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
24 Tucson Nursing Home Residents Test Positive For The Coronavirus Kathy Ritchie March 30, 2020
Rural AZ Communities Getting Creative To Care For Older Arizonans Kathy Ritchie March 30, 2020
Tips For Caregivers And People Living With Dementia Amid Coronavirus Kathy Ritchie March 29, 2020
Domestic And Sexual Violence Groups Operating Despite Pandemic Kathy Ritchie, Lauren Gilger March 28, 2020
Arizona's Older Adults Facing Challenges With Food And Scams Kathy Ritchie March 28, 2020
Amid A Pandemic, How Are Grandparents Raising Kids Coping? Kathy Ritchie March 26, 2020
Coronavirus Takes Toll On Homebound Seniors And Army Of Volunteers Kathy Ritchie March 23, 2020
How Will the Coronavirus Affect Phoenix's Homeless Population? Kathy Ritchie March 20, 2020
CASS Seeks Alternate Shelter Solution For Homeless Seniors Kathy Ritchie March 18, 2020
Bashas' Opens Early So Arizona Seniors Can Shop Kathy Ritchie March 18, 2020
Despite Coronavirus Fears, Some Workers Need Child Care Kathy Ritchie March 17, 2020
Coronavirus Impacts People With Disability And Their Caregivers Kathy Ritchie March 16, 2020
High School Seniors Get Hands-On Nursing Training Kathy Ritchie March 13, 2020
AZ Lawmakers Vote To Require Warning Labels On Medical Marijuana Kathy Ritchie March 11, 2020
Corrections Officer Who Exposed Broken Locks Has Died Kathy Ritchie
Associated Press
March 10, 2020
ADHS Confirms 3rd Coronavirus Case In Arizona Scott Bourque, Kathy Ritchie March 6, 2020
What Care Facilities Are Doing To Keep Residents Safe From Coronavirus Kathy Ritchie March 4, 2020
Survey: Arizona Ranks In Top 10 Of Best Places To Retire Kathy Ritchie March 4, 2020
KJZZ Explains: Presidential Preference Election Katie Campbell, Amanda Luberto, Kathy Ritchie March 2, 2020
Trump's New Public Charge Rule Has Chilling Effect On Some In Arizona Kathy Ritchie Feb. 27, 2020
KJZZ Profiles: Coy Payne, Arizona's First African American Mayor Kathy Ritchie Feb. 27, 2020
Bill That Would Require Caregivers To Perform Lifesaving Measures Advances Kathy Ritchie Feb. 22, 2020
Uber Piloting Phone Number For Older Adults In Arizona Kathy Ritchie Feb. 20, 2020
Untold Arizona: The History And Future Of The People Of Guadalupe Kathy Ritchie Feb. 14, 2020
Sinema Talks About Need For Long Term Care Workforce At Senate Committee Kathy Ritchie Feb. 13, 2020