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
Hacienda's Medicaid Certification To Be Terminated Kathy Ritchie June 20, 2019
Office Of Management And Budget To Re-Examine How Poverty Line Is Calculated Kathy Ritchie June 19, 2019
Survey: Older Women Worried About Health Care Costs Kathy Ritchie, Steve Goldstein June 19, 2019
Grand Canyon Officially Recognized As Dark Sky Park Kathy Ritchie June 19, 2019
BLM To Impose Fire Restrictions Thursday In Colorado River District Kathy Ritchie June 19, 2019
State Moves To Revoke License Of Embattled Hacienda HealthCare After Maggots Found Kathy Ritchie, Steve Goldstein June 15, 2019
Police Release Report On Hacienda Healthcare Rape Case Kathy Ritchie June 14, 2019
AZ Lawmakers Look To Expand Military Training Near Tucson Kathy Ritchie June 13, 2019
Cause Of Plane Crash In North Phoenix Could Take A Year Kathy Ritchie June 13, 2019
Researchers Studying Effects Of Marijuana On Dementia Patients Kathy Ritchie June 13, 2019
Valley Nonprofit Offers Respite For Grandfamilies Kathy Ritchie June 13, 2019
Investigation Pending Into Brush Fire Near Tonto Park Kathy Ritchie June 13, 2019
Parents Of Adults With Disabilities Fuel New Wave Of Housing Kathy Ritchie June 10, 2019
Names Of 400 Nursing Homes With Records Of Poor Care Made Public Kathy Ritchie June 5, 2019
Area Agency On Aging Opens Resource Center Kathy Ritchie May 30, 2019
Lawmakers Allocate $1M For Caregiver Grant Program Kathy Ritchie May 29, 2019
Many Kids At Risk Of Going Hungry When School's Out For Summer Kathy Ritchie May 29, 2019
Step Back In Time With The Arizona Memory Project Kathy Ritchie May 24, 2019
Scottsdale Approves Submitting Flight Noise Complaints To FAA Kathy Ritchie May 22, 2019
Report: Nearly 60% Of Military Families Have Maintenance Issues With Private Military Housing Kathy Ritchie, Mark Brodie May 22, 2019
Ex-Nurse Charged With Raping Patient Appeals HIV Test Order Kathy Ritchie May 21, 2019
Tempe Police Officer In Fatal Shooting Of Teen Resigns Kathy Ritchie May 20, 2019
Study: Risks Of Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Could Outweigh Benefits Kathy Ritchie May 20, 2019
AARP Arizona Works To Improve Digital Literacy Among Older Adults Kathy Ritchie May 17, 2019
Researchers: Dentists Could Play Role In Identifying Assault Victims Kathy Ritchie May 15, 2019