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
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
Grant To Study Sexual Assault Among People With Developmental Disabilities Kathy Ritchie Aug. 2, 2019
Number Of Registered Arizona Voters Up By Nearly 50,000 Kathy Ritchie July 31, 2019
GAO: Nursing Home Surveyors Need To Do More To Prevent Abuse Kathy Ritchie July 31, 2019
What Is The Cost Of Alzheimer's Disease On Society? Lauren Gilger, Kathy Ritchie July 30, 2019
3 Former UA Deans Settle Lawsuit Vs. Arizona Board Of Regents Kathy Ritchie July 24, 2019
Resident-On-Resident Injuries A Risk In Long-Term Care Kathy Ritchie July 24, 2019
Arizona High Court Rejects Removal Of Light Rail Initiative Kathy Ritchie July 24, 2019
Community For Adults With Disabilities Turns 1 Kathy Ritchie July 24, 2019
Hacienda HealthCare Closing Children's Hospital Kathy Ritchie July 23, 2019
ASU Researcher: Car Safety Ratings Don't Consider Older Drivers Kathy Ritchie July 10, 2019
Q&AZ: How Do People Who Work Outside Deal With The Heat? Kathy Ritchie July 8, 2019
Disability Advocacy Group Weighs In On Report On 2020 Candidates Kathy Ritchie June 26, 2019
From Lottery To Romance, Scams Target Older Adults Kathy Ritchie June 24, 2019