Len Ramirez

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 Family Helps Homeless Relocate Then Cleans Up Downtrodden Pedestrian Tunnel

A San Jose family helped homeless residents living in a pedestrian tunnel relocate and is now cleaning up the downtrodden tunnel.

06/21/2016

Protesters climb atop a car stopped in traffic as a crowd marches near the venue where Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was speaking during a rally in San Jose on June 2, 2016. (JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)

LGBT-Supporting Trump Advocates Blame San Jose Mayor, Police For Campaign Violence

A group of Donald Trump supporters who took a beating at a San Jose rally are fighting back against the city for not doing enough to stop it.

06/08/2016

Anti-Trump protesters clashed with Trump supporters outside a rally in San Jose on June 2, 2016. (CBS)

Trump Supporters Blame Police, Mayor Liccardo For South Bay Rally Violence

Donald Trump supporters are upset with the San Jose Police Department over violence at a South Bay convention center last week.

06/06/2016

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Bernie Sanders Campaigns In Palo Alto, Says He’s Ready To Defeat Trump

Bernie Sanders campaigned at two events in Palo Alto Wednesday, saying he’s prepared to take on the fight against Donald Trump.

06/01/2016

Levi's Stadium decked out in Copa America Soccer Tournament gear.  (CBS)

Copa America Soccer Tournament Comes To South Bay

The United States Men’s National Team is taking part in the Copa America Tournament at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, which is expected to bring an influx of fans and teams through the area

05/31/2016

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addresses a rally at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose, California on May 18, 2016. (JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Bernie Sanders Supporters Sue California Voter Registration System

Just two weeks before the California primary, Bernie Sanders supporters have slapped the state’s voter registration system with a lawsuit.

05/23/2016

Airport security line at Mineta International (CBS SF)

Airline Industry Group Gives Travelers An Outlet For TSA Frustration

While slow-moving airport security lines have long been a necessary evil for travelers, now an airline industry group is launching a social media campaign to get flyers to join the fight against long security checkpoint delays.

05/10/2016

Cupertino Mayor Barry Chang. (CBS)

Cupertino Mayor Wants Apple To Be A Better Neighbor

The mayor of Cupertino is feeling the bite of Apple and wants the tech giant to be a better neighbor.

05/05/2016

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Woman Helps Nab Suspected San Jose Drug Dealer After Brother’s Overdose

A South Bay woman went looking for justice after her brother’s deadly overdose.

04/26/2016

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Tiny Plastic Pellets Posing Environmental Hazard On Bay Area Beaches

Tiny plastic pellets are washing ashore on beaches across Bay Area coastlines in increasing numbers, creating a major hazard for sea life according to one group of concerned environmentalists.

04/15/2016

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