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
More Flight Path Changes Possible At Airports Across The Valley Kathy Ritchie April 23, 2015
Auditor General's Report Critical Of State Revenue Department Kathy Ritchie April 17, 2015
Free Entrance To Arizona's National Parks This Weekend Kathy Ritchie April 17, 2015
Phoenix Mayor And Councilman React To FAA Flight Path Report Alexandra Olgin, Kathy Ritchie April 15, 2015
New Section Of Hatcher Road A Model Of Phoenix's 'Complete Street' Project Kathy Ritchie April 13, 2015
Yuma Council Takes First Steps To Ban Texting While Driving Kathy Ritchie April 9, 2015
Republican Voters Sue City Of Tucson Over City Council Election Process Kathy Ritchie April 8, 2015
Plague Found In Fleas Near Popular Hiking Spot In N. Arizona Kathy Ritchie April 3, 2015
Arizona Legislature OKs Voluntary REAL ID Driver's Licenses Kathy Ritchie April 3, 2015
Bill Aims To Help Arizona's Feral Cats Kathy Ritchie April 2, 2015
ADOT: Delays Expected On US 93 Near Wikieup Kathy Ritchie April 2, 2015
Sky Harbor Officials Update City On FAA Developments Kathy Ritchie April 1, 2015
Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center And ASU To Study And Prevent Falling Among Older Adults Kathy Ritchie March 27, 2015
Cesar Chavez Park To Get A New Look Over The Next Year Kathy Ritchie March 27, 2015
2 Arizona Bills Would Make It Harder For Neighborhoods To Block Liquor Stores Kathy Ritchie March 27, 2015
ADHS Part of Nationwide Initiative To Increase Colorectal Screening Rates Kathy Ritchie March 18, 2015
Tucson Crowd-Control Ordinance To Be Rewritten Kathy Ritchie March 18, 2015
FAA Flight Path Noise May Impact Historical Phoenix Homes Kathy Ritchie March 16, 2015
Arizona's Unemployment Numbers Above National Rate Kathy Ritchie March 12, 2015
Census: 40 Percent Of Arizonans In Lake Havasu, Prescott Have Remarried Kathy Ritchie March 12, 2015
Authorities Take Down Drug Organization With Ties To Sinaloa Cartel Kathy Ritchie March 5, 2015
Arizona Senate Approves Bill Allowing ADOT To Issue REAL ID Licenses Kathy Ritchie March 5, 2015
Phoenix Bike Share Program Expanding Kathy Ritchie March 4, 2015
ADOT Says No Major Accidents After Monday's Heavy Snow Fall Kathy Ritchie March 3, 2015
Northern Trust Building New Office In Tempe, Promising 1,000 Jobs Kathy Ritchie Feb. 27, 2015