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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Rainstorms Give California Reservoirs A Much Needed Boost

A new report card shows an impressive boost to the Bay Area water supply.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/19/2016

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New Uniforms Leave American Airlines Employees Itching For Relief

About 1,600 American Airlines employees complained they were getting headaches and rashes from the wool fabric.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/02/2016

Proposed Facebook dorms. (KTGY Group)

Facebook Hopes To Build Employee Dorms, But Neighbors Have Other Ideas

Facebook’s plans include building dorms as well as two more large office buildings and a hotel.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/01/2016


Police Bad Behavior Often Hidden From Public

When Officer Noah Winchester was put on indefinite leave from the San Mateo Police Department last October, the public was left wonder why.

CBS San Francisco–11/17/2016

Thousands of protesters march in reaction to the election of Republican Donald Trump for President of the United States. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Teaching In The Age Of Trump Proves Tough For Some Educators

Teaching in the age of Trump is proving to be a tough lesson for some Bay Area educators.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/14/2016

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Bay Area Latinos Concerned About Deportation In Wake Of Election

The stakes of this election were particularly high for Latinos. With a Trump presidency sealed, the fear of deportation is weighing heavy on some Bay Area residents.


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Latinos Voting Early In California In Big Numbers

With early voting underway across America, two things are becoming clear – a surge of Latino voters is showing up at the polls – and it could help shape the outcome of the election.


San Jose Police Department (CBS)

San Jose Voters Showing Support For Police Staffing Measure

Voters in San Jose are being asked to settle a bitter dispute over police pensions.


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Female Big Wave Surfers Fight For Equity At Titans Of Mavericks

Female surfers insist that Titan of Mavericks organizers allow women to compete for the same cash reward as male surfers.


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Dog Bites Sending People To California Hospitals In Growing Numbers

A growing number of people in California are being sent to the hospital for dog bites.




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