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
City Of Phoenix Makes Evacuation Plans For People With Disabilities Kathy Ritchie Feb. 15, 2016
Prescribed Burns This Week Over 3,000 Acres In Tonto National Forest Kathy Ritchie Feb. 15, 2016
Glendale Police: 2 Female Students Killed In Independence High School Shooting Kathy Ritchie, Matthew Casey Feb. 12, 2016
Obama Taps Tempe Streetcar Project For Federal Funding Kathy Ritchie Feb. 11, 2016
Disability Advocates: Law Would Encourage Arizona Businesses To Ignore ADA Kathy Ritchie Feb. 5, 2016
Phoenix Accepts $2M Grant To Aid Victims Of Trafficking, Domestic Violence Kathy Ritchie Feb. 5, 2016
Bothered By Noise From Sky Harbor Flight Path Change? There's An App For That Kathy Ritchie Feb. 4, 2016
Lottery Open For Self-Guided Grand Canyon River Trips Kathy Ritchie Feb. 3, 2016
Smoking Ban On All Maricopa County-Owned Property Goes Into Effect In March Kathy Ritchie, KJZZ News Jan. 22, 2016
Drop In Corporate Tax Payments Weighing On Arizona Treasury Kathy Ritchie Jan. 21, 2016
Survey: Verde Valley Tourists Older, Wealthier Kathy Ritchie Jan. 13, 2016
Phoenix Bus Service Disrupted As Union Members Strike Kathy Ritchie Jan. 8, 2016
Shortage Of Arizona Environmental Health Inspectors Leads To Changes Kathy Ritchie Jan. 6, 2016
Ducey Makes First Appointment To Arizona Supreme Court Kathy Ritchie Jan. 6, 2016
Phoenix Says Progress Being Made On Bike Lanes, Not Everyone Agrees Kathy Ritchie Jan. 4, 2016
Arizona Department Of Health Looks At Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Kathy Ritchie Dec. 31, 2015
Trial Set For Mesa Man In Shooting Spree Kathy Ritchie Dec. 31, 2015
APS Declines To Disclose Political Donations Kathy Ritchie Dec. 31, 2015
Sojourner Center Gets Grant To Study Brain Injuries In Domestic Violence Victims Kathy Ritchie Dec. 30, 2015
Grand Canyon Sets Visitor Record; 2016 Shaping Up To Be Busier Kathy Ritchie Dec. 30, 2015
Phoenix Mayor, Councilmembers To Take Oaths Jan. 4 Kathy Ritchie Dec. 30, 2015
Blasting To Close Section Of US 60 Near Superior, East Of Phoenix Kathy Ritchie Dec. 30, 2015
Arizona Flu Season To Peak In Early 2016 Kathy Ritchie Dec. 30, 2015
Did You Get A Drone For Christmas? Make Sure You Register It With The FAA Kathy Ritchie Dec. 25, 2015
One Million People Have Experienced Grand Canyon West Kathy Ritchie Dec. 23, 2015