senate Committee On Aging And Isolation Kathy Ritchie Apr. 27, 2017
Arizona Bill That Gives Businesses A Cure Period To Fix ADA Violations Signed Into Law Kathy Ritchie Apr. 24, 2017
Phoenix To Expand Bike Share Program Kathy Ritchie Apr. 24, 2017
ADOT Announces Sign-Contest Winners Kathy Ritchie Apr. 21, 2017
Rainbow Bridge National Monument Gains Protected Status Kathy Ritchie Apr. 21, 2017
ADHS: Flu Cases Down Compared With This Time Last Year Kathy Ritchie Apr. 20, 2017
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