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

Cecil Hotel body: Test turns up no bad bacteria in water, but more tests needed

Water tested from the hotel tank where Canadian tourist Elisa Lam's body was found this week did not contain any live bacteria associated with human waste.

The long, dark history of the Hotel Cecil

Authorities still don't know how a tourist ended up dead in a water tank back in 2013, but the hotel has a long and sordid history.

Latin Jazz category returns to Grammy Awards

Two years after NARAS erased Latin Jazz as an awards category, Sunday's 55th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles will once again select a Best Latin Jazz Album.

LA middle school teacher charged in alleged molestation of 3 teen girls

A Los Angeles middle school teacher has been arrested and charged with allegedly molesting three teenage girls.

Whale sushi: Santa Monica restaurant, 2 chefs indicted

The indictment accuses the now-closed restaurant "The Hump" and sushi chefs Kiyoshiro Yamamoto and Susumu Ueda of conspiring to import and sell whale meat.

UPDATE: Bomb making materials found at Riverside home

Federal authorities are examining a house in Riverside loaded with possible explosives. They have resumed their search of the home Thursday morning.

UPDATE: LAUSD teacher arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing 20 children

LAUSD fourth grade teacher Robert Pimental, 57, was arrested Wednesday by LAPD for allegedly sexually abusing 19 children and one adult.

Minivan crash kills 3 , injures 6 in Redlands

Authorities in Redlands are trying to find out what caused a deadly head-on collision this morning between two vehicles in a residential area.

WANTED: FBI offers $100,000 reward for AK-47 Bandit (bonus audio)

The FBI Wednesday announced a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the so-called "AK-47 Bandit."

Groups may buy Mt. Rubidoux cross site in Riverside County

Three Riverside non-profit groups have teamed up to bid on an iconic cross that’s been at the center of a legal battle over its display on public land.

Honda Center adds 150 jobs to get ready for the NHL’s return

The Anaheim Ducks could return to the ice as soon as Jan. 19 if NHL players approve a new contract after a league-wide lockout.

UPDATE: Body of 19-year-old woman missing since New Year's found

Authorities found Sarah Alarid's body near her car, which apparently plunged hundreds of feet off a mountain cliff north of Los Angeles.

Rose Parade Grand Marshal Jane Goodall on conservation

Primate expert Jane Goodall is the grand marshal for Tuesday’s 124th Tournament of Roses Parade. She spoke with KPCC about her focus on global conservation.

Rose Bowl rivals collaborate on humanitarian project

The competitors in the 99th Rose Bowl game Monday will pool their efforts off the field to help pack food for hungry Angelenos.

Witness led police to suspect who set homeless woman ablaze

LAPD said an eyewitness helped lead investigators to the 24-year old suspect they believe set a homeless woman on fire early Thursday morning in Van Nuys.