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
Maricopa County Recorder Gets Into Facebook Argument With Legislative Candidate Kathy Ritchie Nov. 1, 2017
If You Want To Retire Early, Minnesota Might Be The Place To Work Kathy Ritchie Oct. 30, 2017
Prototypes Completed For Trump's Proposed Border Wall Kathy Ritchie Oct. 27, 2017
Learning About 'Ambiguous Loss' Helps Some Caregivers Cope With Grief Kathy Ritchie Oct. 27, 2017
Tempe Planting More Trees To Create More Shade Kathy Ritchie Oct. 26, 2017
Navajo Lawmakers Set To Take Up Legislation For Grand Canyon Aerial Tram Kathy Ritchie Oct. 26, 2017
Developers Offer Alternative Housing Options For Seniors As Wants, Needs Change Kathy Ritchie Oct. 24, 2017
AARP: Arizona, U.S. Cities Address Needs Of An Aging Population Kathy Ritchie Oct. 23, 2017
Many Caregivers Who Take Care Of Loved Ones Don't Have Proper Training Kathy Ritchie Oct. 16, 2017
An Aging Population Means More Husbands, Sons Will Be Caregivers Kathy Ritchie Oct. 16, 2017
Tempe Book Bike To Cruise Around City Carrying Books To Check Out Kathy Ritchie Oct. 15, 2017
Cactus In Saguaro National Park Vandalized By Gunshots Kathy Ritchie Oct. 6, 2017
Yavapai County Jail District Sales Tax Set To Expire Kathy Ritchie Oct. 6, 2017
Phoenix Mayor Stanton Announces Run For Congress Kathy Ritchie Oct. 5, 2017
Federal Restraining Order Against Development Of Chinese Cultural Center Denied Kathy Ritchie Oct. 4, 2017
Medicaid Cuts Could Mean Less Nursing Home Care Kathy Ritchie Oct. 2, 2017
Play Aims To Raise Alzheimer's Awareness In African-American Community Kathy Ritchie Sep. 29, 2017
UA, Banner Alzheimer's To Study Depression And Dementia In Older Adults Kathy Ritchie Sep. 25, 2017
IKEA Wants To Build 2nd Arizona Store In Glendale Kathy Ritchie Sep. 21, 2017
More Phoenix Street Improvements Underway Kathy Ritchie Sep. 11, 2017
City Of Maricopa Invests In Drone Kathy Ritchie Sep. 11, 2017
AZDHS Ends HIV Test Kit Pilot Project Kathy Ritchie Sep. 11, 2017
161 Arizona-Based Firefighters Spread Out Across West Fighting Fires Kathy Ritchie Sep. 8, 2017
Judge's Ruling Allows Residents To Petition For Businesses To Provide Benefits Kathy Ritchie Aug. 30, 2017
Poll: Older Hispanics Face Language And Cultural Barriers To Long-Term Care Kathy Ritchie Aug. 28, 2017