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

These high school students are racing solar-powered boats they built themselves

For the past seven months, they've been building boats equipped with steering capabilities, solar panels, batteries and motors.

Trump administration escalates California immigration feud

The U.S. attorney general told law enforcement officers Wednesday that the Justice Department sued California because state laws are preventing federal immigration agents from doing their jobs. Gov. Jerry Brown called him a liar.

Jackson family turkey giveaway celebrates 35th anniversary

Thousands of turkeys will be given away at the annual giveaway Tuesday in South L.A., and a Thanksgiving dinner will be hosted for hungry locals Thursday at Peppertree Park in Tustin.

2-year-old girl hit by tree limb in critical condition

The girl left the site of the fallen tree — the Linda Vista Children's Center in Pasadena — in critical condition shortly after noon.

Fire shuts down I5 southbound lanes in the Grapevine

A traffic accident involving two burning big rig trucks that sparked a brush fire shut down southbound lanes of Interstate 5 in the Grapevine during Thursday afternoon traffic, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Yarnell Hill Fire: The lone surviving firefighter shares his story

Nineteen firefighters died three years ago in a fire that burned 8,000 acres. The lone survivor, Brendan McDonough, told KPCC his story.

Gas prices are going up, but maybe not as much as you've heard

A report from Consumer Watchdog has SoCal residents cringing at the thought of gas prices sharply rising, but one expert says we're not in for a "fuel apocalypse."

El Niño rain: Tail-end of storms, high surf hits California

Forecasters predict significantly less rain Thursday than has pounded the state all week but warn that flash flooding is still possible into the afternoon.

9 booked on vandalism, conspiracy charges for 405 Freeway protest

The people allegedly involved in Wednesday's protest face possible charges of vandalism, blocking the freeway and conspiracy to commit those acts, California Highway Patrol officials said.

California state senator says reasoning behind drone bill vetoes is 'dumb'

One of the bills, Senate Bill 168, sought to address the issue of drones flying near fires and keeping firefighting aircraft from flying in the area.

Heat wave brought record temps, gives way to cooling trend

Records fell in Burbank and Lancaster, which both registered triple-digit heat on Sunday. Even coastal Long Beach hit 96 degrees, breaking its old record of 95 set in 1992.

Wildfires threaten structures near Azusa, Simi Valley

Two fast-moving wildfires broke out Friday near residential neighborhoods in L.A. and Ventura counties, threatening structures, fire officials said.

8 children hurt, 2 critically, by falling tree in Pasadena

Witnesses say the tree, which is dozens of feet tall, made a cracking sound and came down on children just as a summer day camp at the Kidspace Children's Museum.

Freeway closures: CalTrans to begin bridge demolition above 5 freeway

Officials expect the Carmenita Road Bridge demolition to take three weeks. During that time, they will close the Santa Ana freeway overnight seven days a week between Rosecrans and Valley View avenues.

Most Californians may have to pay $10 more per month for electricity

If you get your power from Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas and Electric or Pacific Gas and Electric, get ready to fork over more money to cover your electricity bills.