Kathy Ritchie


Kathy Ritchie began her public radio career in 2014, when she joined KJZZ. She regularly covers breaking news, as well as issues affecting people with disabilities and older Americans. Ritchie also contributes stories to WBUR’s Here & Now.

Ritchie has more than 15 years of experience reporting and writing stories for national and regional publications, including Child, SMITH, Arizona Highways and asap, the AP’s multimedia storytelling service, and she loves finding unique ways to tell stories that matter to KJZZ listeners.

Ritchie’s work was also featured 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.”

Before coming home to Arizona in 2009, Ritchie lived in New York City. She got her start at ABC News and FOX News after earning her master’s degree from New York University. Ritchie earned her undergraduate degree from Arizona State University.

Title Author Publication Date
Arizona Bill Blocks School Districts From Rejecting Sale, Lease Offers On Buildings From Charter And Private Schools KJZZ News March 21, 2018
Gov. Ducey Supports Arizona Laws To Keep Guns From People Who Pose Threat KJZZ News March 16, 2018
Feral Cats Make Western Governor's List Of Invasive Species Associated Press March 16, 2018
Arizona Lawmakers Tackle Speech On College Campuses KJZZ News March 16, 2018
Expect To See More Health Care Jobs In Arizona KJZZ News March 16, 2018
Sen. Flake Says He Feels Positive About Pompeo Nomination Kathy Ritchie March 14, 2018
Ducey Won't Promise To Veto Tax Cuts, Despite Teacher Concerns About Pay KJZZ News March 14, 2018
Senate Panel Agrees To Create A Hotline So Students Can Report Dangerous Activities KJZZ News March 14, 2018
Arizona Committee To Discuss Potential Barriers To Voting Kathy Ritchie March 08, 2018
Future Of Arizona State Fairgrounds, Buildings Under Review Associated Press March 08, 2018
Arizona Legislature Wants Cities To Hold Elections On Even-Numbered Years KJZZ News March 08, 2018
Alzheimer's Event Held At Arizona Capitol Brings Awareness To Lawmakers Kathy Ritchie March 03, 2018
Auditor General's Office: More Money Being Put Into Arizona Classrooms Kathy Ritchie March 02, 2018
McCain's Wife, Daughter Discuss Trump's Comments About Senator Kathy Ritchie February 28, 2018
Arizona's Above Average Temperatures Return Next Week Kathy Ritchie February 28, 2018
ASU Breaks Ground On Mirabella Senior Living Project Kathy Ritchie February 26, 2018
Some Arizona Lawmakers Want Voters To Eliminate Retaliatory Provision In Prop 206 Kathy Ritchie February 22, 2018
ADOT To Help Mexico Promote Safety On Road To Rocky Point Kathy Ritchie February 22, 2018
Arizona Bill To Give Caregivers Income Tax Credit Passes In House Kathy Ritchie February 22, 2018
Phoenix Releases Draft Of Non-Discrimination, Anti-Sexual Harassment Policy Kathy Ritchie February 17, 2018
Arizona Lawmakers Seek $177,000 For Signs To Get Out Of Fast Lane Kathy Ritchie February 16, 2018
Pima County Rejects Federal Border-Security Funding Kathy Ritchie February 09, 2018
Despite Absence, McCain Still Influential On Capitol Hill, Colleagues Say Kathy Ritchie February 08, 2018
Arizona Bill Would Update The Silver Alert Notification System Kathy Ritchie February 08, 2018
Arizona Bill Would Create Voluntary Certification For Community Health Workers Kathy Ritchie February 05, 2018