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(s) Publication Date
Westbound Sky Harbor Road Closed Friday, Saturday Kathy Ritchie Feb. 20, 2015
Doctor Says Allergy Season Could Be Severe Kathy Ritchie Feb. 19, 2015
South Mountain To Reopen Friday Kathy Ritchie Feb. 19, 2015
Republican Representatives Oppose Proposed Monument Near Grand Canyon Kathy Ritchie Feb. 19, 2015
Glendale Appoints Temporary City Manager Kathy Ritchie Feb. 19, 2015
Measles In Arizona Contained — For Now Kathy Ritchie Feb. 18, 2015
Warm, Dry Weather Could Increase Fire Risk Kathy Ritchie Feb. 13, 2015
Tempe Town Lake Beaver Released Into Wild Kathy Ritchie Feb. 13, 2015
Temperatures Predicted To Remain Above Normal Kathy Ritchie Feb. 13, 2015
City of Phoenix Launches Pay-By-Phone Parking App Kathy Ritchie Feb. 12, 2015
Former Republican Lawmaker Rick Renzi Asks To Put Off Prison Sentence Kathy Ritchie Feb. 12, 2015
St. Mary’s Basilica Celebrates 100 Years Kathy Ritchie Feb. 11, 2015
Some Parents Choosing Alternative Vaccine Schedule Kathy Ritchie Feb. 5, 2015
Many Parents Use Personal Belief Exemption Form To Opt Out Of Vaccines Kathy Ritchie Feb. 4, 2015
Elementary Parents In Paradise Valley Warned Of Possible Measles Risk Kathy Ritchie Feb. 4, 2015
Kindergartners In Yavapai County At Highest Risk For Measles Kathy Ritchie Feb. 2, 2015
ADOT Says Wet Driving Conditions Plus Extra Traffic Makes For Slow Commute Kathy Ritchie Jan. 30, 2015
ADOT Makes Several Freeway Improvements Ahead Of Super Bowl Kathy Ritchie Jan. 29, 2015
Committee Passes Bill To Reward Teachers Who Stop Child Abuse Kathy Ritchie Jan. 29, 2015
Measles Outbreak May Take Financial Toll Kathy Ritchie Jan. 28, 2015
More Parents Signing Personal Belief Vaccine Exemptions Kathy Ritchie Jan. 28, 2015
City of Phoenix To Offer Pay-By-Phone Parking Options Kathy Ritchie Jan. 28, 2015
New International Symbol Of Access Approved By City Of Phoenix Kathy Ritchie Jan. 26, 2015
City of Phoenix Says FAA Could Create New Flight Path To Curb Noise Kathy Ritchie Jan. 23, 2015
Maricopa County Woman Contracted Measles From Disneyland Visit Kathy Ritchie Jan. 22, 2015