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 City Council Adopts Age-Friendly Communities Action Plan Kathy Ritchie May. 29, 2017
More Risk Factors For Falling Than Just Aging Kathy Ritchie May. 26, 2017
Arizona Program Teaches Lawyers How To Help Clients With Dementia Kathy Ritchie May. 26, 2017
CDC: Alzheimer’s Disease Increased By More Than 50 Percent Kathy Ritchie May. 25, 2017
AARP Ad Targets Flake, Senators To Vote Against AHCA Kathy Ritchie May. 25, 2017
State Fire Marshal Worried Changes To Drone Law To Hurt Firefighting Efforts Kathy Ritchie May. 24, 2017
Mesa Fiesta Mall Getting New Look, New Name Kathy Ritchie May. 20, 2017
Judge: DHS Can Continue Collecting Medical-Marijuana Fees Kathy Ritchie May. 19, 2017
Louisiana Lawmakers Back Bill Keeping Automatic Guns From Kids Kathy Ritchie May. 19, 2017
Cases Of Cryptosporidium On The Rise Says CDC Kathy Ritchie May. 18, 2017
Arizona Supreme Court To Review Child-Molestation Solicitation Ruling Kathy Ritchie May. 18, 2017
Senate Panel Hears Testimony On Creating Age-Friendly Communities Kathy Ritchie May. 17, 2017
Settlement Allows Full-Fledged Gambling At Tohono O'odham Casino In Glendale Kathy Ritchie May. 17, 2017
UA Study Shows Virtual Support Groups Help Older Adults Kathy Ritchie May. 15, 2017
Alzheimer's Disease As A Cause Of Death Is Underreported In Arizona Kathy Ritchie May. 12, 2017
Bipartisan Deal Reached On Bill To Make It Easier To Fire VA Employees Kathy Ritchie May. 12, 2017
Ducey Signs Bill Protecting Those Who Save Kids, Dogs In Cars Kathy Ritchie May. 11, 2017
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