Bianca Ramirez Associate Producer

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Bianca Ramirez is an associate producer for KPCC’s award-winning newsroom. Bianca has a minor in Business Entrepreneurship and certificate in professional events planning. While doing her undergrad studies at CSULB, she was a technical adviser and segment producer for Advanced Media Production.

Ramirez grew up in South Los Angeles and still calls the region her home. A first-generation college graduate, she earned a Bachelors of Arts in Broadcast Journalism at Cal State Long Beach in 2008. That same year, she also joined the KPCC team.

Ramirez's favorite quick-getaway destination is Santa Barbara. (She loves that 72-degree-ocean-breeze weather!)


Stories by Bianca Ramirez

UCLA prof reaches settlement after fire killed research assistant

The deal calls for the professor to prepare inner-city students for college chemistry for five years, perform 800 hours of community service and pay a $10,000 fine.

San Marino mayor resigns after dog poop scandal

San Marino Mayor Dennis Kneier resigned Wednesday a week and a half after video of the mayor tossing a bag of dog poop on his neighbor's yard went viral.

Occidental declines to make bid for Obama presidential library

Occidental College is not entering a bid to house a presidential library for Obama. The foundation developing Obama's future presidential library received 13 applications.

New Grammys rules include allowing samples in Song of the Year

It's a sign of the changing face of music, with samples included in a variety of genres — the Grammys had previously only allowed samples in the best rap song category.

Vergara trial: Calif. judge says state teacher protections unconstitutional (updated)

The ruling finds that California teacher tenure, firing and discipline procedures are unconstitutional because they violate children’s right to an adequate education.

Kaiser, LA launch summer swim program for disadvantaged

A Kaiser spokeswoman estimated about 6,000 people will take advantage of the program, which provides free swimming lessons for low-income children and adults at city pools.

Vote counting continues in Southern California primary

Tuesday's primary voting is over, but the counting continues as there are still 165,00 ballots that haven't been processed in Los Angeles County.

Update: Metrolink investigating train engine fire in Irvine

All passengers were safely evacuated after a locomotive engine caught fire and forced a train to stop in Irvine. Investigators are looking into the cause of the fire.

Man taken into custody following Pierce College lockdown (updated)

A lockdown at the Woodland Hills college campus occurred after police received a call Friday morning about an allegedly suicidal man who authorities feared may be armed.

Isla Vista shootings: Students return to class after rampage

Classes resumed Wednesday at UC Santa Barbara following last Friday's killing spree in the small seaside community of Isla Vista.

4 dead in Mission Viejo murder-suicide

The deaths of four people found in a Mission Viejo home on Tuesday morning were the result of a murder-suicide, the Orange County's Sheriff's Department says.

Accused LA teachers no longer have to go to 'teacher jails'

LAUSD teachers accused of misconduct have long been forced to wait in so-called "rubber rooms" while their case is investigated. Starting Tuesday, they can wait at home.

Suspect dead, sheriff's deputy wounded in Long Beach shootout

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy was wounded after a shootout today in North Long Beach. The deputy's suspected assailant is dead.

LA County coroners prepare 44 unclaimed veterans' bodies

L.A. County spokesman David Sommers says that every year, the county and VA team up to bury the bodies of hundreds of veterans when no next of kin can be found.

Amber Alert: Father takes 2-year-old boy, abandons vehicle

An Amber Alert has been issued for a 2-year old boy in Boyle Heights. The boy's father allegedly took the family car and the toddler Friday morning.