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
Universal Licensing Moving Through The Legislature Kathy Ritchie March 22, 2019
AZ Withdraws From Interstate Vote Checking Program Kathy Ritchie, Steve Goldstein March 21, 2019
DHS Could Soon Have Formal Authority Of Hacienda Kathy Ritchie March 15, 2019
Pinal Farmers Ask For $20M To Drill Wells Kathy Ritchie
Howard Fischer, Capital Media Services
March 13, 2019
Moms Group Wants Changing Stations For Babies And Adults Kathy Ritchie March 4, 2019
5 Seniors Who Are Redefining Retirement Years Kathy Ritchie March 4, 2019
More People Working Past Age Of Retirement For Money, Health Kathy Ritchie March 1, 2019
Several Hacienda Board, Staff Members Resign Kathy Ritchie March 1, 2019
Arizona Rep. Gosar Calls Cohen A 'Pathological Liar' Kathy Ritchie
Associated Press
Feb. 27, 2019
New Arizona Measures Could Result In Fewer Vaccinations, Despite Medical Objections Kathy Ritchie, Mark Brodie, Steve Goldstein Feb. 22, 2019
Caregiver Training Bills Pulled, But Governor's Executive Order Being Implemented Kathy Ritchie Feb. 21, 2019
Most Sex Assaults At Large Colleges Happen Off Campus Kathy Ritchie
Associated Press
Feb. 14, 2019
Senate Committee Approves Intermediate Care Facility Licensing Bill Kathy Ritchie Feb. 13, 2019
McSally Calls On-Base Living Conditions 'Disgusting' Kathy Ritchie Feb. 13, 2019
Options For Hacienda HealthCare Patients Limited After Phoenix Facility Closes Kathy Ritchie, Lauren Gilger Feb. 8, 2019
Governor Ducey Issues Executive Order Enhancing Protections For People With Disabilities Kathy Ritchie, Lauren Gilger Feb. 7, 2019
HRC Ranks Arizona Near Bottom For LGBTQ Protections Kathy Ritchie Feb. 1, 2019
Disability Advocacy Group Releases Recommendations Regarding Sex Abuse Kathy Ritchie Jan. 30, 2019
Gov. Ducey Takes Aim At Hacienda Leadership In Tweets Kathy Ritchie Jan. 25, 2019
Could Abusive Caregivers Facility Hop? Kathy Ritchie Jan. 24, 2019
Arrest In Case Of Incapacitated Woman Who Gave Birth Kathy Ritchie Jan. 23, 2019
AZ Lawmaker Looks To Change Hacienda's Licensing Rule Kathy Ritchie Jan. 18, 2019
Pinal Farmers Warned Against Demanding More Water Kathy Ritchie, Bret Jaspers
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
Jan. 18, 2019
Drought Contingency Plan Remains Unfinished Kathy Ritchie, Bret Jaspers
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
Jan. 18, 2019
Third Party To Run Center Where Comatose Woman Had Baby Kathy Ritchie, Steve Goldstein
Associated Press
Jan. 17, 2019