Jeanine Ramirez: Bio
Jeanine Ramirez joined NY1 News in October 1996. She is the Brooklyn reporter primarily responsible for covering the borough’s more than 2.5 million people as well as its schools, politics, religions and neighborhoods. She also is the lead reporter on many Latino issues.
In addition to covering stories in Brooklyn and around the city, Ramirez has traveled to Havana, Cuba, for a special series on New York area businessmen finding a new market on the communist Caribbean island; to Vieques, Puerto Rico, to cover the protests and arrests of New York legislators at the Navy’s bombing range; and to Santo Domingo and other cities in the Dominican Republic to report on the devastation caused by Hurricane Georges.
She may also be seen on the anchor desk and out in the field reporting breaking news.
In 2002, Ramirez had the honor of marching as one of the Grand Marshals in the National Puerto Rican Day Parade up Fifth Avenue. She's received numerous recognitions for her work, including awards from the National Hispanic Media Coalition, New York Press Club, City & State, El Diario/La Prensa, State Senator Martin Golden, Brooklyn Tech Alumni Association, St. Nick's Alliance, Camp Brooklyn Fund, former Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Council of Supervisors and Administrators (CSA) Latino Caucus, Brooklyn College, Latino Coalition for Fair Media, Prospect Park Alliance Boricua Festival, Sunset Park Lions Club, Professional People of Color, former City Comptroller William Thompson and former Brooklyn Borough President Howard Golden.
A native Brooklynite, Ramirez majored in communications both at Brooklyn Technical High School, where she was a member of ASPIRA and at Fordham University, where she was captain of the school's dance team Ram Rhythm.
She landed her first TV news job at WPIX-TV, where she was a field producer, writer and production assistant. She then packed her bags and moved to Texas, where she reported, anchored and hosted the weekly syndicated Latino music program Colores del Barrio for the NBC affiliate in Midland-Odessa, KWES-TV.
Ramirez is a proud member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.