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
ADOT Begins $62M Project To Widen State Route 260 Kathy Ritchie March 06, 2017
ADA Bill That Calls For Cure Period Advances In Senate Kathy Ritchie March 04, 2017
Drivers Can Still Cross Gilbert Road Despite Being Washed Away Kathy Ritchie March 02, 2017
Time To Vote In ADOT Safety Message Contest Kathy Ritchie March 02, 2017
Arizona Lawmakers Vote On Measures That Would Expand Gun Owner Rights Kathy Ritchie March 01, 2017
Section Of I-10 To Be Closed Through Saturday Kathy Ritchie February 24, 2017
ADOT To Start Resurfacing Busy Stretch Of I-17 In March Kathy Ritchie February 23, 2017
Arizona Lawmakers Push To Expand Racketeering Laws To Include Rioting Kathy Ritchie February 23, 2017
Tohono O'odham Release Video Opposing Trump's Proposed Border Wall Kathy Ritchie February 22, 2017
ADOT: More Than 7,000 Slogans Already Submitted In Safety-Sign Contest Kathy Ritchie February 15, 2017
Flagstaff City Council Votes Against Special Election To Repeal Minimum Wage Act Kathy Ritchie February 15, 2017
Voter Registration For Runoff Election Ends Today Kathy Ritchie February 13, 2017
Phoenix Mayor: Phoenix Can't Legally Become A 'Sanctuary City' Kathy Ritchie February 11, 2017
Disability Advocates, Arizona Lawmakers Protest Bill On Fixing Violations Kathy Ritchie February 09, 2017
Man Who Provided Support To Islamic State Gets 30 Years Kathy Ritchie February 08, 2017
Arizona Game And Fish Offers Livestream Of Sandhill Cranes Kathy Ritchie January 30, 2017
ADOT Considering Reversible Lanes Along Section Of I-17 Kathy Ritchie January 27, 2017
Disability Advocates Worried About Bill's Time Period To Fix Violations Kathy Ritchie January 26, 2017
New Alzheimer's Study Aimed At People With Down Syndrome Kathy Ritchie January 23, 2017
Phoenix Offering Business Classes For Spanish-Language Entrepreneurs Kathy Ritchie January 23, 2017
Good Samaritan Bill Moves Through Arizona Legislature Kathy Ritchie January 19, 2017
Arizona Lawmaker Wants To Incentivize Businesses To Comply With The ADA Kathy Ritchie January 19, 2017
2016 Hottest Year On Record For 3rd Straight Year Kathy Ritchie January 18, 2017
Tucson Lawmaker Wants To Amend Gun Law For Those Suffering From Mental Illness Kathy Ritchie January 13, 2017
Kaibab Forest Rangers Remind Snow Visitors To Pick Up Their Trash, Sleds Kathy Ritchie January 13, 2017