Ron Jones began his television career in 1988 while working as an officer for the Oakland Police Department. Not only did he patrol the streets of Oakland as an officer but he was featured in cable television commercials related to crime prevention. He was later given the opportunity to write, produce, and host numerous crime prevention and public affairs shows for the City of Oakland called “Bay Area Crime Watch” and “OPD on TV”. Those shows featured wanted people in Northern California and crime prevention tips.
His talents later landed him on local cable television public affairs show called “City Speaks” where he co-anchored with now KPIX Evening Magazine host Malou Nubla. Ron was later promoted to sergeant and became the public information officer for OPD in 1994.
After being inspired and mentored by KPIX reporter Sherri Hu, he left OPD and ventured out of law enforcement and was offered his first television news reporter job with CBS affiliate WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia. While there, he was quickly promoted to weekend news anchor and reporter. In 1996, his television talents then brought him back to his Northern California roots where he worked as the weekend anchor for seven years for KCRA. During his tenure at KCRA, he covered everything from crime to education in the central valley. In 2001 Ron temporary left the news business to take care of his ailing parents.
Ron returned to the Bay Area in 2003 to join the KPIX family in San Francisco as he co-anchored for the weekend morning show with Sydney Kohara.
In 2004, Ron joined CBS13, where he is currently the weekend anchor.
Ron is married to his high school sweetheart. Together they have four children.
Ron’s recent stories
- Placer County Seeking Landlords To Help Homeless VeteransThere are countless homeless veterans in Placer County, so now homeless advocates are doing all they can to get the word out.
- Women Hope Training Leads To Better Life Outside Of PrisonSome of the women are coming out of prison in less than 30 days and are hoping to find a career.
- River City Brewing Finding Success In Carmichael After Leaving Downtown SacramentoThe owners of River City Brewing Company, a Downtown Sacramento staple for more than 20 years, say they were pushed out when the Golden 1 Center moved in.
- Lockeford Gas Station Owner Scares Would-Be Robbers With Golf ClubMohammed Siddique says he’s owned it since 2007, and this has never happened to him before. But he was still ready for the would-be robbers.
- Folsom Businesses Worry Amgen Tour Of California Cost ThemJust feet away from the fast-moving cyclists were cars slowly pushing through a narrow lane of traffic near Hillswood Drive.
- West Sacramento Playground Hit By VandalsThe Summerfield Park playground was targeted by vandals, leaving children and parents to find their play haven spraypainted and defaced.
- Plan Could Bring Free Plumbing Help To Sacramento Low-Income FamiliesThe Sacramento City Council is considering approving a program that would help the financially strapped families identify and repair leaking pipes.
- Elk Grove Boulevard Closure Hitting Old Town BusinessesElk Grove Boulevard between First and School streets will be closed until Friday as Union Pacific fixes its railroad tracks in Old Town.
- Sacramento Vocational Schools Focused On Breaking Cycle Of Crime, PovertyThe courses are nontraditional, focusing on hands-on vocational skills to guide them to college or paid apprenticeship programs.
- California Rice Farmers Optimistic After Wet Winter, SpringWhen it comes to California rice, 97 percent of it is grown in the Sacramento region. But California’s drought left a lot of rice fields barren.
- Army Dress, Grooming Changes Open Door To Sikh CommunityThere’s a major shift in dress and grooming policies in place for those wishing to enter the military, but not compromise their faith.
- Lodi Teacher Accused Of DUI, Hit-And-Run CrashThe California Highway Patrol says Gary Wayne Young, 59, was arrested in front of his Galt home over the weekend.
- Sutter County Weighs Disaster Declaration After Hail Storm Pelts CropsSutter County Agricultural Commissioner Lisa Herbert says she is so concerned about the damage, she says she may have to call the feds for help.
- Parents Notified 6 Months After Accusations Against Sacramento TeacherThe superintendent of Capital Christian School has he had an obligation not to tell anyone.
- White Supremacist Letters In Downtown Sacramento Worry ResidentsHe believes they were left overnight on windshields of neighbors near 13th and P streets, just blocks from the state Capitol.
- Hundreds Honor Fallen California Officers In SacramentoA sea of motorcycle officers carpeted the street in front of the west steps of the Capitol as ceremonial bagpipes tugged at the heartstrings.
- Sacramento State Students Pitch Solutions To World ProblemsSacramento State students are being pressured to solve major world problems in 15 minutes or less as part of the first Strong 2016 problem-solving competition.
- Sacramento School Districts Need Bus Drivers; No Experience RequiredBecause of retirements and the rapid expansion of communities and new school construction, the need for bus drivers is great.
- Elk Grove Officials Say Crackdown On Overgrown Hedges A Safety IssueThey say overgrown hedges obstruct the view of drivers, creating a potentially dangerous situation.
- Video Of Woman Walking Dog Alongside Car Raises Animal Cruelty ConcernsThe video appears to show a lazy dog walker at best, but at it’s worst, it’s a case of animal cruelty.