Kathy Ritchie


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 has also contributed stories to WBUR’s Here & Now. With 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. Ritchie 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.

Kathy Ritchie
Title Author Publication Date
Many Caregivers Who Take Care Of Loved Ones Don't Have Proper Training Kathy Ritchie October 16, 2017
An Aging Population Means More Husbands, Sons Will Be Caregivers Kathy Ritchie October 16, 2017
Tempe Book Bike To Cruise Around City Carrying Books To Check Out Kathy Ritchie October 15, 2017
The State Of Aging In The Valley October 07, 2017
Cactus In Saguaro National Park Vandalized By Gunshots Kathy Ritchie October 06, 2017
Yavapai County Jail District Sales Tax Set To Expire Kathy Ritchie October 06, 2017
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton Announces Run For Congress Kathy Ritchie October 05, 2017
Federal Restraining Order Against Development Of Phoenix Chinese Cultural Center Denied Kathy Ritchie October 04, 2017
Future Medicaid Cuts Could Mean Less Care For Nursing Home Residents In Arizona Kathy Ritchie October 02, 2017
Play Aims To Raise Alzheimer's Awareness In African-American Community Kathy Ritchie September 29, 2017
UA, Banner Alzheimer's To Study Depression And Dementia In Older Adults Kathy Ritchie September 25, 2017
IKEA Wants To Build 2nd Arizona Store In Glendale Kathy Ritchie September 21, 2017
More Phoenix Street Improvements Underway Kathy Ritchie September 11, 2017
City Of Maricopa Invests In Drone Kathy Ritchie September 11, 2017
AZDHS Ends HIV Test Kit Pilot Project Kathy Ritchie September 11, 2017
161 Arizona-Based Firefighters Spread Out Across West Fighting Fires Kathy Ritchie September 08, 2017
Judge's Ruling Allows Residents To Petition For Businesses To Provide Benefits Kathy Ritchie August 30, 2017
Poll: Older Hispanics Face Language And Cultural Barriers To Long-Term Care Kathy Ritchie August 28, 2017
Valley Fever Center Receives $4.8M Grant For Development Of Vaccine Kathy Ritchie August 25, 2017
Allure Magazine And AARP Vow To Stop Using The Term 'Anti-Aging' Kathy Ritchie August 21, 2017
Chicanos Por La Causa Founder And Advocate Terri Cruz Dies Kathy Ritchie August 18, 2017
Maricopa County Health Department Launches First Spanish Website Kathy Ritchie August 18, 2017
Geraldine Peten Appointed As Replacement District 4 Legislator Kathy Ritchie August 16, 2017
Arizona Transportation Board To Award Grant For System To Stop Wrong-Way Drivers Kathy Ritchie July 28, 2017
AzHHA Gets $1M Grant To Educate Providers On End-Of-Life Care Kathy Ritchie July 27, 2017