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
USPS Plans To Fully Close Tucson Mail Processing Center Kathy Ritchie Sept. 12, 2014
Phoenix Recovery Centers Open For Residents Affected By Floods Kathy Ritchie Sept. 11, 2014
Two Phoenix Neighborhoods Deal With Separate Water Main Breaks Kathy Ritchie Sept. 11, 2014
9-11 Remembrance Events In The Valley Kathy Ritchie Sept. 11, 2014
Mesa Opens Temporary Relocation Center To Help Residents With Flood Damage Kathy Ritchie Sept. 10, 2014
Tempe Sinkhole Indicative Of Larger Pipe Problems Kathy Ritchie Sept. 8, 2014
DCS Expects Increase In Families Receiving Services Kathy Ritchie Sept. 3, 2014
Valley Metro Bus Falls Into Tempe Sinkhole Kathy Ritchie Sept. 3, 2014
Tesla Chooses Nevada For New Factory Site Kathy Ritchie Sept. 3, 2014
Changes To Light Rail Will Improve Access For People With Disabilities Kathy Ritchie Sept. 1, 2014
Mesa Police Department To Start Accepting Applications For New Recruits Kathy Ritchie Sept. 1, 2014
Tucson-based Group Files Petition To Protect Monarch Butterfly Kathy Ritchie Aug. 29, 2014
In Schools Race, Democrat Garcia Gets A Bump From Moderate Republicans Kathy Ritchie Aug. 28, 2014
Attack Ads Start In Arizona Governor's Race Kathy Ritchie Aug. 28, 2014
Flood Information Center To Open In New River Al Macias, Kathy Ritchie Aug. 27, 2014
State's First Public Veterinary School To Open Next Fall Kathy Ritchie Aug. 25, 2014
Phoenix PD Receives Hundreds Of Applications Kathy Ritchie Aug. 22, 2014
Monsoons Bring Mosquitoes, And Mosquitoes Bring Disease Kathy Ritchie Aug. 21, 2014
South Mountain Clean-Up Continues From Tuesday's Storm Kathy Ritchie Aug. 14, 2014
Stolen Bell Returned To Kingman Church Kathy Ritchie Aug. 7, 2014
Gilbert The Latest Valley City To Consider Ban On E-Cigs Kathy Ritchie Aug. 6, 2014