Len Ramirez

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San Jose native Len Ramirez has been a news reporter for KPIX 5 News covering the Santa Clara County/South Bay Region since 1989. Prior to his arrival at KPIX 5, Len was a reporter for KOMO Channel 4 in Seattle, Washington and at KMST Channel 46 in Monterey. Ramirez was also a general assignment reporter for the San Jose newsroom at KSBW Channel 8 in Salinas.

Len received an Emmy award in 2003 for Best Daytime Newscast reporting. He has also been the recipient of two Best News Story awards from the Radio and Television News Directors Association in 1985 and 1986. He also has three other Emmy nominations for breaking and investigative news. During his career, Len has covered several major national and international stories including the Mexico City earthquake, the Los Angeles riots, and the OJ Simpson murder trial. Len also specializes in covering Santa Clara County for KPIX 5.

Len often volunteers his time to encourage students to complete their education and is a frequent guest speaker at San Jose’s Latino Role Model Conference. He is also a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the California Chicano News Media Association.

Len graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in journalism in 1983.

He lives in San Jose with his wife Julie, and their three children.

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(CBS SF)

Flu Outbreak Forces Santa Clara Hospitals To Decide Who Can Visit Relatives

With flu cases spiking in Santa Clara County, hospitals are taking extra steps to keep the virus out by creating tough restrictions for people visiting loved ones in the hospital.

01/19/2015

Private security patrolling a neighborhood in San Jose's Almaden Valley. (CBS)

San Jose Neighborhood Fed Up With Burglaries, Residents Pay $40 A Month For Private Security

A patrol car does a slow roll through an Almaden Valley neighborhood hit hard by burglars. But it’s not the San Jose Police Department, it’s a private security company hired by frustrated neighbors.

01/12/2015

Sylvia Martinez shows an empty jewelry case after burglars broke into her family's home on December 13, 2014. (CBS)

San Jose Family Known For Holiday Giving Unfazed After Burglars Break Into Home

A San Jose family known for helping others in need became the victims of a burglary while they were away at a charity event. The family said they won’t let the Grinch stop them from giving back.

12/15/2014

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While a major storm won’t arrive for another day, officials with the National Weather Service said warmer ocean temperatures could make the storm stronger before it arrives.

12/09/2014

Downtown San Jose. (CBS)

San Jose Rolls Out Welcome Mat For Bustling Downtown

The city of San Jose is rolling out the welcome mat for tech workers and businesses to move to the city’s changing downtown.

11/28/2014

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San Jose Hospital Pioneering New Treatment That Heats, Kills Cancer Cells

A new cancer-fighting strategy that kills deadly cells by raising body temperatures is heating up in the Bay Area.

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Santa Clara County officials have launched an internal investigation into the sudden resignation of elections official Joseph Le.

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Attempted Rape Complaint Without Arrest Of Former 49er C.J. Spillman Baffles Legal Experts

A 21-page police report obtained by KPIX 5 reveals significant details about allegations of attempted rape against former San Francisco 49ers safety C.J. Spillman, causing legal experts to question the district attorney’s decision not to press charges.

10/10/2014

The Communication Hill steps in San Jose. (CBS)

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Homeowners in the South Bay say a set of stairs attracting fitness groups, drugs, teenage sex, and loud music are changing their neighborhood for the worse.

10/09/2014

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