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Len Ramirez

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San Jose native Len Ramirez has been a news reporter for KPIX 5 Eyewitness 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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To schedule an appearance for KPIX 5 on-air reporters/anchors, please contact Akilah Bolden-Monifa, Director of Communications. Please provide the date, time, location of the event, number of attendees expected, and name of sponsoring organization
 

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

Residents Say Crossing San Jose’s Senter Road Dangerous Long Before Hit-&-Runs

Residents who live near Senter Road in South San Jose said crossing the street was dangerous long before two hit-and-run collisions on Sunday and Monday.

08/19/2014

Pot Warehouse Will Pad Oakland's Coffers

San Jose Marijuana Dispensaries Giving Away 45,000 1-Gram Stashes Of Pot In Ballot Referendum Effort

Medical marijuana advocates are hoping to get voters fired up about saving the industry in San Jose by offering free pot for signing a petition.

07/14/2014

Tesla HQ

California Looks At Incentives To Land Tesla Motors $5 Billion ‘Gigafactory’

Tesla Motors has its pick on where to build its brand new battery factory. California lawmakers are trying to win the electric car company over with incentives.

06/06/2014

San Jose City Hall

KPIX 5 / SurveyUSA Poll Finds 2 Candidates Breaking Away In San Jose Mayor’s Race

With less than a week until the primary election, a new KPIX 5 / SurveyUSA poll found two candidates for San Jose mayor are separating themselves from the crowded field of candidates.

05/29/2014

An exterior view of Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara as it nears completion, May 13, 2014. (CBS)

Former Santa Clara Mayor Credited With Originally Bringing 49ers To Site Of New Stadium

When fans file into the new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, they likely won’t be thinking of Everett “Eddie” Souza, but maybe they should.

05/20/2014

SFO RUnway Construction

Half Of SFO’s Runways Close For Months-Long Rebuilding Project

Two of the four runways at San Francisco International Airport will be shut down for several months starting on Saturday, as part of a required safety upgrade.

05/16/2014

LinkedIn headquarters in Mountain View. (CBS)

LinkedIn Continues Silicon Valley Building Spree, Eyes Massive Expansion In Mountain View

Almost everywhere in Silicon Valley, another high-tech building is taking shape. Professional social networking site LinkedIn is one of the companies leading the latest building boom.

05/07/2014

Makeshift shrine outside the home of a man shot dead by a romantic rival who then took his own life. (CBS)

Terminally Ill Cancer Patient Kills Romantic Rival In San Jose Home Before Taking Own Life

The discovery of two men found dead in a San Jose home is being investigated as a possible murder-suicide involving a terminally ill man and his romantic rival.

05/06/2014

A shed similar to this one could be used to help house the homeless in San Jose. (CBS)

San Jose Leaders Look To Build ‘Pods,’ ‘Microhouses’ To Shelter The Homeless

A new idea is taking shape in San Jose to help the down and out get out of tents and doorways and into more sturdy shelters. The idea involves building new neighborhoods for the homeless with shed-sized buildings.

04/29/2014

A sign at the site where construction is set to begin on one of the biggest development projects in San Jose history. (CBS)

Clues Point To Apple As Mystery Tenant Of Massive San Jose Construction Project

Nobody loves a secret – and the associated publicity – more than Apple Inc. That’s why many in the tech community are betting that iPhone maker is the future resident of the city’s biggest-ever office project.

04/25/2014

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