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
Prescott Officials: Events This Weekend To Go As Planned Kathy Ritchie Jun. 29, 2017
Extreme Weather: Phoenix And Minneapolis Understand The Struggle Kathy Ritchie Jun. 26, 2017
Survey: Female Caregivers Torn Between Work, Family Obligations Kathy Ritchie Jun. 23, 2017
AARP: Arizona Ranks 26th In Long-Term Care For Older Residents Kathy Ritchie Jun. 22, 2017
Senior Olympians Compete For Gold Kathy Ritchie Jun. 22, 2017
Hundreds Of Wildfires Burn Across Arizona; Most Are Human Caused Kathy Ritchie Jun. 21, 2017
Committee: Military Caregivers Of Pre- And Post-9/11 Veterans Need More Support Kathy Ritchie Jun. 19, 2017
SRP Ready For Record-Breaking Phoenix Heat Kathy Ritchie Jun. 18, 2017
Phoenix Has Hit 120 Degrees Only 3 Times In Recorded History Kathy Ritchie Jun. 16, 2017
Arizona Lawmaker Wants To Stop College Students From Voting Where They Live Kathy Ritchie, Steve Goldstein Jun. 16, 2017
Arizona AG Investigating Chandler-Based Opioids Manufacturer Kathy Ritchie Jun. 16, 2017
Arizona Lawmakers React To D.C. Shooting Kathy Ritchie, Lauren Gilger Jun. 14, 2017
FAA Awards Flagstaff Airport $7.8 Mil Grant To Restore Runway Kathy Ritchie Jun. 5, 2017
ADOT To Design, Install Detection System For Wrong-Way Drivers Kathy Ritchie Jun. 2, 2017
DPS: Number Of Wrong-Way Incidents Don't Tell Whole Story Kathy Ritchie Jun. 2, 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
Arizona Program Teaches Lawyers How To Help Clients With Dementia Kathy Ritchie May. 26, 2017
CDC: Alzheimer’s Disease Increased By More Than 50 Percent Kathy Ritchie May. 25, 2017
AARP Ad Targets Flake, Senators To Vote Against AHCA Kathy Ritchie May. 25, 2017
State Fire Marshal Worried Changes To Drone Law To Hurt Firefighting Efforts Kathy Ritchie May. 24, 2017
Mesa Fiesta Mall Getting New Look, New Name Kathy Ritchie May. 20, 2017
Judge: DHS Can Continue Collecting Medical-Marijuana Fees Kathy Ritchie May. 19, 2017