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
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
Older Adults Who Volunteer See Improvements In Health, Experience Less Isolation Kathy Ritchie July 24, 2017
Voter Registration On The Rise In Arizona Kathy Ritchie July 22, 2017
Phoenix Meeting To Discuss Proposed Bike Lanes On 15th Ave. Kathy Ritchie July 21, 2017
Yuma Firefighters Head To California To Help With Detwiler Fire Kathy Ritchie July 20, 2017
Arizona Health Officials Urging Vaccination As Kids Head Back To School Kathy Ritchie July 19, 2017
Aging Assistance Organizations Gather For LGBT Elder Training Kathy Ritchie July 14, 2017
Author Offers Coping Techniques For Caregivers Of Adults Kathy Ritchie July 14, 2017
Intergenerational Program Brings Together Young And Old In Surprise Kathy Ritchie July 13, 2017