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
Ducey Signs Bill To Change Laws Concerning Frozen Embryos Kathy Ritchie April 5, 2018
Do You Feel Old? We Ask The Question: How Old Is Old? Kathy Ritchie April 2, 2018
FAA Alters Flight Paths At Sky Harbor Kathy Ritchie March 30, 2018
Bill Aims To Stop Misrepresentation Of Service Animals Kathy Ritchie March 28, 2018
Alzheimer's Expected To Jump 43 Percent By 2025 Kathy Ritchie March 26, 2018
Sen. Flake Says He Feels Positive About Pompeo Nomination Kathy Ritchie March 14, 2018
Arizona Committee To Discuss Potential Barriers To Voting Kathy Ritchie March 8, 2018
Alzheimer's Event Held At Arizona Capitol Brings Awareness To Lawmakers Kathy Ritchie March 3, 2018
Auditor General's Office: More Money Being Put Into Arizona Classrooms Kathy Ritchie March 2, 2018
McCain's Wife, Daughter Discuss Trump's Comments About Senator Kathy Ritchie Feb. 28, 2018
Arizona's Above Average Temperatures Return Next Week Kathy Ritchie Feb. 28, 2018
ASU Breaks Ground On Mirabella Senior Living Project Kathy Ritchie Feb. 26, 2018
Some Lawmakers Want Voters To Eliminate Prop 206 Provision Kathy Ritchie Feb. 22, 2018
ADOT To Help Mexico Promote Safety On Road To Rocky Point Kathy Ritchie Feb. 22, 2018
Bill To Give Caregivers Income Tax Credit Passes In House Kathy Ritchie Feb. 22, 2018
Mesa High Students Walk Out In Response To Florida Shooting Kathy Ritchie, Stina Sieg Feb. 21, 2018
Phoenix Releases Draft Of Non-Discrimination, Anti-Sexual Harassment Policy Kathy Ritchie Feb. 17, 2018
Arizona Lawmakers Seek $177,000 For Signs To Get Out Of Fast Lane Kathy Ritchie Feb. 16, 2018
Pima County Rejects Federal Border-Security Funding Kathy Ritchie Feb. 9, 2018
Despite Absence, McCain Still Influential On Capitol Hill, Colleagues Say Kathy Ritchie Feb. 8, 2018
Arizona Bill Would Update The Silver Alert Notification System Kathy Ritchie Feb. 8, 2018
Arizona Bill Would Create Voluntary Certification For Community Health Workers Kathy Ritchie Feb. 5, 2018
Arizona Bill To Raise Smoking Age Clears Health Committee Kathy Ritchie Feb. 5, 2018
Phoenix, Tucson Temperatures In January Hit Records Kathy Ritchie Feb. 1, 2018
AAA: Americans Becoming More Comfortable With Self-Driving Cars Kathy Ritchie Jan. 29, 2018