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
Could Single Rooms Curb COVID-19 In Nursing Homes? Kathy Ritchie Oct. 20, 2020
Some Nursing Homes On the Brink Due To Coronavirus Kathy Ritchie Oct. 20, 2020
Feds Unveil COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan For Nursing Homes Kathy Ritchie Oct. 19, 2020
Study: Wages Of Direct Care Workforce Lagging In AZ, Nationwide Kathy Ritchie Oct. 14, 2020
Domestic Violence Shelter Still At Reduced Capacity Due To COVID-19 Kathy Ritchie Oct. 14, 2020
Older Adults More Apt To Share Misinformation Kathy Ritchie Oct. 5, 2020
Can People Diagnosed With Dementia Vote? Kathy Ritchie, Lauren Gilger Oct. 2, 2020
Sears Fire Burns 9,200 Acres; Zero Percent Contained Kathy Ritchie Sept. 28, 2020
Disability Advocates Worried Some Voters Could Be Disenfranchised Kathy Ritchie Sept. 28, 2020
Ducey: People In Long-Term Care Will Have Chance To Vote Kathy Ritchie Sept. 25, 2020
UA To Study Immunity Of Front-Line Workers Kathy Ritchie Sept. 25, 2020
AZ Long Term Care Task Force Updates Recommendations Kathy Ritchie Sept. 23, 2020
Disability Groups Working To Ensure People With Disabilities Can Vote Kathy Ritchie Sept. 23, 2020
Arizona Nursing Homes Cautiously Allowing Visitors Kathy Ritchie Sept. 20, 2020
Record Summer Heat Topples Hikers — And Cacti Kathy Ritchie Sept. 18, 2020
Need To Renew Your Passport? Expect Delays Kathy Ritchie Sept. 13, 2020
County Sees Jump In COVID-19 Cases As UA Starts Kathy Ritchie Sept. 13, 2020
Wildfire Season More Devastating Than In Previous Years Kathy Ritchie Sept. 13, 2020
First Responders Adapt In An Age Of COVID-19 Kathy Ritchie Sept. 13, 2020
COVID-19 Could Cause Permanent Heart Damage In Young People Kathy Ritchie Sept. 13, 2020
Some Long Term Care Facilities Worry About Staying In Business Kathy Ritchie Sept. 13, 2020
Nursing Home Operator Talks About Risks, Benefits Of Reopening Kathy Ritchie Sept. 9, 2020
'Brain Fog' One Of The Lingering Symptoms Of COVID-19 Kathy Ritchie Sept. 9, 2020
Long-Term Care Facilities Still Struggling With PPE Shortage, Testing Lauren Gilger, Kathy Ritchie Sept. 8, 2020
Older Adults Often Left Out Of Clinical Trials For Vaccines Kathy Ritchie Sept. 7, 2020

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