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The Hear Arizona podcast content is distributed through multi-media platforms to build upon the audiences that currently exist for KJZZ 91.5 FM and Sun Sounds of Arizona, in addition to various other streaming options.



Katherine Davis-Young

Katherine Davis-Young is a multimedia journalist who has produced work for New England Public Radio, Southern California Public Radio, NPR, Washington Post, Reuters, LA Weekly, Phoenix New Times and more. She has a master’s degree in radio journalism from the USC Annenberg School of Journalism.

Jaye McAuliffe

Jaye McAuliffe is a radio and podcast producer born and raised in Tempe. After studying at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, she worked as a freelance journalist and produced stories about the intersection of art and gender. She founded the independent podcast We Must Ignite, a show about people from marginalized communities trying to make it in the arts. She also produces for KJZZ's The Show.


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.