Sandra Ramirez

1.Hometown: El Paso

2.Alma Mater: UTEP #picksup, Andress High School

3.Where did you work before coming to KTSM? I worked behind the scenes as the morning show producer for KTSM from 2010-2012 before transitioning on-air as a reporter for KTSM and anchor for KDBC until 2015. I spent the next three years as a reporter and anchor at KOAT in Albuquerque. My family, friends and love for El Paso brought me back in 2018!

4. Favorite Spot in our community? New favorite: Watching the Chihuahas play at Southwest University Park! Classic Favorite: Tom Lea Park off Rim Road. It’s a great view of the city, El Paso High (my mom’s Alma Mater), and I can see the spot where my grandma’s old house was from up there.

5.Tell us about your pets or family. I have two older brothers and one older sister, who blessed me with 7 nephews and 1 niece. I’m a fourth generation El Pasoan and my mom had 11 siblings so I have A LOT of aunts, uncles and cousins! And then there’s Brewtus! The cutest, smelliest, friendliest English bulldog!

6.If someone were to play you in a movie, who would you want it to be?  America Ferrera. I love that she embraces her Latina roots. And it’s a plus that her husband is from El Paso, so I think the odds are pretty likely!

7.Favorite story you’ve worked on? Pope Francis’ visit to Juarez was the most spiritually rewarding story of my career. I was working in Albuquerque at the time and traveled to El Paso/Juarez for a week. I was inspired by the unwavering faith of the people who traveled from all over for the chance to see the Pope speak. It was such a powerful experience to be in his presence so close to home.

8.Who is your biggest hero? My late Mom was the strongest, wisest, funniest person I’ve ever met. And everything I do is to make her proud.

9.Favorite musician: Mariah Carey! Don’t judge, you probably sing along to her songs in the car, too!

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