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
Zika Virus Can Harm Babies Throughout Pregnancy Kathy Ritchie July 28, 2016
ADOT: Turnout Impressive For Proposed Interstate-11 Arizona Corridor Kathy Ritchie July 28, 2016
Robbery Suspect Dies After Tempe Police Shooting Associated Press July 27, 2016
Rains, Higher Humidity Levels Help Lift Arizona Fire Restrictions Kathy Ritchie July 27, 2016
Time Running Out For Remaining Families At Defunded Transitional Housing In Sunnyslope Kathy Ritchie July 25, 2016
Phoenix Health Center Donates Baby Boxes To Help Prevent SIDS Kathy Ritchie July 25, 2016
Study Finds Mosquito Responsible For West Nile Could Carry Zika Virus Kathy Ritchie July 22, 2016
Arizona Gets $1.8 Million From CDC To Fight Zika Kathy Ritchie July 21, 2016
Police Continue Search For Missing Buckeye Boy, 10 Kathy Ritchie July 21, 2016
Phoenix Police Recruiting For More Than 500 Positions Kathy Ritchie July 20, 2016
Arizona Roadways Cutting Way Down On Litterbugs Kathy Ritchie July 20, 2016
Can A Person Refuse To Be Tested For Or Vaccinated Against Measles? Kathy Ritchie July 15, 2016
Kingman PD Searching Home Of Suspected Nevada Bomber Kathy Ritchie July 15, 2016
Nevada Utility To Buy Arizona Natural Gas Plant Kathy Ritchie July 14, 2016
Arizona Hosting Phone-A-Thon To Collect Back Child Support Kathy Ritchie July 14, 2016
What Monsoon Season? Phoenix Expected To Go Beyond 18 Day Average Of 110-Plus Degree Heat Kathy Ritchie July 13, 2016
Disabilities Group Sues Hundreds Of Phoenix-Area Businesses For ADA Violations Kathy Ritchie July 08, 2016
Verde River Fish Kill Attributed To Postponed Reservoir Draining Kathy Ritchie July 01, 2016
Large Number Of Dead Fish Turning Up Along Verde River Kathy Ritchie June 30, 2016
Breakfast Stabilizes In Arizona: Milk, Eggs Prices Back To Normal Kathy Ritchie June 29, 2016
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