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
- 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.
- Proposed Bill Would Fine Jurors $1,500 For Social Media PostsSome worry a single tweet could compromise a verdict or leak important information about a case and cause a mistrial.
- Police: Former President Admits Embezzling From Foothill Farms Little LeagueInvestigators say Mistina Treadway, 34, showed up at the Citrus Heights Police Department, and once she got in front of a detective, she confessed.
- ATM Shoulder Surfers On The Rise, Fairfield Police WarnPolice say the victims are so focused on their transaction, they have no idea that someone else is focused on them.
- High-School Teachers Learn Tech Lessons For StudentsA two-day workshop is meant to help teach how to teach their students to improve their future value in the workplace.
- Murder Suspect Somehow Slips Dragnet In Fairfield, Still On The LooseThe search continues for Kyle Matthew Amos, 28, who police believe is connected to a homicide near Grange Middle School earlier this month.
- Teen Accused Of Driving Into Sacramento Child’s Bedroom, TwiceThe pile of sheetrock and rubble was once his 7-year-old daughter’s room. In that pile is a child’s bed.
- Construction Jobs On The Rebound With Industry Eager For WorkersIt’s a dilemma facing dozens of construction companies in the area—after years of soft building and layoffs, now they need more workers.
- Roadside Swabbing Bill Draws Ire Of Medical Marijuana AdvocatesSenate Bill 1462 would allow officers to take roadside swab samples when they believe a drive is impaired from illegal or prescription drugs.
- Volunteers Bringing More Than Fresh Coat Of Paint To Del Paso BoulevardA group of nonprofit volunteers, including Rick Eaton with the Sierra Service Project, say they’re rebranding the neighborhood block by block in hopes of resurrecting yesteryear.
- Dessert Makers Trying To Cope As Price Of Vanilla Beans Shoots UpThe price of vanilla ice cream and other sweet treats could be going up.
- After Repealing Nightclub Moratorium, Davis Readies For Picnic DayWith Davis’ recent issues with nightclubs and bars, the question is what is the city doing for Picnic Day, which is just 10 days away.
- Residents Say New Overpass Creates Deadly Shortcut From Interstate 5Residents who live on the quiet and tranquil roadway parallel to the Sacramento River say they’re seeing an increase in collisions in their neighborhood.
- Police Search For Man Who Assaulted 2 Women At Cosumnes River CollegeAfter two sexual assaults on Friday, Cosumnes River College police are asking students to stay vigilant and alert.
- Yuba City Catholic Church Volunteer Accused Of Child MolestationHe faces child molestation charges in Pima County, Arizona, but federal investigators aren’t revealing the details of the sexual assault case, and there’s no word on similar allegations in the Central Valley.
- Kick-In Burglars Targeting Davis Homes Where Residents Are AwayIt’s the little things that can lead to big losses; newspapers and mail left out for days, porch lights left on all day and night, and inferior locks not keeping criminals out.