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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A small plane crash into a San Jose home is the latest incident at a local airfield where neighborhood residents say it is a tragedy waiting to happen.
Competition for housing in Silicon Valley is stiffer than ever.
TechShop is going out of business, closing its headquarters on South Second Street as well as its 10 locations.
The vast majority of cars towed away off the streets of San Jose are never claimed by their owners because it’s too expensive to retrieve them, and workable solutions don’t appear close at hand.
There is a push to reassess the process of towing cars in San Jose in order to reduce the number of abandoned vehicles in the city’s tow yards.
A lawsuit filed against the San Jose Police Department accuses the department of singling out gay men during sting operations held several years ago.
KB Home executives toured their brand new subdivision in San Jose after homeowners reported construction problems, such as falling tiles.
A snake that was found on a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority bus last month is up for adoption, officials with the Peninsula Humane Society said Tuesday.
A pregnant Santa Rosa woman evacuated her family via bicycle as flames took over her neighborhood.
Beneath tall redwood trees on the Stanford University campus is a new park dedicated to Brock Turner’s victim.
A sleek card room that reopened Friday in the South Bay could be just the beginning of an entertainment transformation for San Jose, but is already at the center of a labor dispute.
Mexico’s quake-warning system may have saved lives but, in California, rollout of a similar system is still years away.
The owners of several San Jose businesses are trying to encourage action against two homeless men who have been damaging property and harassing their customers for more than a year.
San Jose’s chief of police is defending the fatal officer-involved shooting that led to the death of an unarmed man.
The 49ers are considering changes to Levi’s Stadium, after fans sweltered in the stands during the home opener.
A group of 17 football players at a community college in Gilroy claim they were wrongly given the boot from the team over alleged recruiting violations.
Undocumented workers from Mexico, allegedly held against their will and forced to work for a Hayward construction firm, have been rescued in an early morning raid by federal agents.
A new light tower could soon rise above downtown San Jose, a glowing symbol of the city that backers say would recall the past and inspire the future.
A Bay Area professor who sexually harassed one of his students is being allowed back in the classroom.
Thousands of students in San Jose will encounter something new when they return to campus this week: gender neutral bathrooms.
A man who was shot dead while he was pushing his three-month-old baby in a stroller in Hayward was likely targeted, according to investigators.
The San Jose Water Company denies that it intentionally double billed its customers.
Police in San Jose are now investigating a porch theft in which the resident caught the thieves red-handed, a day after a KPIX 5 report which showed surveillance footage of the crime.
A new example of what might be called the “Google effect” is leading real estate speculators to drop big money on properties in downtown San Jose.
Students at a Cupertino high school have been accused of creating a “kill list” targeting African-American students, and some parents are claiming the school district tried to cover it up.
Four months after a severe flood, protection may finally be coming to residents living near San Jose’s Coyote Creek.
A plan by Gilroy officials to chop down more than 200 trees has been uprooted because of a possible rule violation by city leaders.
Caltrain may soon raise fares substantially even though ridership keeps growing.
A Bay Area luxury development is offering great views, and Green Cards, to foreign investors.
Foster City’s levee must be replaced. But the city is debating whether or not to factor in expected sea level rise caused by global warming.
President Trump’s new tax plan could deal a heavy blow to some Bay Area homeowners, according to tax specialists.
There are new questions about how Sunnyvale is spending taxpayer money.
Big, fat strawberries are the latest roadside attraction in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties.
After struggling for years with slow emergency response times, San Jose firefighters will be literally getting the green light to get there faster.
It’s been two months since a massive slide cut off a section of Highway 35 in Santa Cruz, but it will still be some time before repairs are completed.
Drivers in the South Bay are complaining a ramp connecting two busy freeways is so bumpy that their vehicles are actually getting airborne as they drive over it.
Bay Area school districts are under pressure to stop asking questions about citizenship on student enrollment forms.
Three Santa Clara County deputies are being accused of beating a mentally ill inmate to death and their murder trial is now underway.
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.
A San Jose couple is resorting to extreme measures to find their beloved dog that has been missing for almost a month.