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
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
McSally Introduces Bill To Prevent Sex Assault In Military Kathy Ritchie May 15, 2019
Lawmakers In Budget Stalemate As Per Diem Deadline Passes Holliday Moore, Kathy Ritchie
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
May 14, 2019
Dementia Training For Phoenix First Responders Comes To Life Kathy Ritchie May 15, 2019
Arizona State Library To Award More Than $675K To Libraries Kathy Ritchie May 9, 2019
Arizona Gov. Ducey Signs Adult Changing Table Bill Into Law Kathy Ritchie May 8, 2019
First Responders Change How They Treat Brain Injuries Kathy Ritchie May 8, 2019
New Brain Disorder Identified That's Similar To Alzheimer’s Disease Kathy Ritchie May 2, 2019
ASU Launches Center For Innovation In Healthy And Resilient Aging Kathy Ritchie May 2, 2019
Universal Changing Table Bill Heads To Gov. Doug Ducey Kathy Ritchie, Lauren Gilger May 1, 2019
Fire Destroys Main Sanctuary Of St. Joseph Church Kathy Ritchie May 1, 2019
Q&AZ: What Is Being Done To Provide More Reasonably Paid Jobs For Older Arizonans? Kathy Ritchie May 1, 2019
FAA Holds Workshops To Address Flight Path Questions, Concerns Kathy Ritchie April 24, 2019