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

Watch the US Women's soccer team train in Southern California

Soccer fans Saturday will get a chance to watch the U.S. Women’s soccer team train at the Home Depot Center in Carson before they take on Australia at the stadium Sunday.

UK foundation donates $10 million to UCLA's history department

A British foundation has awarded UCLA’s history department $10 million dollars. The gift from the Arcadia Fund is the largest in the department’s history.

Eastbound 60 Freeway reopened after explosive canisters

UPDATE: All lanes are now open.

Lightning strike sparks Buck Fire in Riverside

Investigators have determined a lightning strike sparked the Buck Fire in Riverside County.

Wild weather hits Riverside County

A flash flood watch is in effect through Monday in Riverside County as the region continues to experience some pretty wild weather.

Single-engine plane crashes in Westwood, kills 1

A small plane has crashed into the 2100 block of Glendon Avenue, a residential neighborhood in West Los Angeles, killing at least one on board.

3 reasons you must see Mexico-Brazil Olympic soccer

A local expert gives us the lowdown on what promises to be one of the most intense soccer games ever.

Brush fire burns off 101 Freeway, causes traffic nightmare

Firefighters in Ventura County have a brush fire in the Conejo Grade near the 101 Freeway fully contained after it burned 25 acres and caused a traffic nightmare.

'Plain Jane Bandit' allegedly robs 6 banks in SoCal

U.S. Bank has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the “Plain Jane Bandit.”

2 Freeway open at Mountain Street after brush fire

Firefighters in Glendale have put out a 2-acre brush fire near the 2 Freeway at Mountain Street. The blaze was sparked around noon.

Light rail disruptions displace passengers to buses

Technical problems caused delays on the Metro Expo Line today and into the evening, disabling trains between 23rd Street and Expo Park Station.

Wildfire forces evacuations in San Luis Obispo

Cal Fire spokeswoman Tina Rose said the rough terrain and dry brush make it difficult for the hundreds of firefighters on the fire to control the flames.

Metro trains to run until 2 a.m. on weekends

Metro has announced extended hours on all its rail lines, pushing the surface til 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The system's even looking into the possibility of 24-hour service.

Pasadena's Kidspace museum explores playground physics

The Kidspace Children’s Museum in Pasadena Thursday unveiled its new Robert & Mary Galvin Physics Forest.

Santa Monica moves foward with a new smoking ban

The city of Santa Monica is moving forward with a new smoking ban—this time for new apartment renters.