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

Metro opens mobile command center for Century Crunch traffic

During the weekend long construction, crews will demolish an old railroad bridge at Aviation and Century boulevards to make way for the Crenshaw/LAX light rail line.

USC doctors perform robot-assisted surgery on prostate patient with new technology

Doctors at Keck Medical Center of USC have performed California's first robotic-assisted surgical procedure on a patient with advanced prostate cancer with latest technology.

215 Freeway closed in Riverside after partial bridge collapse

A semi truck crashed on the 215 near Perris, causing part of a bridge under construction to come down. The northbound side remains closed.

Stolen iPhone leads to 15-year-old girl's death

Santa Ana Police are asking for the public's help in tracking down a man who stole a 15-year-old girl's iPhone, setting off a chain of events that ended in her death.

UCLA prof reaches settlement after fire killed research assistant

The deal calls for the professor to prepare inner-city students for college chemistry for five years, perform 800 hours of community service and pay a $10,000 fine.

San Marino mayor resigns after dog poop scandal

San Marino Mayor Dennis Kneier resigned Wednesday a week and a half after video of the mayor tossing a bag of dog poop on his neighbor's yard went viral.

Occidental declines to make bid for Obama presidential library

Occidental College is not entering a bid to house a presidential library for Obama. The foundation developing Obama's future presidential library received 13 applications.

New Grammys rules include allowing samples in Song of the Year

It's a sign of the changing face of music, with samples included in a variety of genres — the Grammys had previously only allowed samples in the best rap song category.

Vergara trial: Calif. judge says state teacher protections unconstitutional (updated)

The ruling finds that California teacher tenure, firing and discipline procedures are unconstitutional because they violate children’s right to an adequate education.

Kaiser, LA launch summer swim program for disadvantaged

A Kaiser spokeswoman estimated about 6,000 people will take advantage of the program, which provides free swimming lessons for low-income children and adults at city pools.

Vote counting continues in Southern California primary

Tuesday's primary voting is over, but the counting continues as there are still 165,00 ballots that haven't been processed in Los Angeles County.

Update: Metrolink investigating train engine fire in Irvine

All passengers were safely evacuated after a locomotive engine caught fire and forced a train to stop in Irvine. Investigators are looking into the cause of the fire.

Man taken into custody following Pierce College lockdown (updated)

A lockdown at the Woodland Hills college campus occurred after police received a call Friday morning about an allegedly suicidal man who authorities feared may be armed.

Isla Vista shootings: Students return to class after rampage

Classes resumed Wednesday at UC Santa Barbara following last Friday's killing spree in the small seaside community of Isla Vista.

4 dead in Mission Viejo murder-suicide

The deaths of four people found in a Mission Viejo home on Tuesday morning were the result of a murder-suicide, the Orange County's Sheriff's Department says.