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
Retiring The Keys: Talking To Dementia Patients About Driving Kathy Ritchie Sept. 6, 2019
CDC Awards States $300 Million To Fight Opioid Epidemic Kathy Ritchie Sept. 4, 2019
Banner Sun Health Sees Uptick In Patients Seeking Cognitive Testing Kathy Ritchie Sept. 2, 2019
Survey Finds 'Woodstock Generation' Experiencing Hearing Loss Kathy Ritchie Sept. 3, 2019
Phoenix Launches Committee To Boost Trust With Police Kathy Ritchie Aug. 29, 2019
AAA: AZ Had Highest Rate Of Red-Light-Crash Fatalities Kathy Ritchie Sept. 2, 2019
BLM Extends Current Fire Restrictions Kathy Ritchie Aug. 28, 2019
Trial Date Set For Man Accused Of Raping Incapacitated Woman Kathy Ritchie Aug. 28, 2019
People With Disabilities Value Light Rail To Navigate Metro Phoenix Kathy Ritchie Aug. 28, 2019
Fake Service Dogs Becoming Issue For Real Service Dogs, Their Owners Kathy Ritchie Aug. 26, 2019
ASU Now Offering Disability Studies Bachelor's Program Kathy Ritchie Aug. 22, 2019
AZ Congressmen Host Rountable On Valley Fever Kathy Ritchie, Steve Goldstein Aug. 22, 2019
Committee To Look At issue Of Abuse, Neglect Of Vulnerable Adults Kathy Ritchie Aug. 22, 2019
AZ Schools Chief Seeks Students For New Advisory Council Kathy Ritchie Aug. 21, 2019
More Caregivers Looking To CBD, THC To Help Dementia Patients Kathy Ritchie Aug. 19, 2019
Study: Older Adults Prefer To View World Through Positive Filter Kathy Ritchie Aug. 16, 2019
New Rules About Legal Immigration Could Hurt Older Immigrants Kathy Ritchie Aug. 16, 2019
Tempe City Council To Hold Hearing On Rule Changes For Bicycles, Scooters Kathy Ritchie Aug. 14, 2019
Motives For Sexting Are Complicated, UA Researcher Says Kathy Ritchie Aug. 14, 2019
'Let Your Freak Flag Fly' At This Horror Movie Convention Kathy Ritchie Aug. 9, 2019
AARP Arizona Wants Democratic Candidates To Discuss Retirement Security Kathy Ritchie Aug. 7, 2019
Researchers: Don't Use Term 'High Functioning Autism' Kathy Ritchie Aug. 7, 2019
Gov. Ducey Selects New Policy Adviser For Education Kathy Ritchie Aug. 5, 2019
Tucson To Vote On Initiative To Raise Age To Buy Tobacco Kathy Ritchie Aug. 5, 2019
GateHouse Buying Gannett, USA Today Owner Kathy Ritchie
Associated Press
Aug. 5, 2019