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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Highway 1 Closed Due To Mudslides Near Big Sur

Huge mudslides are blocking a stretch of highway 1 in Big Sur.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/24/2017

Bay Area Trump Supporters Weigh In Prior To The Presidential Inauguration

Some of Donald Trump’s Bay Area supporters are looking forward to Inauguration Day.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/18/2017


San Jose Police Department Labor Agreement Includes A 20 Percent Raise

A tentative labor agreement gives officers cash bonuses and a 20 percent pay raise over the next three years.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/13/2017

Hwy 101 In Gilroy Reopens After Flooding, But Other Roads Remain Closed

Heavy rains flooded and closed roads throughout Gilroy and Morgan Hill this weekend.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/09/2017

Milpitas Mayor Lifts Phrases From Obama’s Inauguration Speech

The new mayor of Milpitas admits to plagiarizing parts of President Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential acceptance speech.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/21/2016

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

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

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

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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