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
- Suspect In Burglary Of Oak Park Non-Profit Caught On VideoAn alleged burglary suspect was caught on camera, and the building owner is determined to catch him.
- Front Street Shelter Using Pokémon GO To Encourage Free-Adoption EventIt's part of a nationwide campaign called Clear the Shelters. A local animal shelter is using Pokémon GO to get pets into homes.
- Pokémon Go May Unwittingly Lead Players Near Homes Of Sex OffendersThe new Pokémon Go game has been downloaded on millions of phones across the country, but police say users of the virtual scavenger hunt may unwittingly put themselves in danger.
- Aspiring Sacramento Officers Reflect On Dallas Police ShootingsShanell Gonzalez and Clifford Brooks are cadets at the California Highway Patrol academy in West Sacramento.
- Woodland Residents On Edge After Two Unsolved MurdersPolice say both shootings took place just blocks from where city leaders are hoping to attract new tourist dollars.
- 800 Pounds Of Illegal Fireworks Confiscated In StocktonStockton Police say the huge cache of rockets and small explosives is the result of its illegal fireworks task force investigation.
- One Year Later, Manteca Mother Searching For KillerStephanie Marquez says her son never had a chance when he was shot and killed on July 4, 2015.
- A Little Noise Could Help Your Pets With Fourth Of July FireworksLittle Luis and his buddies at the Davis dog park love treats, but they hate loud and unpredictable explosions.
- Elk Grove Burglary Suspect Slips Police PerimeterThe five-hour search started after a burglary alarm at the Cold Stone Creamery near Laguna Boulevard at around 5:30 a.m. on Thursday.
- Homeless Women Ready For New Beginning After GraduationAbout 80 percent of the graduates were victims of domestic violence who are graduating from homelessness to royalty.
- Neighbors Want Sacramento County Recycling Center ShutteredThe people who use the center at Watt and El Camino avenues say they can’t afford to have it shut down because they depend on it for cash.
- Jailhouse Interview: Sacramento Woman Denies Torturing Girlfriend’s 3-Year-Old DaughterSacramento County detectives Ashley Williams, 27, used an unknown instrument to torture the girl.
- Sacramento Man Accused Of Setting Up Sexual Meeting With MinorWilliam Thomas, 31, of Sacramento is accused of arranging a sexual encounter with a child at Madera Park on Wednesday afternoon.
- When It Comes To Fireworks, Please Don’t Be Stupid This July 4The typical dryness of summer creates a hazard if people decide to use fireworks that launch into the air or explode.
- Sacramento Weighs Expanding Surveillance Cameras In CityCurrently there are 32 surveillance cameras monitoring crime in Sacramento and police want to add 10 more for the Golden 1 Center alone.
- Rancheria Considers Casino Near Elk Grove Outlet MallThe 12-story hotel-casino and convention center would be right off of Highway 99 and on the property of Elk Grove’s Outlet Collection Mall.
- Sacramento Firefighters Preparing For Busy Fire SeasonThe Sacramento Metro Fire Department and supporting agencies are conducting a joint exercise to prepare for a long, hot and dry summer.
- Surveillance Video Shows Suspected Car Thieves In Action In AntelopeIt shows two people appearing to case his neighbor’s car. In less than a minute, one of them is in the car and gets comfortable.
- Fast-Moving Fires Have Solano County Livestock Owners Banding TogetherThis year is about being proactive and not reactive. She’s launched a Facebook page connecting area livestock owners and ranchers.
- Couple Accused Of Child Abuse, Torture In Death Of 5-Year-Old BoyOfficers say the boy’s mom, 32-year-old Jessica Diane Prayter and her boyfriend 39-year-old Adam Jay Caldwell were with the child when paramedics showed up.