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
Prescott Valley Man Accused Of Flying Drone Over Goodwin Fire Pleads Not Guilty Kathy Ritchie July 07, 2017
Rain Forecast For Phoenix Area Later This Week Kathy Ritchie July 06, 2017
Arizona Disability Groups Urge Sen. Flake To Oppose Health Care Bill Kathy Ritchie July 05, 2017
Phoenix Parks And Rec To Close Desert Parks For 4th Of July Kathy Ritchie July 03, 2017
Transgender Elders Excluded From National Survey Kathy Ritchie July 03, 2017
As Trump Panel Seeks Voter Data, Arizona Has A Lot Of Information Kathy Ritchie July 01, 2017
Prescott Officials: Events This Weekend To Go As Planned Kathy Ritchie June 29, 2017
Extreme Weather: Phoenix And Minneapolis Understand The Struggle Kathy Ritchie June 26, 2017
Survey: Female Caregivers Torn Between Work, Family Obligations Kathy Ritchie June 23, 2017
AARP: Arizona Ranks 26th In Long-Term Care For Older Residents Kathy Ritchie June 22, 2017
Senior Olympians Compete For Gold Kathy Ritchie June 22, 2017
Hundreds Of Wildfires Burn Across Arizona; Most Are Human Caused Kathy Ritchie June 21, 2017
Committee: Military Caregivers Of Pre- And Post-9/11 Veterans Need More Support Kathy Ritchie June 19, 2017
SRP Ready For Record-Breaking Phoenix Heat Kathy Ritchie June 18, 2017
Phoenix Has Hit 120 Degrees Only 3 Times In Recorded History Kathy Ritchie June 16, 2017
Arizona Lawmaker Wants To Stop College Students From Voting Where They Live Kathy Ritchie June 16, 2017
Arizona AG Investigating Chandler-Based Opioids Manufacturer Kathy Ritchie June 16, 2017
Arizona Lawmakers React To D.C. Shooting Kathy Ritchie June 14, 2017
FAA Awards Flagstaff Airport $7.8 Mil Grant To Restore Runway Kathy Ritchie June 05, 2017
ADOT To Design, Install Detection System For Wrong-Way Drivers Kathy Ritchie June 02, 2017
DPS: Number Of Wrong-Way Incidents Don't Tell Whole Story Kathy Ritchie June 02, 2017
Man Driving Wrong Way Arrested After Collisions With 5 Vehicles Kathy Ritchie May 31, 2017
Fire Restrictions Put In Place In Three More Arizona Counties Kathy Ritchie May 31, 2017
Phoenix City Council Adopts Age-Friendly Communities Action Plan Kathy Ritchie May 29, 2017
More Risk Factors For Falling Than Just Aging Kathy Ritchie May 26, 2017