Len Ramirez

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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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Wood discovered along Three Mile Beach near Santa Cruz, possibly swept away during the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan. (Karl Bareis)

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03/04/2015

San Jose State University (San Jose State University)

Aggressive Homeless On San Jose State University Campus Scaring Students

Students at San Jose State University say the campus has a problem with homeless that is getting out of control.

03/02/2015

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San Jose Earthquakes Set To Inaugurate Avaya Stadium

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02/25/2015

A firefighter uses a hose to douse the flames of the Rim Fire on August 24, 2013 near Groveland, California. The Rim Fire continues to burn out of control and threatens 4,500 homes outside of Yosemite National Park. Over 2,000 firefighters are battling the blaze that has entered a section of Yosemite National Park and is currently 5 percent contained.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Entrepreneur Adam Mayberry's rendering of a pop-up mall with stores inside shipping containers. (CBS)

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A landfill may be responsible for a stench plaguing residents in the South Bay that has prompted dozens of air quality complaints on a daily basis.

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Flu Outbreak Forces Santa Clara Hospitals To Decide Who Can Visit Relatives

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Private security patrolling a neighborhood in San Jose's Almaden Valley. (CBS)

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A patrol car does a slow roll through an Almaden Valley neighborhood hit hard by burglars. But it’s not the San Jose Police Department, it’s a private security company hired by frustrated neighbors.

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Sylvia Martinez shows an empty jewelry case after burglars broke into her family's home on December 13, 2014. (CBS)

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