Kelly Richmond
Kelly Richmond KEL-lee RICH-mund
News Visual Journalist, Phoenix

Kelly Richmond expects to graduate in August 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Richmond, who has reported for the State Press and Arcadia News, is working for Cronkite News this spring.

Latest from Kelly Richmond

Safer shopping: Scottsdale mother invents recyclable shopping cart liner

Andi Barness-Rubin, a Scottsdale mother of three, created Cart Safe, a recyclable shopping cart liner, during the COVID-19 pandemic to protect the user from bacteria.


Wearing retro on your sleeve: Vintage T-shirts pop up in resale stores, markets across Phoenix

PHOENIX – Metro Phoenix is home to a new wave of vintage resale that specializes in T-shirts, jeans and outerwear from the ’70s to the mid-2000s. The trend started on resale apps like DePop and Poshmark and ballooned into physical shops across the country, with pop-up markets and at least four storefronts opening locally.


21st century Jim Crow: Arizona activists, faith leaders decry ‘voter suppression’ bills

PHOENIX – Arizona advocacy and faith-based organizations joined a national controversy over voting rights at the state Capitol on Wednesday, criticizing a state bill and other legislation as voter suppression efforts that recalls Jim Crow.


Recreational marijuana sales race ahead, but industry equity falls behind

TEMPE – Arizona started recreational marijuana sales in January, months earlier than expected. Sales have been so heavy that lines form at some dispensaries. Still, the industry struggles with social equity and diversity in the workforce.


Sharpen your pencils: Many Arizona schools reopen for in-person instruction

Many Arizona schools reopened for in-person instruction Monday, including schools in Maricopa and Pima counties. Gov. Doug Ducey issued the order to reopen March 3.


Lost jobs and rising hunger: St. Mary’s Food Bank shifts gears during COVID-19

PHOENIX – Many people who used to donate to St. Mary’s Food Bank are on the receiving end as job losses increase. The food bank has expanded assistance and added new safety protocols to distribute food.