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
Arizona AG's Office Files Fraud Lawsuit Against Travel Company Kathy Ritchie, Stina Sieg Aug. 2, 2018
Court: Maricopa County Must Continue With Jail Overhaul Kathy Ritchie Aug. 2, 2018
Judge Rejects Bid By Family Trust To Block Johnson Utilities Takeover Kathy Ritchie Aug. 2, 2018
ADOT Testing Wrong-Way Detection System Kathy Ritchie Aug. 1, 2018
UA To Start Selling Beer, Wine At Football Games Kathy Ritchie July 26, 2018
Waymo, Walmart Launch Self-Driving Cars For Groceries Kathy Ritchie July 26, 2018
New Guidelines To Improve Alzheimer's Diagnosis Kathy Ritchie July 25, 2018
Not All Lawmakers Backing Repealing Legislative Immunity Kathy Ritchie
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
July 25, 2018
Guns And Dementia Can Be A Deadly Combination Kathy Ritchie July 23, 2018
CDC: 1 In 9 Adult Age 45 And Older Report Memory Loss Kathy Ritchie July 20, 2018
Arizona's Specialty License Plate Program Sales Exceed $10 Million Kathy Ritchie July 20, 2018
Groups File Suit To Keep 'Dark Money' Measure Off Ballot Kathy Ritchie
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
July 20, 2018
Arizona Secretary Of State Candidates Debate Kathy Ritchie
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
July 20, 2018
Seniors Tracked In Latest Point In Time Homeless Count Kathy Ritchie July 19, 2018
MLS Will Soon Include Info About Accessible Homes For Sale Kathy Ritchie July 18, 2018
AHCCCS Drops United Healthcare In Northern Arizona Kathy Ritchie July 18, 2018
Clinic Addresses Oral Health Of People With Disabilities Kathy Ritchie July 16, 2018
Shooter Seeking Release Of Documents In Harassment Investigation Kathy Ritchie
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
July 13, 2018
Attorney Who Sued 2,000 Businesses For ADA Violations Disciplined Kathy Ritchie July 13, 2018
Quality Oral Care A Concern For Older Adults In Long-Term Care Kathy Ritchie, Lauren Gilger July 13, 2018
Phoenix Scores 50 Out Of 100 On AARP Livability Index Kathy Ritchie June 27, 2018
Cronkite Revamps Disability Style Guide Kathy Ritchie June 23, 2018
Study: Alzheimer's Disease Could Be Linked To Viruses Acquired Early In Life Kathy Ritchie June 22, 2018
ADOT Permanently Closes I-10 Exit Ramps Kathy Ritchie June 14, 2018
Pilot Program Allowing Hospice Patients To Continue Curative Care Kathy Ritchie June 11, 2018