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
Valley Fever Center Receives $4.8M Grant For Development Of Vaccine Kathy Ritchie Aug. 25, 2017
City Leaders, Groups Respond To Post-Rally Chaos Casey Kuhn, Kathy Ritchie Aug. 23, 2017
Allure Magazine And AARP Vow To Stop Using The Term 'Anti-Aging' Kathy Ritchie Aug. 21, 2017
Chicanos Por La Causa Founder And Advocate Terri Cruz Dies Kathy Ritchie Aug. 18, 2017
Maricopa County Health Department Launches First Spanish Website Kathy Ritchie Aug. 18, 2017
Geraldine Peten Appointed As Replacement District 4 Legislator Kathy Ritchie Aug. 16, 2017
Arizona Leaders React To 'Skinny Repeal' Defeat Will Stone, Kathy Ritchie Jul. 28, 2017
Arizona Transportation Board To Award Grant For System To Stop Wrong-Way Drivers Kathy Ritchie Jul. 28, 2017
AzHHA Gets $1M Grant To Educate Providers On End-Of-Life Care Kathy Ritchie Jul. 27, 2017
Older Adults Who Volunteer See Improvements In Health, Experience Less Isolation Kathy Ritchie Jul. 24, 2017
Voter Registration On The Rise In Arizona Kathy Ritchie Jul. 22, 2017
Phoenix Meeting To Discuss Proposed Bike Lanes On 15th Ave. Kathy Ritchie Jul. 21, 2017
Yuma Firefighters Head To California To Help With Detwiler Fire Kathy Ritchie Jul. 20, 2017
Arizona Health Officials Urging Vaccination As Kids Head Back To School Kathy Ritchie Jul. 19, 2017
Aging Assistance Organizations Gather For LGBT Elder Training Kathy Ritchie Jul. 14, 2017
Author Offers Coping Techniques For Caregivers Of Adults Kathy Ritchie Jul. 14, 2017
Intergenerational Program Brings Together Young And Old In Surprise Kathy Ritchie Jul. 13, 2017
A Spike In Flu Cases And Health Agency Doesn't Know Why Kathy Ritchie Jul. 7, 2017
Prescott Valley Man Accused Of Flying Drone Over Goodwin Fire Pleads Not Guilty Kathy Ritchie Jul. 7, 2017
Rain Forecast For Phoenix Area Later This Week Kathy Ritchie Jul. 6, 2017
Arizona Disability Groups Urge Sen. Flake To Oppose Health Care Bill Kathy Ritchie, Will Stone Jul. 5, 2017
Phoenix Parks And Rec To Close Desert Parks For 4th Of July Kathy Ritchie Jul. 3, 2017
Transgender Elders Excluded From National Survey Kathy Ritchie Jul. 3, 2017
As Trump Panel Seeks Voter Data, Arizona Has A Lot Of Information Kathy Ritchie Jul. 1, 2017
Goodwin Fire: Drone Poses Safety Hazard As Crews Work To Contain The Fire Kathy Ritchie, Stina Sieg Jun. 30, 2017