Len Ramirez


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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San Jose illegal dumping clean-up (CBS)

San Jose To Offer Unlimited Large Item Pick-Ups To Reduce Dumping

Officials in San Jose who have been trying to crack down on illegal dumping are now attempting a different approach by targeting the trash at its source.


Agents bust a street gang in Santa Cruz on February 13, 2017. (CBS)

Agents Bust Violent Street Gang In Santa Cruz

The Department of Homeland Security and Santa Cruz police busted what was described as a violent street gang early Monday morning.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/13/2017

Anderson Dam KCBS Photo

Anderson Reservoir Is So Full Of Water That It’s Seismically Unsafe

South Bay water officials are urgently trying to lower a reservoir to reduce pressure on a shaky dam.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/10/2017

Home destroyed by a mudslide near Los Gatos. (CBS)

Woman And Child Escape Los Gatos Home Destroyed In Mudslide

A woman and her child narrowly escaped their home as a mudslide came down on their house.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/08/2017

The Mexican Consulate in San Jose. (CBS)

Mexican Embassies Ordered To Help Immigrants Facing Hardships Under Trump

The president of Mexico is reaching out to Mexican immigrants here in the U.S. by ordering embassies and consulates to be ready to help their compatriots who may face hardships under the Trump administration.


Mudslide on Highway 1 in near Big Sur. (CBS)

Highway 1 Closed Due To Mudslides Near Big Sur

Huge mudslides are blocking a stretch of highway 1 in Big Sur.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/24/2017

Donald Trump supporter Leo Lacayo (CBS)

Bay Area Trump Supporters Weigh In Prior To The Presidential Inauguration

Some of Donald Trump’s Bay Area supporters are looking forward to Inauguration Day.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/18/2017


San Jose Police Department Labor Agreement Includes A 20 Percent Raise

A tentative labor agreement gives officers cash bonuses and a 20 percent pay raise over the next three years.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/13/2017


Hwy 101 In Gilroy Reopens After Flooding, But Other Roads Remain Closed

Heavy rains flooded and closed roads throughout Gilroy and Morgan Hill this weekend.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/09/2017

Milpitas Mayor Richard Tran (CBS)

Milpitas Mayor Lifts Phrases From Obama’s Inauguration Speech

The new mayor of Milpitas admits to plagiarizing parts of President Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential acceptance speech.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/21/2016


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