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
Senate Passes Amendment After Phoenix Sky Harbor Flight Path Changes Kathy Ritchie November 19, 2015
Testing Begins On Northwest Phoenix Light Rail Extension Kathy Ritchie November 16, 2015
2 Phoenix-Bound Flights Struck By Lasers Kathy Ritchie November 13, 2015
HUD May Ban Smoking In Public Housing Across US Kathy Ritchie November 12, 2015
Arizona Game And Fish Board Recommends 5 Candidates For Commissioner Job Kathy Ritchie November 12, 2015
Phase 2 Of Light Rail Will Go To Phoenix Metrocenter Mall Kathy Ritchie November 11, 2015
New CDC Study Finds Half Of All Pregnant Women Gain Too Much Weight Kathy Ritchie November 09, 2015
ASU Police Department Starts Using Body Cameras Kathy Ritchie November 06, 2015
Kingman Council Deadlocked On HandHeld Devices While Driving Kathy Ritchie November 05, 2015
San Diego Active Shooter Situation Affects At Least One Flight At Sky Harbor Kathy Ritchie November 04, 2015
Construction On Phoenix Northwest Extension Of Light Rail 90 Percent Complete Kathy Ritchie November 04, 2015
City Of Phoenix Looks Ahead With Canalscape Projects Kathy Ritchie October 29, 2015
Phoenix Gets $10M Grant For Grand Canalscape Project Kathy Ritchie October 28, 2015
Arizona Rep. David Schweikert On The Next Speaker Of The House Kathy Ritchie October 28, 2015
Study: Doctors Not Doing Enough To Make Sure Adolescents Get HPV Vaccine Kathy Ritchie October 26, 2015
Popular Fossil Creek Considers Online Reservation System Kathy Ritchie October 22, 2015
Phoenix 'Missing In Arizona' Event Focuses On Thousands Of Cold Cases Kathy Ritchie October 19, 2015
Uber Drivers Urged To Strike This Weekend Kathy Ritchie October 16, 2015
Survey: Arizona Teens Engage In Risky Driving Behaviors Kathy Ritchie October 15, 2015
Phoenix Lifts Fire Ban At Mountain, Desert Preserves Kathy Ritchie October 15, 2015
Maricopa County To Lift Fire Ban At Parks On Friday Kathy Ritchie October 08, 2015
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