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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Joshua Romero, Vice President of Associated Students at San Jose State University, was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence. (CBS)

San Jose State University Student Vice President Arrested For Domestic Violence

San Jose State University’s vice president of Associated Students was photographed by The Spartan Daily minutes after he was arrested on campus for domestic violence against his girlfriend.


San Jose Bacon Festival (YouTube/Spartan Daily)

San Jose Bacon Fest Postponed Due To Lack Of Available Police

Bacon lovers received bad news Wednesday when a San Jose festival featuring the favorite breakfast food was postponed due to a lack of available police officers to provide security.


Privates Beach gate (CBS)

Gate Still Closed At Privates Beach, Despite Coastal Commission Order

The battle over the fence around Privates Beach near Santa Cruz that is keeping the public out is heating up.


SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 22: A general view of Avaya Stadium prior to an MLS game between the Chicago Fire and San Jose Earthquakes on March 22, 2015 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Major League Soccer All-Stars To Play Against Arsenal In San Jose

Major League Soccer All-Star players have descended on San Jose to play against London’s Arsenal team.


South County Superior Court (CBS)

New Morgan Hill Courthouse, A Ghost Town

$60 million was spent on a new South County courthouse in Morgan Hill, but right now it remains mostly empty.


San Jose residents stranded by apartment fire, water damage. (CBS)

San Jose Apartment Fire, Water Damage Leaves Residents Stranded

Days after an electrical fire led to even greater sprinkler water damage at a low-income apartment building, residents remain stranded.


Access gate to Privates Beach in Santa Cruz on July 1, 2016. (CBS SF)

Santa Cruz’s Privates Beach Remains Defiantly Locked To The Public

The people responsible for a gate blocking access to Santa Cruz’s Privates Beach are digging in their heels.


Apple iPhone 6 (Getty Images)

Apple Working On Ways To Turn Off iPhone Cameras In Certain Locations

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Resort hotel proposed for Sand City on Monterey Bay. (CBS SF)

Proposed Resort On Monterey Coast Could Threaten Endangered Species’ Habitat

A proposed resort on Monterey Bay, that environmentalists say will threaten endangered species’ habitat, comes up for a vote.



San Jose Family Helps Homeless Relocate Then Cleans Up Downtrodden Pedestrian Tunnel

A San Jose family helped homeless residents living in a pedestrian tunnel relocate and is now cleaning up the downtrodden tunnel.




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