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

Crews report 75 percent containment in Castaic

Santa Clarita Sheriffs officials say evacuation orders for 19 homes on Elk Ridge Rd and Vista Point Place have been lifted, as the fire continues toward Castaic Lake.

Theater chain to offer deaf patrons closed-captioning glasses

The glasses project holographic captions in front of the moviegoer's eyes, even enabling the wearer to adjust the font size as needed.

Grand Fire burns at least 3,000 acres in Kern County

Kern County Fire officials say the quickly-burning Grand Fire is now 10 percent contained, and has spread into Los Angeles County.

Update: Officers search home near Palmdale area where pitbulls mauled, killed jogger

NBCLA reports animal control and officers have removed several dogs from a home near Palmdale where several pitbulls reportedly mauled and killed a jogger Thursday.

2,000 California birth certificates found in unsecure location

If you were born in 1974 in one of several California counties, officials say your Social Security and other personal information may have been at risk.

Firefighters knock down 20-acre grass fire in Redlands

Firefighters in Redlands this afternoon knocked down a grass fire that burned 20 acres off the the eastbound 10 Freeway near the Wabash exit.

UPDATE: Camarillo Springs Fire at 8,000 acres, only 10 percent contained (photos)

Two agricultural buildings that burned Thursday afternoon have caused concerns that pesticides and other harmful substances could make their way into the air.

MAP: 2 major fires burning in Riverside County; 5 structures damaged

A fire in Riverside that spread to four nearby residential structures has grown to 12 acrest. The wildfire near Banning that started Wednesday is 40 percent contained.

Updated: 1 dead as plane crashes, another belly lands in LA County

A search is underway for possible victims of a small plane crash in Calabasas. The crash happened in a remote area near Malibu Creek State Park around 2 p.m.

Sierra Club backs comprehensive immigration reform

The 112-year-old nonprofit group says undocumented immigrants are most affected by pollution but least able to fight for environmental protection.

Disney fined for violating worker safety rules

California regulators fined Disney nearly $235,000 for violating safety regulations the agency said led a worker to fall off Space Mountain.

Group wins bid to save Mt. Rubidoux cross

A Riverside group made up of three nonprofits has won a bid to save the cross that sits atop a peak in Mt. Rubidoux Park.

UPDATE: Missing 10-year old Northridge girl found; 2 suspects sought

“She basically is in shock right now. She’s walking. She’s talking. She’s conversing with the officers and with the FBI agents and with the doctors and the nurses in the hospital.”

Developer used SB Airport Authority as a "piggy bank," say prosecutors

San Bernardino County prosecutors have charged an airport developer with conspiracy and perjury.

UPDATE: SoCal Catholics welcome news of 1st Latin American pope (photos)

The Los Angeles Archdiocese's 4.2 million Catholics greeted news Wednesday of a new pope, Argentine cardinal Jorge Bergoglio.