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
What's Next For Phoenix's Complete Streets Kathy Ritchie Aug. 5, 2015
Tonto National Forest Receives More Funding To Thin Ponderosa Kathy Ritchie Aug. 3, 2015
Light-Rail Work Closes 19th Avenue And Glendale Intersection Kathy Ritchie July 27, 2015
Arizona Anti-Vaccination Doctor Keeps His License Kathy Ritchie July 24, 2015
UPPA Baby Recalls 71,000 Strollers, Seats Kathy Ritchie July 24, 2015
Foliage Disease Affecting Trees In Oak Creek Canyon Kathy Ritchie July 23, 2015
Report: Older Adults Who Stop Driving Are More Prone To Depression Kathy Ritchie July 23, 2015
Coconino County Detention Facility To Use High-Tech Wristbands To Track Inmates Kathy Ritchie July 17, 2015
Chandler Unified School District Students Head Back To School Monday Kathy Ritchie July 17, 2015
Airplane Flying Out Of Sky Harbor Hit With Handheld Laser Kathy Ritchie July 17, 2015
Drivers Cautioned After 2 Elk Killed On I-17 Near Flagstaff Kathy Ritchie July 16, 2015
NASA's New Horizons Reveals Spectacular Images Kathy Ritchie July 16, 2015
FAA Fines SkyWest Airlines More Than $1.2M Kathy Ritchie July 15, 2015
Arizona State Hospital Taking Steps To Correct Serious Deficiencies Kathy Ritchie July 10, 2015
Federal Agency's Report Critical Of Arizona State Hospital Kathy Ritchie July 9, 2015
Jar Complex Fire Grows, Restores Forest Health Kathy Ritchie July 8, 2015
Phoenix Park Officials Try To Curb Dogs At Echo Canyon Kathy Ritchie July 7, 2015
Phoenix Creates Shade On Roosevelt Row With Giant Planters Kathy Ritchie July 2, 2015
Be Nice On Phoenix-Area Hiking Trails This Holiday Weekend Kathy Ritchie July 1, 2015
Tonto National Forest Will Lift Its Fire Restrctions Kathy Ritchie July 1, 2015
Surprise Police: 2 Men Arrested In Aluminum Thefts Kathy Ritchie June 26, 2015
Record Heat Grounded Planes In Phoenix 25 Years Ago Today Katherine Fritcke, Kathy Ritchie June 26, 2015
City of Phoenix Continues To Make Progress On Bike Lanes Kathy Ritchie June 15, 2015
Phoenix Making Progress On Bike Lane On 12th Street Kathy Ritchie June 12, 2015
Tempe Taking Steps To Solve The City's Feral Cat Problem Kathy Ritchie June 12, 2015