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

Accused LA teachers no longer have to go to 'teacher jails'

LAUSD teachers accused of misconduct have long been forced to wait in so-called "rubber rooms" while their case is investigated. Starting Tuesday, they can wait at home.

Suspect dead, sheriff's deputy wounded in Long Beach shootout

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy was wounded after a shootout today in North Long Beach. The deputy's suspected assailant is dead.

LA County coroners prepare 44 unclaimed veterans' bodies

L.A. County spokesman David Sommers says that every year, the county and VA team up to bury the bodies of hundreds of veterans when no next of kin can be found.

Amber Alert: Father takes 2-year-old boy, abandons vehicle

An Amber Alert has been issued for a 2-year old boy in Boyle Heights. The boy's father allegedly took the family car and the toddler Friday morning.

Update: 405 Freeway carpool lane has opened

That new carpool lane on the northbound 405 Freeway we've been anxiously waiting for finally opened at about 4:30 a.m. Friday.

Sex offenders plead not guilty to 4 OC killings

Two convicted sex offenders have pleaded not guilty to raping and killing four women while wearing GPS monitors.

San Diego fires: 2 teens arrested; man charged with arson (updated)

With wildfires raging across the region, two SoCal teens were arrested on suspicion of setting two small fires, which authorities knocked down, and officials warned people to stay indoors because of poor air quality.

Pasadena public health director resigns amid controversy

The City of Pasadena's public health director has resigned amid controversy over sermons he gave, in which he criticized homosexuality.

San Diego Fires: New fires flare in San Marcos, Camp Pendleton

One of the nine fires burning in San Diego County suddenly flared Thursday afternoon and burned close to homes as new winds arrived.

710 freeway connector to close for 2 and a half years

The closure is part of a $1.2 billion bridge replacement project that involves additional lanes, a higher clearance for taller cargo ships, and a bike path and pedestrian walkway.

LA County Supervisor Gloria Molina endorses Hilda Solis to succeed her

Molina is termed out at the end of the year after more than two decades on the seat. The women met when Solis was a White House intern under President Carter and Molina was working for the administration.

Attorney: Shelly Sterling wants to keep LA Clippers (updated)

An attorney representing the estranged wife of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling says she will fight to retain her 50 percent ownership stake in the team.

Man pleads not guilty to murder charges in fatal LAPD hit-and-run

The Los Angeles County District Attorney alleges that Los Angeles man Mynor Varela was driving an SUV that slammed into a police cruiser, killing one officer and injuring another.

Off-duty police officer killed in motorcycle crash in Corona ID'd (updated)

An off-duty San Bernardino police officer was ejected after he was struck by a vehicle in the 91 westbound HOV lane and was struck by another vehicle on the 91 eastbound freeway.

Etiwanda Fire grows to 1K acres near Rancho Cucamonga, evacs lifted

Officials at the San Bernardino National Forest say mandatory evacuations have been lifted for residents near the burn area. The fire continues to spread.