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 also contributes stories to 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 Publication Date
Arizona Bill To Raise Smoking Age Clears Health Committee Kathy Ritchie February 05, 2018
Phoenix, Tucson Temperatures In January Hit Records Kathy Ritchie February 01, 2018
AAA: Americans Becoming More Comfortable With Self-Driving Cars Kathy Ritchie January 29, 2018
New Chief Justice Sworn In To Navajo Nation Supreme Court Kathy Ritchie January 26, 2018
Phoenix Temperatures Could Hit Low 80s This Weekend Kathy Ritchie January 25, 2018
House Panel Proposes Exempting Diapers, Feminine Hygiene Products From Sales Taxes Kathy Ritchie January 24, 2018
MAG To Track People 62 And Older In Annual Phoenix Area Homeless Count Kathy Ritchie January 23, 2018
More People Over 55 Are Becoming Homeless — One Phoenix Organization Is Trying To Help Kathy Ritchie January 22, 2018
BLM Increases Patrols After Woman Killed By Stray Bullet Near Buckeye Kathy Ritchie January 19, 2018
Maricopa County Board Of Supervisors Names Lesko Replacement Kathy Ritchie January 18, 2018
LGBT Elders Could Be Hurt By Religious Exemption Laws Kathy Ritchie January 15, 2018
Flagstaff Snowfall Brings Challenging Road Conditions Kathy Ritchie January 10, 2018
ADOT Makes Progress On Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway Kathy Ritchie January 04, 2018
Waymo Could Benefit Seniors Who Are No Longer Able To Drive Kathy Ritchie December 26, 2017
Arizona Officer Charged With Theft, Weapons Misconduct Kathy Ritchie December 22, 2017
Could Net Neutrality Hurt Seniors? Kathy Ritchie December 18, 2017
Arizona AG: Theranos To Refund Anyone Who Purchased A Blood Test Kathy Ritchie December 14, 2017
Phoenix-Area Organizations Use Art To Help People With Alzheimer's Kathy Ritchie December 11, 2017
Prescott Valley Police Chief Who Lost Gun Is Suspended Kathy Ritchie December 08, 2017
Arizona Department Of Health: Flu Cases On The Rise Kathy Ritchie December 08, 2017
Arizona's Dry Winter Could Mean An Aggressive Wildfire Season Kathy Ritchie December 07, 2017
Arizona Firefighters Head To Southern California Kathy Ritchie December 07, 2017
Hopi Tribe, Ducey Sign Compact To Allow Tribe To Operate Gaming Machines Kathy Ritchie December 01, 2017
ADEQ Declares High Pollution Advisory Kathy Ritchie December 01, 2017
ACA Provider Ambetter Drops Phoenix Children's Hospital Kathy Ritchie November 30, 2017