Kathy Ritchie joined the KJZZ newsroom in 2014 as a reporter. With more than 10 years of experience reporting and writing stories for national and regional magazines and websites, including Child, SMITH, Arizona Highways and asap, the AP’s multimedia storytelling service, Ritchie is returning to her broadcasting roots.

Before becoming a writer, Ritchie got her start at ABC News and FOX News in New York City.

When she is not in the newsroom, Ritchie works to raise awareness about all dementias. She co-founded the community group, CADAPHX (CenPho Advocates for Dementia Awareness), which aims to raise awareness for all dementias affecting Arizonans. She wrote about her mother’s dementia 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.

She is a graduate of Arizona State University and New York University.

Title Author Publication Date
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Dealing With Long TSA Lines, Considering Options Kathy Ritchie April 29, 2016
Two Weeks After Ecuador Earthquake, Aid Continues To Arrive, Including From Phoenix Kathy Ritchie April 29, 2016
Tempe Seeks Public Input On Transition Plan For People With Disabilities Kathy Ritchie April 27, 2016
Dry Soil To Absorb Some Snowmelt Heading To Colorado River Associated Press April 22, 2016
Arizona Game And Fish Nets $26 Million In Federal Dollars Kathy Ritchie April 21, 2016
SCOTUS Unanimously Rules In Favor Of Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission Kathy Ritchie April 20, 2016
Good News For Procrastinators: Tax Day Is Later This Year Kathy Ritchie April 14, 2016
Arizona Could Get A Call From California This Summer For Surplus Energy Kathy Ritchie April 14, 2016
Forget The In-Home Wine Cellar; More Aficionados Turning To Concierge Storage Facilities Kathy Ritchie April 11, 2016
Another Earthquake Rattles Northwest Arizona Following A Swarm Of Small Events Kathy Ritchie April 08, 2016
Grand Canyon Needs Millions In Repairs While Facing Record Visitorship Kathy Ritchie April 08, 2016
City Of Tempe To Refill Town Lake Starting Tuesday Kathy Ritchie April 08, 2016
San Xavier Mission Near Tucson Targeted By Vandals Kathy Ritchie April 07, 2016
Arizona Transportation Department Asks Residents To Log How They Get From Points A To B Kathy Ritchie April 07, 2016
People With Disabilities Faced More Than Just Long Lines During Election Fiasco Kathy Ritchie March 31, 2016
Arizona Presidential Preference Election Aftermath: Who Knew What? Kathy Ritchie March 24, 2016
Arizona Lawmakers Restrict Abortion Medication Kathy Ritchie March 24, 2016
Phoenix Mayor Calls For Justice Department Probe Into Voting Fiasco Kathy Ritchie March 24, 2016
Maricopa County Recorder Accepts 'Full Responsibility' For Long Voting Wait Times, Looks Ahead To Special Election Kathy Ritchie March 23, 2016
Making Tempe A Dementia-Friendly Community Is A Family Affair Kathy Ritchie March 18, 2016
Arizona DPS Fields Hundreds Of Wrong-Way Driver Calls in 2016 Kathy Ritchie March 17, 2016
Mesa Launches Bike Share Program Kathy Ritchie March 17, 2016
Phoenix Making Progress In Executing Bicycle Master Plan Kathy Ritchie March 17, 2016
Pima County Employees With New Babies Getting 6 Weeks Parental Leave Kathy Ritchie March 16, 2016
Midwives Aren't Just For Home: Growing Number Of Certified Nursing Midwives Delivering Babies In Valley Hospitals Kathy Ritchie March 16, 2016