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
FQ Story Resident Says Long Holiday Weekend Impacted By Sky Harbor Noise Kathy Ritchie Dec. 29, 2014
Freeze Warning For Parts Of Western Arizona Kathy Ritchie Dec. 26, 2014
Expect Street Closures In Parts Of Central Phoenix From Fiesta Bowl Parade Kathy Ritchie Dec. 26, 2014
ADOT To Modernize US 60 Queen Creek Tunnel Kathy Ritchie Dec. 25, 2014
Border Towns Say Shoppers Spend Less This Holiday Kathy Ritchie Dec. 24, 2014
Beef Prices Are On The Rise Kathy Ritchie Dec. 22, 2014
Wrong Way Driver Faces Second Degree Murder Charges Kathy Ritchie Dec. 19, 2014
There's Still Time To Get The Flu Shot Kathy Ritchie Dec. 18, 2014
Arizona Senator Jeff Flake And Local Cuban Americans React To Policy Shift Carrie Jung, Kathy Ritchie, Stina Sieg Dec. 17, 2014
Arizona 17th In Anti-Smoking Efforts For Kids Kathy Ritchie Dec. 12, 2014
Small Business Owners Strained by Light Rail Construction Kathy Ritchie Dec. 11, 2014
Airport Sky Train Extends Service To Terminal 3 Kathy Ritchie Dec. 8, 2014
50 Percent Of People Who Go To St. Mary’s Food Bank Are Underemployed Kathy Ritchie Nov. 27, 2014
St. Vincent de Paul Brings Home-Cooked Meals To Those In Need Year Round Kathy Ritchie Nov. 26, 2014
Arizona Game And Fish Stocking Lakes And Ponds With Rainbow Trout Kathy Ritchie Nov. 24, 2014
Tempe Looks To Become 'Dementia Friendly' City Kathy Ritchie Nov. 24, 2014
Tempe Is Only Valley City To Offer Smart911 Service Kathy Ritchie Nov. 13, 2014
Unmanned Drone Spotted Near Sky Harbor Airport Kathy Ritchie Nov. 13, 2014
Wanted: A Few Good Applicants To Join The Governor-Elect's Administration Kathy Ritchie Nov. 13, 2014
Heavy Construction On US 89 Continues Kathy Ritchie Nov. 12, 2014
St. Mary's Food Bank Needs Volunteers Kathy Ritchie Nov. 13, 2014
Effort Underway To Recall Diane Douglas Kathy Ritchie Nov. 12, 2014
Mesa Recycles Cooking Oil Year Round Kathy Ritchie Nov. 10, 2014
A Brief History of Mudslinging Kathy Ritchie Nov. 5, 2014
Valley Residents Encouraged To Recycle Election Campaign Signs Kathy Ritchie Nov. 3, 2014