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
- CHP Academy’s Cook Honored For 50 Years On The JobRichard Lomax has been working in the California Highway Patrol kitchen for more than five decades – and he wouldn't have it any other way.
- As Recreational Legalization Vote Looms, Medical Pot Looks To Stay Ahead Of The CurveIn case the proposed recreational legislation passes this November, some cannabis advocates are positioning themselves to influence forming California’s marijuana's regulations.
- Interim UC Davis Chancellor Warns Students Of Sexual Assaults On And Off CampusThe interim chancellor at UC Davis released a troubling campus-wide email over the weekend.
- Fatal Crashes Between Cyclists, Cars On The Rise In West SacramentoA mixture of bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists are proving deadly along a heavily traveled road in West Sacramento.
- Not All Residents Happy As Officers Round Up Abandoned VehiclesTo the protest of some residents, hundreds of cars in Sacramento neighborhoods are being taken off the streets.
- Elk Grove Police Beef Up Patrols, Deploy Mobile Cameras After Recent RobberiesPolice in Elk Grove say the closer we get to the holidays, the more shoppers come out – and when there are more shoppers, they turn into easy targets for thieves.
- U-2 Pilot Killed In Crash Memorialized At Beale Air Force BaseWith full military glory, a fallen hero from Beale Air Force Base is remembered.
- Vista Del Lago High Parents Voice Concerns After 2 Students Struck By Drivers In A DaySchool officials say in both situations the students were in the crosswalk.
- Aging, Shrinking Church Congregation Puts North Highlands Food Pantry In JeopardyThis food closet has been around since 1979 and it distributes about $21,000 worth of food a week – and it's not the food that's expensive, but the utilities.
- New Grant Aims To Help Sacramento’s Homeless Find Permanent HousingA new Sacramento city-funded program is hoping to get people off the streets and into homes.
- Solano County, One Of Unhealthiest In State, Targeted With Fresh Food InitiativeSeveral stores in Solano County are undergoing major makeovers this week by offering healthier food options – all because health officials say Solano County residents face major health risks.
- Thousands Stolen From Lincoln Youth Football, Cheerleading GroupAlong with that stolen money, a bunch of Oakland Raiders tickets were in the cashbox. As a nonprofit, they’re able to purchase them wholesale and resell them for a profit.
- Rancho Cordova Housing Gives Veterans A Second ChanceDozens of veterans at the facility, man who are disabled or used to be homeless, say it’s giving them a second chance in life.
- Vacaville Middle School Students Get Lesson In Stopping CyberbullyingMiddle-school students learned tough lessons about the dangers of negativity on social media.
- Brigadier General Stops In Sacramento Area With Pitch For Female RecruitsBrigadier Gen. Donna Martin says her mission is to find women looking to start a new career in the Army.
- As Sacramento State Students Move In, School Starts Planning Their Move-OutJust 9 percent of Sacramento State students graduate on time, and to combat that, freshman who pledge to take 15 units a semester and get out in four years get added discounts and help from advisers.
- Sacramento Police Academy Put To The Test With High-Tech Scenario TrainingA new dangerous scenario simulator training for Sacramento Police Academy puts police to the test.
- Body Found Along American River Parkway Trail Raises ConcernsThe victim was found along the American River Parkway on Del Paso Boulevard, near Highway 160.
- Police: Burglar With Sombrero Raiding Unlocked Cars In FolsomSurveillance video shows the suspect opening up an unlocked car door and grabbing what was inside. Investigators say the sombrero helped haul away the illicitly gained goods.
- Calls Mount For Stockton Mayor To Resign Amid Strip Poker AllegationsCity Councilman Michael Blower joined the calls for Silva to step aside three months before the election.