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
Mesa, Chandler And Tempe Open Hotel For Homeless Kathy Ritchie May 28, 2020
Emergency Medicine Doctor: Nursing Homes Need Support, Not Blame Kathy Ritchie May 26, 2020
UPS Facility In Tucson Faces Coronavirus Outbreak Kathy Ritchie May 25, 2020
As More Nursing Homes Test For COVID-19, Facilities Could Lose Staff Kathy Ritchie May 25, 2020
Christ: Assisted Living Facilities Will Eventually Be Tested Kathy Ritchie May 22, 2020
Long-Term Care Facility Glencroft Releases Daily COVID-19 Numbers Kathy Ritchie May 22, 2020
KJZZ Explains: Citizen Initiatives Katie Campbell, Kathy Ritchie May 19, 2020
LGBTQ Elders See Shades Of AIDS Crisis In COVID-19 Response Kathy Ritchie May 18, 2020
COVID-19 Testing Of Nursing Home Residents, Staff Underway Kathy Ritchie May 18, 2020
Arizona Not Ready To Allow Visitors In Nursing Homes Kathy Ritchie May 13, 2020
More Than 1,000 In Nursing Homes Infected With COVID-19 Kathy Ritchie May 13, 2020
Libertarians Want Supreme Court To Void AZ Signature Law. Hobbs Is Pushing Back Kathy Ritchie
Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
May 13, 2020
Families Of Nursing Home Residents Worry About Loved Ones Kathy Ritchie May 11, 2020
Some AZ Disability Providers Say They Can't Get PPE Kathy Ritchie May 11, 2020
Nursing Homes Must Now Tell Families About COVID-19 Cases Kathy Ritchie May 5, 2020
Another Long-Term Care Facility Confirms Multiple COVID-19 Infections Kathy Ritchie, Mark Brodie May 3, 2020
Assisted Living Facilities Won't Receive PPE From FEMA Kathy Ritchie May 1, 2020
AZ Cites New Reason For Withholding Nursing Home Names Kathy Ritchie May 1, 2020
Caring In Crisis: Voices Of Those Helping Arizona's Most Vulnerable Kathy Ritchie April 27, 2020
Long-Term Care Facilities Face Staffing Shortages Amid Coronavirus Kathy Ritchie April 24, 2020
County Reports First Long-Term Care Worker Death From COVID-19 Kathy Ritchie April 24, 2020
Area Agency On Aging Gets Record Calls From Seniors Lauren Gilger, Kathy Ritchie April 24, 2020
Fountain Hills Fountain Turns 50 This Year Kathy Ritchie April 20, 2020
Fountain Hills Residents Reach Out To Older Neighbors With Cards Kathy Ritchie April 20, 2020
Maricopa County Encourages Long-Term Care Facilities To Tell Families About Infections Kathy Ritchie April 16, 2020