Kathy Ritchie

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Senior Field Correspondent - Tempe

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 NPR and 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
Medicare's Hospice Pilot Program Could Improve End Of Life Care Kathy Ritchie June 11, 2018
Gig Economy Becoming Back Up Retirement Plan Kathy Ritchie May 28, 2018
Opioid Use Among Older Adults A Growing Problem Kathy Ritchie May 28, 2018
ADOT To Create New 'Flex' Lanes Alongside Interstate 17 Kathy Ritchie May 25, 2018
A Shortage of Geriatricians Nationwide Kathy Ritchie May 28, 2018
Interstate 10 Partially Reopens After Fiery Semi Crash Kathy Ritchie, Bridget Dowd May 25, 2018
FAA Implements New Flight Path Procedures For Sky Harbor Airport Kathy Ritchie May 24, 2018
Poll: More Young Adults Providing Long-Term Care For Older Adult Kathy Ritchie May 21, 2018
Arizona Agencies To Participate In California Earthquake Response Exercise Kathy Ritchie May 18, 2018
Some Homeless Not Included In County's Point-In-Time Count Kathy Ritchie May 16, 2018
Deaths From Falling Among Seniors Increasing In Arizona Kathy Ritchie May 14, 2018
Winds Could Fan The Flames Of The Tinder Fire Kathy Ritchie May 10, 2018
Study: Antipsychotic Use Up Among Those Outside Nursing Homes Kathy Ritchie May 10, 2018
Phoenix First Responders Learning To Work With 2 Unique Populations Kathy Ritchie May 8, 2018
Record-Breaking Heat Possible For Phoenix Area This Weekend Kathy Ritchie May 4, 2018
McCain's Daughter Tweets She's Coming Home To Arizona Kathy Ritchie May 4, 2018
Ducey Signs Education Funding Bill After Long Night Of Debate Claire Caulfield, Kathy Ritchie, Phil Latzman May 3, 2018
Food Stamp Requirement In Farm Bill Could Hurt Older Adults Kathy Ritchie April 23, 2018
Phoenix Ranks No. 8 As Most Ozone-Polluted Cities Kathy Ritchie April 23, 2018
Arizona Governor Signs Service Animal Bill Into Law Kathy Ritchie April 19, 2018
The Term 'Comfort Care' Changing How We View End Of Life Kathy Ritchie April 20, 2018
More Doctors Citing Alzheimer's As Cause Of Death Kathy Ritchie April 18, 2018
Number Of Unattended Campfires On The Rise Kathy Ritchie April 6, 2018
Survey: Many LGBT Elders Fear Long Term Care Facilities Kathy Ritchie April 5, 2018
More Arizona Grandparents Are Raising Their Grandchildren Kathy Ritchie April 5, 2018