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
Lawmakers In Budget Stalemate As Per Diem Deadline Passes Holliday Moore, Kathy Ritchie
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
May 14, 2019
Dementia Training For Phoenix First Responders Comes To Life Kathy Ritchie May 15, 2019
Arizona State Library To Award More Than $675K To Libraries Kathy Ritchie May 9, 2019
Arizona Gov. Ducey Signs Adult Changing Table Bill Into Law Kathy Ritchie May 8, 2019
First Responders Change How They Treat Brain Injuries Kathy Ritchie May 8, 2019
New Brain Disorder Identified That's Similar To Alzheimer’s Disease Kathy Ritchie May 2, 2019
ASU Launches Center For Innovation In Healthy And Resilient Aging Kathy Ritchie May 2, 2019
Universal Changing Table Bill Heads To Gov. Doug Ducey Kathy Ritchie, Lauren Gilger May 1, 2019
Fire Destroys Main Sanctuary Of St. Joseph Church Kathy Ritchie May 1, 2019
Q&AZ: What Is Being Done To Provide More Reasonably Paid Jobs For Older Arizonans? Kathy Ritchie May 1, 2019
FAA Holds Workshops To Address Flight Path Questions, Concerns Kathy Ritchie April 24, 2019
Study: More Kids Are Visiting The ER For Suicide Attempts Kathy Ritchie April 24, 2019
First Hacienda-Related Bill Signed By Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey Kathy Ritchie, Lauren Gilger April 24, 2019
City Of Phoenix To Accelerate Street Paving Projects Kathy Ritchie April 17, 2019
Grandparents Shatter Financial, Cultural Stereotypes Kathy Ritchie April 17, 2019
More Women Growing Old Poor In Phoenix, Mirroring National Trend Kathy Ritchie April 17, 2019
Elder Law Attorneys Needed As Aging Population Grows Kathy Ritchie April 11, 2019
Study Will Test CBD Gel's Effects On Fragile X Syndrome Kathy Ritchie April 10, 2019
Violence Against Older Men Is On The Rise Kathy Ritchie April 5, 2019
'Indian Country Today' To Move To ASU's Cronkite School Of Journalism Kathy Ritchie April 4, 2019
Arizona Disability Advocacy Group Hosts Film Festival Kathy Ritchie April 4, 2019
Caregiver Grant Moves Through Arizona Legislature Kathy Ritchie April 4, 2019
AZ Lawmakers Consider Supporting Elderly Assistance Fund Kathy Ritchie March 25, 2019
Phoenix Support Group Helps 'Transitioning Caregivers' Cope Kathy Ritchie March 22, 2019
Universal Licensing Moving Through The Legislature Kathy Ritchie March 22, 2019

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