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
National Weather Service Issues Red Flag Warning For Northeastern Arizona Kathy Ritchie Oct. 2, 2015
National Forests Start Prescribed Burns To Avoid Devastating Wildfire Kathy Ritchie Oct. 1, 2015
Tempe To Vote On Ordinance That Would Ban Texting While Driving Kathy Ritchie Sept. 25, 2015
Town Of Jerome Sued By Short-Term Rental Owners Over Zoning Dispute Kathy Ritchie Sept. 23, 2015
Flu Is Already In Arizona; CDC, ADHS Say Get The Vaccine Kathy Ritchie Sept. 18, 2015
Yuma, Kingman Consider Ban On Hand-Held Devices While Driving Kathy Ritchie Sept. 18, 2015
Arizona Health Officials Launch Course To Address Perinatal Mood And Anxiety Disorder Kathy Ritchie Sept. 14, 2015
For-Profit School Students More Likely To Default On Loans, Study Says Kathy Ritchie Sept. 10, 2015
Phoenix Set To Open New Dog Park Kathy Ritchie Sept. 10, 2015
Phoenix City Councilmembers Consider Drone Ordinance Kathy Ritchie Sept. 9, 2015
Big Changes Coming To Metrocenter Mall In Phoenix Kathy Ritchie Sept. 7, 2015
Phoenix Zoo To Reopen Friday Kathy Ritchie Sept. 3, 2015
Construction Of New Wal-Mart Begins At Phoenix Metrocenter Mall Kathy Ritchie Sept. 3, 2015
Phoenix Zoo Closed Again Thursday Due To Storm Damage Kathy Ritchie Sept. 2, 2015
CDC Recommends Meningitis B Vaccine, Especially For College Students In Dorms Kathy Ritchie Aug. 28, 2015
Willow Fire Impacts Animals In Havasu National Wildlife Refuge Kathy Ritchie Aug. 28, 2015
Phoenix Working On Safety For Hikers Kathy Ritchie Aug. 27, 2015
Accreditation Body To UA Medical School: Fix Noncompliance Issues Kathy Ritchie Aug. 26, 2015
Hospice Of The Valley's 11th Hour Companions Help Comfort Those In Their Last Days Kathy Ritchie Aug. 25, 2015
ASU Launches Its First Science Massive Open Online Course Kathy Ritchie Aug. 21, 2015
Mesa Light Rail Extension Starts Running Ahead Of Schedule Kathy Ritchie Aug. 21, 2015
Tempe Police Expects Delays As ASU Students Come Back To School Kathy Ritchie Aug. 18, 2015
Tempe To Promote Meatless Mondays, Some School Districts Follow Suit Kathy Ritchie Aug. 14, 2015
Arizona Sends Firefighters To California, Oregon To Fight Wildfire Kathy Ritchie Aug. 11, 2015
Taking A Cue From Pope Francis, Phoenix-Area Priests Use Social Media To Connect With Their Flock Kathy Ritchie Aug. 11, 2015

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