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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Light Tower Landmark Could Be Coming To Downtown San Jose

A new light tower could soon rise above downtown San Jose, a glowing symbol of the city that backers say would recall the past and inspire the future.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/17/2017

San Jose State Professor Returns After Sexually Harassing Student

A Bay Area professor who sexually harassed one of his students is being allowed back in the classroom.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/16/2017

San Jose Students Find Gender Neutral Bathrooms On Return To Campus

Thousands of students in San Jose will encounter something new when they return to campus this week: gender neutral bathrooms.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/15/2017

Hayward Father Shot Dead In Front Of Baby Was Likely Targeted

A man who was shot dead while he was pushing his three-month-old baby in a stroller in Hayward was likely targeted, according to investigators.


San Jose Water Company Called Out For Overcharging Customers

The San Jose Water Company denies that it intentionally double billed its customers.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/19/2017

San Jose Police Open Case On Red-Handed Porch Thieves

Police in San Jose are now investigating a porch theft in which the resident caught the thieves red-handed, a day after a KPIX 5 report which showed surveillance footage of the crime. 


‘Google Effect’ Could Raise Real Estate Prices In Downtown San Jose

A new example of what might be called the “Google effect” is leading real estate speculators to drop big money on properties in downtown San Jose.


Racist ‘Kill List’ At Cupertino School Spurs Investigation, Lawsuit

Students at a Cupertino high school have been accused of creating a “kill list” targeting African-American students, and some parents are claiming the school district tried to cover it up.


New Plans To Protect San Jose Neighborhood Hit Hardest By Coyote Creek Flooding

Four months after a severe flood, protection may finally be coming to residents living near San Jose’s Coyote Creek.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/12/2017

Gilroy Plan To Chop Down 235 Trees May Have Violated Rules

A plan by Gilroy officials to chop down more than 200 trees has been uprooted because of a possible rule violation by city leaders.



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