Bianca Ramirez

Broadcast Production Manager, Operations

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Bianca Ramirez is Southern California Public Radio's Broadcast Production Manager for the Operations team. She's also SCPR's designated Chief Operator. Before taking on this role in mid-2018, Bianca was a Producer for KPCC’s award-winning newsroom, where she lead and directed local newscasts for Morning Edition with late host Steve Julian and All Things Considered with host Nick Roman.

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, and minor in Business Entrepreneurship 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

Edison worker killed after fire erupts in Huntington Beach electrical vault (Updated)

Smoke could be seen rising from the vault and rescue workers were waiting for Edison to turn off power to the vault before entering.

Bill would create California quake warning system

California could join Japan, Mexico and other earthquake-prone countries that alert residents to the approach of powerful shaking under a bill awaiting approval from Gov. Jerry Brown.

New ICE app tracks sexual predators and alerts public

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has launched a smartphone app to track sexual predators. The public can also report suspected predators.

Bills to free up carpool lanes, protect businesses head to Brown

Assemblyman Mike Gatto has authored three bills on the way to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk. One would free up carpool lanes to all commuters during non-peak hours.

Armenian Genocide memorial approved by Pasadena City Council

The Pasadena City Council has approved the city's first Armenian genocide monument. It will be built at Memorial Park.

Body found at fire in northern Los Angeles County

Homicide and arson detectives have been called to the scene of a small brush fire where a body has been found in the same area of a search for a missing college student.

Explosion rocks Santa Ana home improvement store

An explosion shook a home improvement store Wednesday morning in Santa Ana. It happened at 9 a.m. at Orchard Supply Hardware. No one was injured.

Search for missing 19-year old college student continues

The search continued Tuesday for a missing 19-year old college student who was traveling from northern California to visit his family in Laguna Niguel.

Newport Beach's Balboa Pier opens after Yacht crash

Balboa Pier in Newport Beach re-opened Monday for Labor Day visitors. The pier had been temporarily closed after a 55-foot yacht smashed onto it Sunday night.

Feds indict 30 linked to Southern California drug rings

During "Operation Mountain Top," Gerges says agents confiscated 92 pounds of meth — and 50 kilograms of cocaine.

12 charged with crimes against children in Inland Empire

Twelve people face federal charges for a variety of crimes related to the sexual exploitation of children, according to a news release from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Tennis ump charged with murdering husband sues for false arrest (PDF)

Tennis umpire Lois Goodman was accused of killing her husband with a coffee mug, but the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office dropped the charges. Read the full suit.

Calif., Canadian utility reach $750M settlement over energy crisis

A Canadian utility has agreed to what may be the largest settlement with electricity sellers for overcharging California ratepayers during the state's energy crisis more than a decade ago.

Man chases dog onto street in North Hollywood, both killed by bus

A Southern California man who chased his dog onto a street was hit by a bus and died, along with his pet. The dog was chasing a ball late Wednesday morning.

VIDEO: Man whose dog was shot by police pleads not guilty to multiple charges

A man whose Rottweiler dog was shot and killed by Hawthorne police pleaded not guilty Tuesday to multiple felony charges, including intimidating a witness.