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
Disability Advocates: Law Would Encourage Arizona Businesses To Ignore ADA Kathy Ritchie February 05, 2016
Phoenix Accepts $2M Grant To Aid Victims Of Trafficking, Domestic Violence Kathy Ritchie February 05, 2016
Bothered By Noise From Sky Harbor Flight Path Change? There's An App For That Kathy Ritchie February 05, 2016
Two Mexican Gray Wolves Die During Annual Government Count Associated Press February 03, 2016
Lottery Open For Self-Guided Grand Canyon River Trips Kathy Ritchie February 03, 2016
Smoking Ban On All Maricopa County-Owned Property Goes Into Effect In March Kathy Ritchie January 22, 2016
Drop In Corporate Tax Payments Weighing On Arizona Treasury Kathy Ritchie January 21, 2016
Survey: Verde Valley Tourists Older, Wealthier Kathy Ritchie January 13, 2016
Phoenix Bus Service Disrupted As Union Members Strike Kathy Ritchie January 08, 2016
Shortage Of Arizona Environmental Health Inspectors Leads To Changes Kathy Ritchie January 06, 2016
Ducey Makes First Appointment To Arizona Supreme Court Kathy Ritchie January 06, 2016
Phoenix Says Progress Being Made On Bike Lanes, Not Everyone Agrees Kathy Ritchie January 04, 2016
Arizona Department Of Health Looks At Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus Kathy Ritchie December 31, 2015
Trial Set For Mesa Man In Shooting Spree Kathy Ritchie December 31, 2015
APS Declines To Disclose Political Donations Kathy Ritchie December 31, 2015
Sojourner Center Gets Grant To Study Brain Injuries In Domestic Violence Victims Kathy Ritchie December 30, 2015
Grand Canyon Sets Visitor Record; 2016 Shaping Up To Be Busier Kathy Ritchie December 30, 2015
Phoenix Mayor, Councilmembers To Take Oaths Jan. 4 Kathy Ritchie December 30, 2015
Blasting To Close Section Of US 60 Near Superior, East Of Phoenix Kathy Ritchie December 30, 2015
Arizona Flu Season To Peak In Early 2016 Kathy Ritchie December 28, 2015
Did You Get A Drone For Christmas? Make Sure You Register It With The FAA Kathy Ritchie December 25, 2015
One Million People Have Experienced Grand Canyon West Kathy Ritchie December 23, 2015
Drone Operators Must Now Register Aircraft With FAA Kathy Ritchie December 21, 2015
Tempe Police Partner With Other Agencies On New Bike Registry Program Kathy Ritchie December 17, 2015
Fire Destroys Farmhouse At Schnepf Farms In Queen Creek Kathy Ritchie December 11, 2015