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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Bay Area Schools Rethink Collecting Students’ Citizenship Data

Bay Area school districts are under pressure to stop asking questions about citizenship on student enrollment forms.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–04/04/2017

3 Santa Clara Deputies Stand Trial For Murder Of Mentally Ill Inmate

Three Santa Clara County deputies are being accused of beating a mentally ill inmate to death and their murder trial is now underway.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/21/2017

Half Moon Bay’s Old Flower Greenhouses Being Eyed For Pot Cultivation

The city of Half Moon Bay says tourism alone isn’t enough to keep it thriving long-term and that pot production would bring more jobs.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/13/2017

San Jose Couple Postpones Wedding To Search For Beloved Dog

A San Jose couple is resorting to extreme measures to find their beloved dog that has been missing for almost a month.


Menlo Park Engineering Group Aims High In Musk’s Hyperloop Challenge

Engineers in Menlo Park are hoping their work on Elon Musk’s Hyperloop will make the project’s planned 700 mile-an-hour trips to and from Los Angeles a reality.


San Jose Family Sues Soy Nut Butter Manufacturer Over Boy’s E. Coli Sickness

A Bay Area family has filed the first lawsuit over an outbreak of a dangerous E. coli strain linked to soy nut butter.


San Jose To Offer Unlimited Large Item Pick-Ups To Reduce Dumping

Officials in San Jose who have been trying to crack down on illegal dumping are now attempting a different approach by targeting the trash at its source.


Agents Bust Violent Street Gang In Santa Cruz

The Department of Homeland Security and Santa Cruz police busted what was described as a violent street gang early Monday morning.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/13/2017

Anderson Dam KCBS Photo

Anderson Reservoir Is So Full Of Water That It’s Seismically Unsafe

South Bay water officials are urgently trying to lower a reservoir to reduce pressure on a shaky dam.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/10/2017

Woman And Child Escape Los Gatos Home Destroyed In Mudslide

A woman and her child narrowly escaped their home as a mudslide came down on their house.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/08/2017



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