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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Million-Dollar San Jose Homes Plagued By Falling Tiles Get Repairs

The brand new housing development that’s been falling apart in San Jose is finally getting repairs.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–1 hour ago

San Jose Considers Building Tiny Cabins To House The Homeless

San Jose city officials unveiled conceptual renderings for small cabins that could serve to house the homeless population.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/04/2017

Latest Plane Crash Near San Jose Reid-Hillview Airport Renews Calls For Its Closure

A small plane crash into a San Jose home is the latest incident at a local airfield where neighborhood residents say it is a tragedy waiting to happen.


Silicon Valley Teardown Sells For $2 Million In Just One Day

Competition for housing in Silicon Valley is stiffer than ever.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/17/2017

TechShop Abruptly Shuts Down All Locations, Including San Jose HQ

TechShop is going out of business, closing its headquarters on South Second Street as well as its 10 locations.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/16/2017

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Majority Of Towed Vehicles In San Jose Abandoned By Owners

The vast majority of cars towed away off the streets of San Jose are never claimed by their owners because it’s too expensive to retrieve them, and workable solutions don’t appear close at hand.


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San Jose Rethinking Towing Industry Practices As Abandoned Vehicles Pile Up

There is a push to reassess the process of towing cars in San Jose in order to reduce the number of abandoned vehicles in the city’s tow yards.


Lawsuit Filed Over San Jose Park Bathroom Police Sting Operations

A lawsuit filed against the San Jose Police Department accuses the department of singling out gay men during sting operations held several years ago.


Homeowners At New San Jose Subdivision Endure Construction Woes

KB Home executives toured their brand new subdivision in San Jose after homeowners reported construction problems, such as falling tiles.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/08/2017

Python Found On VTA Bus Last Month Up For Adoption

A snake that was found on a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority bus last month is up for adoption, officials with the Peninsula Humane Society said Tuesday.



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