Kathy Ritchie

Reporter

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(s) Publication Date
Not All Lawmakers Backing Repealing Legislative Immunity Kathy Ritchie
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
Jul. 25, 2018
Guns And Dementia Can Be A Deadly Combination Kathy Ritchie Jul. 23, 2018
CDC: 1 In 9 Adult Age 45 And Older Report Memory Loss Kathy Ritchie Jul. 20, 2018
Arizona's Specialty License Plate Program Sales Exceed $10 Million Kathy Ritchie Jul. 20, 2018
Groups File Suit To Keep 'Dark Money' Measure Off Ballot Kathy Ritchie
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
Jul. 20, 2018
Arizona Secretary Of State Candidates Debate Kathy Ritchie
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
Jul. 20, 2018
Seniors Tracked In Latest Point In Time Homeless Count Kathy Ritchie Jul. 19, 2018
MLS Will Soon Include Info About Accessible Homes For Sale Kathy Ritchie Jul. 18, 2018
AHCCCS Drops United Healthcare In Northern Arizona Kathy Ritchie Jul. 18, 2018
Clinic Addresses Oral Health Of People With Disabilities Kathy Ritchie Jul. 16, 2018
Shooter Seeking Release Of Documents In Harassment Investigation Kathy Ritchie
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
Jul. 13, 2018
Attorney Who Sued 2,000 Businesses For ADA Violations Disciplined Kathy Ritchie Jul. 13, 2018
Quality Oral Care A Concern For Older Adults In Long-Term Care Kathy Ritchie, Lauren Gilger Jul. 13, 2018
Phoenix Scores 50 Out Of 100 On AARP Livability Index Kathy Ritchie Jun. 27, 2018
Cronkite Revamps Disability Style Guide Kathy Ritchie Jun. 23, 2018
Study: Alzheimer's Disease Could Be Linked To Viruses Acquired Early In Life Kathy Ritchie Jun. 22, 2018
ADOT Permanently Closes I-10 Exit Ramps Kathy Ritchie Jun. 14, 2018
Pilot Program Allowing Hospice Patients To Continue Curative Care Kathy Ritchie Jun. 11, 2018
Seligman Open For Business Despite ADOT Project Kathy Ritchie Jun. 11, 2018
Medicare's Hospice Pilot Program Could Improve End Of Life Care Kathy Ritchie Jun. 8, 2018
Gig Economy Becoming Back Up Retirement Plan Kathy Ritchie May. 25, 2018
Opioid Use Among Older Adults A Growing Problem Kathy Ritchie May. 25, 2018
ADOT To Create New 'Flex' Lanes Alongside Interstate 17 Kathy Ritchie May. 25, 2018
A Shortage of Geriatricians Nationwide Kathy Ritchie May. 25, 2018
Interstate 10 Partially Reopens After Fiery Semi Crash Kathy Ritchie, Bridget Dowd May. 25, 2018

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