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
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
Homeless Seniors Facing Effects Of Federal Shutdown Kathy Ritchie Jan. 17, 2019
Some AZ Lawmakers Want To Preserve Legislative Immunity Kathy Ritchie
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
Jan. 16, 2019
The Under-Reported Reality Of Abuse In Vulnerable Populations Kathy Ritchie Jan. 15, 2019
Some AZ Students Eligible For Millions In Debt Relief Kathy Ritchie Jan. 3, 2019
Growing Number Of Older Women Living In Poverty Kathy Ritchie Dec. 26, 2018
Restrictions, Forest Closures Credited For Mild Fire Season Kathy Ritchie Dec. 24, 2018
Funeral For Former Rep. Pastor To Be Held Friday Kathy Ritchie Dec. 6, 2018
Bipartisan Bill Could Improve Oral Health Care Among Seniors Kathy Ritchie Dec. 6, 2018
UA Receives Grant To Study Alzheimer's In Women Kathy Ritchie Dec. 5, 2018
U.S. Fish And Wildlife Proposes Protection Plan For Endangered Turtle Kathy Ritchie Dec. 5, 2018
Grijalva Calls For Secretary Zinke's Resignation; Zinke Issues Strong Tweet Kathy Ritchie Nov. 30, 2018
Ex-Valley Metro Executive Gets Job With NC Light Rail Kathy Ritchie Nov. 29, 2018
Increase In Syphilis Cases Among Women, Babies Kathy Ritchie Nov. 29, 2018
Former AZ Congressman Ed Pastor Dies At 75 Kathy Ritchie, Steve Goldstein, Mark Brodie Nov. 28, 2018
Q&AZ: Why Is Interstate 17 Not A State Route? Kathy Ritchie Nov. 22, 2018
Health Officials Target Teens With Anti-Vaping Campaign Kathy Ritchie Nov. 16, 2018