Kathy Ritchie

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Senior Field Correspondent - Tempe

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 NPR and 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(s) Publication Date
Advocates: Legislature Excluding People With Disabilities, Older Adults Kathy Ritchie Jan. 21, 2021
Arizona Mom: People With Disabilities Not Being Protected Kathy Ritchie Jan. 19, 2021
Why Long-Term Care Struggles To Get Residents, Staff Vaccinated Lauren Gilger, Kathy Ritchie Jan. 14, 2021
Nursing Home Caregiver Talks About Getting The COVID-19 Vaccine Kathy Ritchie Jan. 11, 2021
Homebound Seniors Largely Forgotten When It Comes To Vaccine Kathy Ritchie Jan. 11, 2021
ASU's Intergenerational Community Mirabella Welcomes First Residents Kathy Ritchie Jan. 11, 2021
Some Nursing Home Staff Not Getting COVID-19 Vaccine Kathy Ritchie Jan. 7, 2021
Volunteers Trained By National Guard Begin COVID-19 Vaccinations Kathy Ritchie Jan. 7, 2021
Hobbs: Trump Call To Georgia Official 'Not Normal Or OK' Kathy Ritchie Jan. 5, 2021
What Has Changed Since Incapacitated Woman Gave Birth Kathy Ritchie Jan. 4, 2021
FTC Warns Of Coronavirus Vaccine Scams Kathy Ritchie Dec. 23, 2020
Staying Connected With Homebound Seniors Means Thinking Outside The Box Kathy Ritchie Dec. 29, 2020
Sojourner Center Helps Victims Of Domestic Violence Create New Holiday Traditions Kathy Ritchie Jan. 4, 2021
Long-Term Care Facilities Gearing Up For COVID-19 Vaccine Kathy Ritchie Dec. 18, 2020
Children's Books Can Help Kids Understand New COVID-19 Realities Kathy Ritchie Dec. 21, 2020
Nursing Home On The Brink Due To Costs Associated With COVID-19 Kathy Ritchie Dec. 18, 2020
AZDHS: Nursing Homes To Get Vaccine Week Of Dec. 27 Kathy Ritchie Dec. 11, 2020
Lesko Asks CMS For Clarification On Long-Term Care Family Visits Kathy Ritchie Dec. 11, 2020
Justa Center: Some Homeless Seniors Falling Through COVID-19 Testing Cracks Kathy Ritchie Dec. 10, 2020
Long Term Care Community CEO Says They're Preparing Staff And Families For Vaccine Kathy Ritchie Dec. 7, 2020
Metrocenter Memorabilia Hitting Auction Block Kathy Ritchie Dec. 3, 2020
Are You Ageist? How Ageism And Ageist Language Hurts Everyone Kathy Ritchie Dec. 4, 2020
People With Disabilities In Group Settings Will Have To Quarantine If They Leave Kathy Ritchie Nov. 25, 2020
9 Months Into COVID-19 Pandemic, How Are Arizona Kids Doing? Kathy Ritchie Nov. 27, 2020
Arizona Reports Over 4K New COVID-19 Cases For 2nd Day In A Row Kathy Ritchie
Associated Press
Nov. 20, 2020