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’s not in the newsroom, Ritchie volunteers with the Alzheimer’s Association and is a member of the Young Advocates for the Alzheimer’s Association. 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 is a graduate of Arizona State University and New York University.

Title Author Publication Date
Arizona Newborn Screening Now Includes Test For Critical Congenital Heart Defect Kathy Ritchie October 05, 2015
National Weather Service Issues Red Flag Warning For Northeastern Arizona Kathy Ritchie October 02, 2015
National Forests Start Prescribed Burns To Avoid Devastating Wildfire Kathy Ritchie October 01, 2015
Arizona Lawmakers Shocked By Boehner Resignation Katherine Fritcke September 25, 2015
Tempe To Vote On Ordinance That Would Ban Texting While Driving Kathy Ritchie September 24, 2015
Town Of Jerome Sued By Short-Term Vacation Rental Owners Over Zoning Dispute Kathy Ritchie September 23, 2015
Flu Is Already In Arizona; CDC, ADHS Say Get The Vaccine Kathy Ritchie September 18, 2015
Yuma, Kingman Consider Ban On Hand-Held Devices While Driving Kathy Ritchie September 18, 2015
Arizona Health Officials Launch Course To Address Perinatal Mood And Anxiety Disorder Kathy Ritchie September 14, 2015
For-Profit School Students More Likely To Default On Loans, Study Says Kathy Ritchie September 10, 2015
Phoenix Set To Open New Dog Park Kathy Ritchie September 10, 2015
Phoenix City Councilmembers Consider Drone Ordinance Kathy Ritchie September 09, 2015
Big Changes Coming To Metrocenter Mall In Phoenix Kathy Ritchie September 08, 2015
Phoenix Zoo To Reopen Friday Kathy Ritchie September 03, 2015
Construction Of New Wal-Mart Begins At Phoenix Metrocenter Mall Kathy Ritchie September 03, 2015
Phoenix Zoo Closed Again Thursday Due To Storm Damage Kathy Ritchie September 02, 2015
CDC Recommends Meningitis B Vaccine, Especially For College Students In Dorms Kathy Ritchie August 28, 2015
Willow Fire Impacts Animals In Havasu National Wildlife Refuge Kathy Ritchie August 28, 2015
Phoenix Working On Safety For Hikers Kathy Ritchie August 27, 2015
Accreditation Body To UA Medical School: Fix Noncompliance Issues Kathy Ritchie August 26, 2015
Hospice Of The Valley's 11th Hour Companions Help Comfort Those In Their Last Days Kathy Ritchie August 25, 2015
ASU Launches Its First Science Massive Open Online Course Kathy Ritchie August 21, 2015
Mesa Light Rail Extension Starts Running Ahead Of Schedule Kathy Ritchie August 21, 2015
Tempe Police Expects Delays As ASU Students Come Back To School Kathy Ritchie August 17, 2015
Tempe To Promote Meatless Mondays, Some School Districts Follow Suit Kathy Ritchie August 14, 2015