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
Mosquito That Can Carry Dengue Disease Found in Arizona Kathy Ritchie Oct. 30, 2014
Number Of Returned Early Ballots Still Low Kathy Ritchie Oct. 29, 2014
Early Ballots Due October 30 Kathy Ritchie Oct. 24, 2014
Arizona Sees First Confirmed Case Of Enterovirus D68 Kathy Ritchie Oct. 23, 2014
Arizona Game And Fish To Improve Habitats Of Two Native Species Kathy Ritchie Oct. 22, 2014
Mesa Police Department Educating Officers On Signs Of Alzheimer's Kathy Ritchie Oct. 20, 2014
Residents React To Meeting With FAA Kathy Ritchie Oct. 17, 2014
NAU May Ban Tobacco Products On Campus Kathy Ritchie Oct. 10, 2014
Early Voting Ballots Mailed For November Election Kathy Ritchie Oct. 9, 2014
Heavy Rain Creates Flooding In Apache Junction Kathy Ritchie Oct. 9, 2014
Mohave County Bans E-Cigarettes In Public Buildings Kathy Ritchie Oct. 8, 2014
Tempe Hopes Building Reuse Ordinance Will Attract Businesses Kathy Ritchie Oct. 3, 2014
Mesa Police Department Accepting Applications For 911 Operators Kathy Ritchie Oct. 3, 2014
Historic Phoenix Neighborhood Affected By New FAA Flight Paths Kathy Ritchie Oct. 2, 2014
UofA Sees Increase In Sexual Assault Cases Kathy Ritchie Oct. 1, 2014
City Officials Explore Options To Prevent The Need For Nighttime Hiker Rescues Kathy Ritchie Sept. 25, 2014
Risk From Plague Bacteria Very Low Kathy Ritchie Sept. 25, 2014
Syphilis On The Rise In Maricopa County Kathy Ritchie Sept. 24, 2014
Poverty Levels Rise, Indicating Metro Area Slow To Recover From Recession Kathy Ritchie Sept. 19, 2014
South Mountain Road Closed Due To Storm Damage Kathy Ritchie Sept. 18, 2014
Nogales Cleans Up After Storm Damage Kathy Ritchie Sept. 18, 2014
Tempe Splash And Dash Race Cancelled Kathy Ritchie Sept. 18, 2014
Tucson Mail Processing Center To Close In April Kathy Ritchie Sept. 17, 2014
APS To Close Generator At Cholla Power Plant Kathy Ritchie Sept. 15, 2014
USPS Plans To Fully Close Tucson Mail Processing Center Kathy Ritchie Sept. 12, 2014