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
Arizona Wildflower Season Shaping Up To Be A Good One Kathy Ritchie Mar. 11, 2017
Man Who Created The Navajo Nation Seal Dies At 82 Kathy Ritchie Mar. 10, 2017
Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Speed Up CBP Hiring Process Kathy Ritchie Mar. 10, 2017
Jerome Historical Society To Repair Historic Sliding Jail, Add Parking Kathy Ritchie Mar. 9, 2017
Buckeye City Council Selects Next City Manager Kathy Ritchie Mar. 8, 2017
ADOT Begins $62M Project To Widen State Route 260 Kathy Ritchie Mar. 6, 2017
ADA Bill That Calls For Cure Period Advances In Senate Kathy Ritchie Mar. 4, 2017
Drivers Can Still Cross Gilbert Road Despite Being Washed Away Kathy Ritchie Mar. 2, 2017
Time To Vote In ADOT Safety Message Contest Kathy Ritchie Mar. 2, 2017
Arizona Lawmakers Vote On Measures That Would Expand Gun Owner Rights Kathy Ritchie
Howie Fischer, Capitol Media Services
Mar. 1, 2017
Section Of I-10 To Be Closed Through Saturday Kathy Ritchie Feb. 24, 2017
ADOT To Start Resurfacing Busy Stretch Of I-17 In March Kathy Ritchie Feb. 23, 2017
Arizona Lawmakers Push To Expand Racketeering Laws To Include Rioting Kathy Ritchie
Howie Fischer, Capitol Media Services
Feb. 23, 2017
Tohono O'odham Release Video Opposing Trump's Proposed Border Wall Kathy Ritchie Feb. 22, 2017
23 Arrested, More Than 100 Cited In Phoenix-Area Streetracing Crackdown Kathy Ritchie Feb. 21, 2017
ADOT: More Than 7,000 Slogans Already Submitted In Safety-Sign Contest Kathy Ritchie Feb. 15, 2017
Flagstaff City Council Votes Against Special Election To Repeal Minimum Wage Act Kathy Ritchie Feb. 15, 2017
Voter Registration For Runoff Election Ends Today Kathy Ritchie Feb. 13, 2017
Phoenix Mayor: Phoenix Can't Legally Become A 'Sanctuary City' Kathy Ritchie, Matthew Casey Feb. 11, 2017
Disability Advocates, Arizona Lawmakers Protest Bill On Fixing Violations Kathy Ritchie Feb. 9, 2017
Man Who Provided Support To Islamic State Gets 30 Years Kathy Ritchie Feb. 8, 2017
Arizona Game And Fish Offers Livestream Of Sandhill Cranes Kathy Ritchie Jan. 30, 2017
ADOT Considering Reversible Lanes Along Section Of I-17 Kathy Ritchie Jan. 27, 2017
Disability Advocates Worried About Bill's Time Period To Fix Violations Kathy Ritchie Jan. 26, 2017
New Alzheimer's Study Aimed At People With Down Syndrome Kathy Ritchie Jan. 23, 2017