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

Silver Fire: Evacuations ordered for 5,000-acre wildfire (map)

Firefighters were battling the quickly growing "Silver Fire" between Banning and Idyllwild Wednesday afternoon, which has burned 5,000 acres so far.

Falls Fire: Evacuations lifted ; 4 firefighters injured (updated)

Evacuations have been lifted for the communities of Decker Canyon and Lakeland Village, Cal Fire says. Residents of several communities can return home with CHP escort.

Eddie 'Piolín' Sotelo releases statement; denies sexual harassment allegations

Sotelo wrote in Spanish that the accusations made by Beto Cortez were false. He said he is saddened that his longtime friend has gone to such lengths just to make a buck.

Glendora police nearly fire on film crew shooting armed robbery scene

Glendora police narrowly avoided firing on the cast of a film set Wednesday after receiving "frantic" reports of an armed robbery.

Update: California Fish and Wildlife mourns loss of spokesman

Michael Taugher was found unresponsive in the water Saturday. Lifeguards, firefighters and paramedics tried to revive Taugher.

5 human cases of West Nile virus reported in LA County

Five people have been infected with the West Nile virus, the first confirmed human cases in Los Angeles County for 2013, local health officials said Thursday. All are recovering.

12 SoCal suspected child predators arrested during 'Operation iGuardian'

Federal law-enforcement officials have arrested 255 people in a nationwide crackdown on internet child sex crimes, including 12 in Southern California.

Evacuated UC students return to California after Egypt stay

A group of UC students who had been evacuated from Egypt due to the turmoil in the country is back in California Friday.

State lawmakers approve parking meter bill

State lawmakers approved legislation on Wednesday that would allow California motorists to park at broken meters without fear of being ticketed.

Watts students build a prosthetic arm for under $40

Four students from Watts recently won a national engineering design competition by building a low-cost prosthetic arm.

SoCal astronaut on being part of new space exploration age

NASA now has a new group of astronauts that could push the boundaries of space exploration. One of those astronauts is Victor Glover of Pomona.

Authorities seize nearly 3,000 lbs of illegal Chinese fireworks

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies are trying to find out how three men near the City of Industry got a hold of about 3,000 pounds of illegal Chinese fireworks.

Woman fatally stabbed in Hollywood tourist center

A woman was killed on Tuesday night after taking pictures of panhandlers at the heavily touristed intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue.

Red flag warning as fires burn throughout Southland

The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for the Los Angeles and Ventura county mountains as fires continued to burn in the region.

6-car pileup on 14 north reportedly caused by wrong-way driver

Authorities said emergency responders were working with about a dozen possible patients and had called in a helicopter to help.