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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Smugglers Caught Trafficking Thousands Of Stolen California Succulents

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KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/20/2018

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Activists Want Sanctioned Camp For Homeless San Jose State Students

It’s not the kind of thing you’d expect to see on a college campus, but some students at San Jose State are asking for a place on school grounds to pitch their tents.


San Jose City Leaders Divided Over Trip To Japan Paid For By Taxpayers

San Jose city leaders are divided over a recent trip to Japan that was paid with taxpayers’ money.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/17/2018

Legislators, Protesters Push To Restrict Firearm Sales

The battle for tighter restrictions on gun sales in California includes a couple of new pushes to make it more difficult to purchase firearms.


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Tree-Trimmer Electrocuted In Backyard Of San Jose Home

A tree-trimmer was electrocuted in San Jose Monday when he came into contact with a power line while working in the backyard of a home.


Landlord, Tenants Move to Colorado

San Jose Landlord Moving To Colorado With Tenants In Tow

A Bay Area landlord is fed up with the high cost of living, so he’s moving out. And he’s taking his tenants with him.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/23/2018

Scandalized San Jose School Sets Up Office To Prevent Student Abuse

An all-girls Catholic high school in San Jose at the center of numerous charges of abuse has come up with a new system to handle sexual misconduct accusations.


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Dramatic increases in housing costs and concerns about traffic congestion are people’s top worries about a proposed San Jose Google campus.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/16/2018

DUI Driver Suspected Of Killing 3 To Stand Trial After Judge Sees Facebook Posts

A judge was going to sentence a DUI suspect to time served. But then he saw her Facebook posts.


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Many San Jose residents had a message for city leaders on Tuesday: Just say no — to Google. 

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/13/2018


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