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

Pomona construction site evacuated, 8 hospitalized

About 300 people were evacuated Tuesday afternoon after people complained of eye irritation, minor rashes and respiratory problems.

Gold Line still partially closed following big rig collision

Metro's Gold Line remains closed Friday between Lake and Sierra Madre Villa in Pasadena. A big rig carrying a tractor landed on the tracks Thursday and damaged a power pole.

FasTrak Express Lanes could continue on 10, 110 freeways

The Metro Board voted after reviewing an analysis that found the Express Lanes did speed up the commute for some drivers at certain times.

Glendale police seek arsonist behind series of fires

Glendale Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest related to a series of arson fires in recent months.

Report: 'FasTrack' program shaved about 2 mins off I-10, 110 drivetime

Solo drivers who paid extra to use those express lanes on the 10 and 110 Freeways over the past year generally got to their destinations faster than those who didn't pay.

Officials offer $75,000 reward in deaths of South LA mother, son

L.A. city and police officials Thursday announced a $75,000 reward leading to the conviction of whomever is responsible for the deaths of a 28-year-old mother and her toddler.

Boat full of marijuana washes up in Malibu, 3 arrested (updated)

Authorities are investigating the 30-foot panga boat filled with bundles of marijuana that are estimated to weigh one ton.

SoCal to receive twin storms on Monday, Tuesday nights

A storm system will make its way down to L.A. from the Bay Area Monday night, where it's expected to add a few drops of relief to SoCal's record drought.

Update: OC cities weigh emergency declaration after quakes

More than 100 tremors have rattled the region, with the largest yet Saturday afternoon. Residents have begun returning to evacuated homes in Fullerton.

Van Buren Fire burns 80 acres in Riverside County

Firefighters in Riverside County are battling an 80-acre wildfire in the area of Thermal, just south of Coachella. The fire is now 20 percent contained.

Encino man charged for 3 pipe bombs found in his car

L.A. County prosecutors charged an Encino man in connection with the discovery of three pipe bombs in his car during a traffic stop earlier this week in Northridge.

Burn center founder Dr. A. Grossman dies at 81

Dr. A. Richard Grossman, a plastic surgeon who founded an internationally-known burn-treatment center in Los Angeles, has died. He was 81.

Pine Fire: Brush fire burns near Gorman in north LA County

A brush fire has broken out in the rural Gorman area of northern L.A. County. The Fire Department says it has burned 150 acres and is 35 percent contained.

Blind man falls under oncoming Metro train, survives unscathed

The blind man, a 47-year-old L.A. resident, lay flat next to the rails and the train passed over him. It stopped with the man beneath the second of six cars.

Israeli PM's visit will cause closures, traffic tie-ups

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be in the Southland through Thursday, and authorities warned the public of traffic tie-ups on Los Angeles' Westside.