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
Tempe Taking Steps To Solve The City's Feral Cat Problem Kathy Ritchie June 12, 2015
June 15 Is Officially The Start Of Arizona's Monsoon Season Kathy Ritchie June 15, 2015
Guadalupe Fire Burning In New Mexico Will Benefit Environment Kathy Ritchie June 4, 2015
Top Officials No Longer With Arizona Health Department Kathy Ritchie June 4, 2015
McCain, Flake Push For End To Military Paying NFL To Honor Troops Associated Press, Kathy Ritchie June 4, 2015
Chiropractic Care For The Smallest Of Patients Kathy Ritchie June 4, 2015
Phoenix A Step Closer To Creating Entertainment District Kathy Ritchie June 3, 2015
Senator Flake Says Removing Cuba From Terror Blacklist Will Help Normalize Relations Kathy Ritchie May 29, 2015
APS Builds 110-Mile Power Line To Yuma Kathy Ritchie May 29, 2015
Islamic Community Center Of Phoenix Finds Support In Community Amid Controversy Kathy Ritchie May 29, 2015
ASU And Arizona Western College Form Partnership To Offer Degrees Kathy Ritchie May 28, 2015
Tucson Meat Company Recalls Ground Beef Due To E-Coli Concerns Kathy Ritchie May 27, 2015
Granite Mountain Hotshot Movie Still In The Works Kathy Ritchie May 27, 2015
Volunteers Place Flags On Gravesites At National Cemetery Kathy Ritchie May 25, 2015
Your Flag Might Be Made In America, But Some Components Sourced Overseas Kathy Ritchie May 25, 2015
Tempe Passes Ban On Smoking With Kids In Car Kathy Ritchie May 22, 2015
Oak Tree Fire North Of Sonoita 50 Percent Contained Kathy Ritchie May 22, 2015
Human-Caused Oak Tree Fire Burns 2,000 Acres In Southern Arizona Kathy Ritchie May 21, 2015
Historic Preservation Office Enacts Policy To Deal With Conservation Easements Kathy Ritchie May 20, 2015
Town Of Jerome Wants To Ban Short-Term Vacation Rentals Kathy Ritchie May 18, 2015
Snow In Northern Arizona, Rain Likely In Phoenix Area Kathy Ritchie, Will Stone May 15, 2015
Phoenix Marine On Helicopter That Crashed In Nepal Kathy Ritchie May 15, 2015
Amid State Cuts, NAU Looking To Other Revenue Streams Kathy Ritchie May 7, 2015
Got A Song Stuck In Your Head? Arizona Researchers Want To Know Why Kathy Ritchie May 7, 2015
Yavapai County Sheriff's Office To Start Using Body Cameras Kathy Ritchie May 6, 2015