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
National Forest Working To Shut Unauthorized Coconino County Forest Roads Kathy Ritchie November 30, 2017
AARP Arizona Working With Lawmakers On Caregiver State Tax Break Kathy Ritchie November 27, 2017
Phoenix Thanksgiving Day Heat Ties Record Kathy Ritchie November 23, 2017
Phoenix Mosaic Center Helps Elder Refugees Assimilate To Life In The United States Kathy Ritchie November 13, 2017
Maricopa County Officials Could Rename Segment Of U.S. 60 Known As Jefferson Davis Highway Kathy Ritchie November 13, 2017
Caregivers Need Respite Care To Attend Caregiving Symposium In Phoenix Kathy Ritchie November 03, 2017
Nonprofit Caregiver Organization Hosts Family Caregiver Symposium And Training In Phoenix Kathy Ritchie November 03, 2017
Maricopa County Recorder Gets Into Facebook Argument With Legislative Candidate Kathy Ritchie November 01, 2017
If You Want To Retire Early, Minnesota Might Be The Place To Work Kathy Ritchie October 30, 2017
Grijalva Calls For Investigation Into Whitefish Electric Contract For Puerto Rico KJZZ News October 27, 2017
Prototypes Completed For Trump's Proposed Border Wall Kathy Ritchie October 27, 2017
Learning About 'Ambiguous Loss' Helps Some Caregivers Cope With Grief Kathy Ritchie October 27, 2017
Tempe Planting More Trees This Weekend To Create More Shade Kathy Ritchie October 26, 2017
Navajo Lawmakers Set To Take Up Legislation For Grand Canyon Aerial Tram Kathy Ritchie October 26, 2017
Developers Offer Alternative Housing Options For Seniors As Wants, Needs Change Kathy Ritchie October 24, 2017
AARP: Arizona, U.S. Cities Address Needs Of An Aging Population Kathy Ritchie October 23, 2017
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