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
Some Pregnant Women In Arizona Requesting Zika Virus Test Kathy Ritchie May 20, 2016
CDC: 80% Of Public Pools Had At Least 1 Health Or Safety Violation Kathy Ritchie May 20, 2016
Goodyear, Buckeye Among Fastest Growing Cities In US Kathy Ritchie May 20, 2016
American Airlines Hiring Contract Workers To Help Out Sky Harbor TSA Kathy Ritchie May 19, 2016
For First Time, Rare Tick-Borne Disease Found In Two Arizonans Kathy Ritchie May 19, 2016
Section Of Southbound Loop 101 Closed In North Scottsdale This Weekend Kathy Ritchie May 13, 2016
Food Banks, Letter Carriers To Participate In Food Drive Kathy Ritchie May 13, 2016
Pope Francis Open To Creating Commission To Study If Women Can Be Deacons Kathy Ritchie May 12, 2016
HUD Defunds Seven Transitional Housing Programs In Arizona, Many Families Facing Possible Eviction Kathy Ritchie May 12, 2016
Gallup Diocese Prepared To Compensate Victims In Clergy Sex Abuse Case Kathy Ritchie May 06, 2016
Arizona Legislature Passes Bill Overturning City Ordinances On Puppy Mills Kathy Ritchie May 06, 2016
ADOT Evaluating Current Policies For Roadside Memorials Kathy Ritchie May 05, 2016
Cottonwood Outlaws Tobacco, Nicotine, Vapor Products For Anyone Under 21 Kathy Ritchie May 04, 2016
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
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

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