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

North Hollywood house fire blamed on old Christmas tree

"The tree appeared to be lifelike to the residents, but sadly beneath that veneer of green was a significant danger," said LA Fire spokesman Brian Humphrey.

SoCal rain: Storm brings flash flooding; cars stranded in Torrance

Torrents of rain have been falling on a section of Los Angeles County, flooding streets and leaving several cars stranded.

Downtown LA fire: $10M damage estimate, update on p.m. commute

A massive fire Monday destroyed a still-under-construction apartment complex along the 110 freeway, damaged the LADWP headquarters, and shut portions of two major freeways.

Former LA Councilman Alarcon turns himself in for house arrest

Former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon surrendered Friday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. to begin serving a 120-day term for voter fraud and perjury.

San Bernardino to pay pensions despite bankruptcy

The city of San Bernardino has agreed to pay the California Public Employees' Retirement System all that it owes in bankruptcy proceedings.

Garden Grove's first Vietnamese-American mayor plans to be a hands-on leader

Garden Grove Unified School District Trustee Bao Nguyen said he plans to be a hands-on leader as the city's newest mayor. Nguyen beat incumbent Bruce Broadwater.

LAPD moves forward with Taser-brand body cameras

The Taser camera the LAPD chose fits on the chest of an officer, while the other cameras looked at fit on the ear, hat or sunglasses of an officer.

CSUN awarded nearly $22 million to help boost diversity

California State University, Northridge has been awarded nearly $22 million to help boost diversity in the biomedical workforce across the country.

Bowers Museum displays rare 3,000-year-old Chinese bronzes

The exhibition, "China's Lost Civilization: The Mystery of Sanxingdui," features elephant tusks, ancient jades, monumental bronzes and a life-sized statue of a nobleman.

Heat wave continues sweeping SoCal, including Dodger Stadium

Fire departments across Southern California are on heightened alert this weekend as the region endures another heat wave.

Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo shot and killed; wife held

Bell Gardens' mayor Daniel Crespo has been shot during a domestic dispute; police are holding his wife, Levette, who allegedly shot him several times.

A bigger chance of El Niño returning in 2014, but with little rain

Chances are improving that we might get an El Niño weather pattern this winter, but that doesn't mean it will bring a lot of much-needed rain.

California DMV moving forward with immigrant driver's licenses

California DMV moves forward with immigrant driver's licenses, after feds approve design changes

New Santa Ana wind prediction tool could help alert residents to wildfires

The Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index, announced Wednesday, will classify the fire threat potential of the notoriously hot, dry and strong "devil wind" so familiar to area residents.

More downpours possible day after damaging SoCal storms

Forecasters posted flash flood watches Wednesday for mountains and deserts from north of Los Angeles through inland counties to the east and south to the U.S.-Mexico border.