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
Drone Operators Must Now Register Aircraft With FAA Kathy Ritchie Dec. 21, 2015
Tempe Police Partner With Other Agencies On New Bike Registry Program Kathy Ritchie Dec. 17, 2015
Fire Destroys Farmhouse At Schnepf Farms In Queen Creek Kathy Ritchie Dec. 11, 2015
End In Sight For Phoenix Valley Metro Light Rail Northwest Extension Kathy Ritchie Dec. 11, 2015
Arizona Child Fatality Review: 834 Children Died In 2014 Kathy Ritchie Dec. 10, 2015
Paradise Valley Ordinance Regulates Drone Operators Kathy Ritchie Dec. 4, 2015
FAA: Phoenix Ranks Second In Number Of Reported Ground Laser Strikes Kathy Ritchie Dec. 4, 2015
Maricopa Community Colleges Plan To Launch Veterans Program Kathy Ritchie Dec. 4, 2015
Arizona Department Of Health Releases Annual Food Safety Report Kathy Ritchie Dec. 4, 2015
Kingman Bans Text While Driving Kathy Ritchie Dec. 3, 2015
Refugees In Arizona Receive Health Screen At Maricopa County Refugee Clinic Kathy Ritchie Dec. 3, 2015
Incidents Of Lasers Pointed At Airplanes Common In Phoenix Area Kathy Ritchie Dec. 2, 2015
Celery Products Pulled From Several Arizona Stores After E-Coli Scare Kathy Ritchie Dec. 2, 2015
After Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Memories Of Arizona Victims Fade Kathy Ritchie, Matthew Casey Nov. 23, 2015
Senate Passes Amendment After Phoenix Sky Harbor Flight Path Changes Kathy Ritchie Nov. 19, 2015
Testing Begins On Northwest Phoenix Light Rail Extension Kathy Ritchie Nov. 16, 2015
2 Phoenix-Bound Flights Struck By Lasers Kathy Ritchie Nov. 13, 2015
HUD May Ban Smoking In Public Housing Across US Kathy Ritchie Nov. 12, 2015
Arizona Game And Fish Board Recommends 5 Candidates For Commissioner Job Kathy Ritchie Nov. 11, 2015
Phase 2 Of Light Rail Will Go To Phoenix Metrocenter Mall Kathy Ritchie Nov. 11, 2015
New CDC Study Finds Half Of All Pregnant Women Gain Too Much Weight Kathy Ritchie Nov. 9, 2015
ASU Police Department Starts Using Body Cameras Kathy Ritchie Nov. 6, 2015
Kingman Council Deadlocked On HandHeld Devices While Driving Kathy Ritchie Nov. 5, 2015
San Diego Active Shooter Situation Affects At Least One Flight At Sky Harbor Kathy Ritchie Nov. 4, 2015
Construction On Phoenix Northwest Extension Of Light Rail 90 Percent Complete Kathy Ritchie Nov. 4, 2015