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
Photographer Who Captured Historic Phoenix Haboob Reflects On Life After That Night Kathy Ritchie June 24, 2016
Drones Flying Over Cedar Fire Affecting Firefighting Efforts Kathy Ritchie June 24, 2016
Cedar Fire 24 Percent Contained At 45,000 Acres Kathy Ritchie June 23, 2016
Are 'Excessive Heat Warnings' New? Kathy Ritchie June 22, 2016
Ducey Declares State Of Emergency For Navajo County To Free Money For Recovery Kathy Ritchie June 22, 2016
6 Months After Ducey's #Deadbeat Initiative Goes Live, Arizona Evaders Are Paying Up Kathy Ritchie June 20, 2016
First Case Of Zika Virus Confirmed In Pima County Kathy Ritchie June 17, 2016
'Out Of The Pool!' Phoenix-Area Public Pools Mandate Hourly Safety Breaks Kathy Ritchie June 17, 2016
Cedar Fire Grows To 9,600 Acres Near Show Low Kathy Ritchie June 17, 2016
Residents Prepare To Evacuate As Cedar Creek Fire Grows To 5,500 Acres Kathy Ritchie June 16, 2016
Show Low, Pinetop-Lakeside Communities Could Be Evacuated Due To Cedar Creek Fire Kathy Ritchie June 16, 2016
Firefighters To Remain On Scene Near Yarnell, Tenderfoot Fire 80 Percent Contained Kathy Ritchie June 16, 2016
Extreme Heat Warning Prompts Phoenix Animal Shelter To Close Shop Sunday Kathy Ritchie June 16, 2016
A Month After HUD Cut Funding To Homeless Families, One Organization Sees Light At End Of The Tunnel Kathy Ritchie June 13, 2016
What Does Future Hold After Woman Infected With Drug-Resistant Superbug? Kathy Ritchie June 10, 2016
Tenderfoot Fire Stokes Memories, Fears Among Yarnell Residents, Firefighters Who Haven't Forgotten Kathy Ritchie June 09, 2016
Phoenix Fire Performs Lots Of Mountain Rescues. Here's What Goes Into One On Camelback. Kathy Ritchie May 30, 2016
2 Measles Cases Associated With Eloy Detention Center Kathy Ritchie May 27, 2016
Forget Reserving A Spot At Fossil Creek This Weekend, It's Full Kathy Ritchie May 27, 2016
This Memorial Day Weekend, Beware The Risks Of Roadside Fires Arizona Kathy Ritchie May 27, 2016
TSA Says Phoenix Sky Harbor Security Lines Will Be 'Adequately' Staffed This Weekend Kathy Ritchie May 27, 2016
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