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
- Water District Accuses California Board Of Overstepping Bounds In Drought InvestigationThe State Water Resources Control Board has proposed a $1.5 million fine against the Byron-Bethany Irrigation District, accusing it of pumping 675 million gallons of water from a channel in June
- Downtown Sacramento Restaurants Looking To Hire Up To 150 PeopleHe says they also need cooks and chefs with at least three years experience, certified security guards and an entry-level dishwasher.
- Mail Theft Suspect Posing As Postal Worker In Sacramento NeighborhoodFederal investigators say they’re looking for a suspect wearing a fake mail carrier uniform that’s targeting unsuspecting residents in Del Paso Heights.
- Cosumnes River College Student Arrested For Snapchat Threat Against SchoolA college student was arrested on Monday after police say he posted a credible threat to the school on social media.
- Veterinarians Warn Dangerous Respiratory Disease Spreading In DogsThe virus can be contacted at private shelters when owners go on vacation, or just hanging out with a large population of sick dogs.
- Waterfowl Returning To Yolo Causeway After Wet JanuaryAfter a dry January, the Yolo Causeway wasn't very wet, but now that the water is back, so are the birds, and so are bird watchers.
- California Wine Industry Excited Storms Are Putting Dent In DroughtKen Freeze of the Unified Wine and Grape Symposium says about 14,000 of the top wine and grape industry professionals are at the center, selling and checking out the latest and greatest technologies and equipment in the industry.
- Downtown Woodland Revitalization Has Developers, Businesses Excited For FutureJuan Barajas is the owner of Savory Cafe in Woodland, which has been in business for about a year. It’s hard for him to contain his excitement about the slow transformation of Main Street.
- FBI: California Sees 12 Percent Rise In Violent CrimeAccording to the FBI, violent crime was up by about 12 percent in California between 2014 and 2015. Crime levels have been relatively low in recent years.
- Gov. Jerry Brown, Lawmakers Worried Over Looming Pension ProblemsThe governor says it takes about $220 billion to cover the costs of pensions and health benefits for state and university workers.
- Training Shows Officers How To Prevent On-Duty Deaths In Hopes Of Getting Below 100Dozens of officers across the region were being told to look in the mirror at an all-day training event hosted by the Placer County Sheriff’s Department.
- Sacramento City Manager John Shirey Stepping Down Later This YearJohn Shirey believes he’s accomplished a lot during his tenure with the city, but he says one issue he still wants to tackle and its homeless crisis.
- Suspect With Gun Shot After Chases In LoomisWhen they got to the scene, deputies say Rodney J. Hance, 49, of Fresno was still there. They say Hance saw a deputy approach, then took off in a truck to a strip mall across the street.
- Kings: Golden 1 Center Will Be World’s ‘Most Connected Arena’The Kings say they're right on track to tip off the next season in their brand new house.
- State Of Jefferson Supporters Take Pleas To Separate From California To CapitolThe grassroots movement of people in Northern California counties have hopes of breaking away from the state and forming their own state.
- California Lawmakers Propose $2 Billion Homeless Plan Offering Homes, ServicesThe proposal also calls for job training and social services programs to help homeless families become more independent.
- After Latest Tantrum, Is It Time For Sacramento Kings To Trade DeMarcus Cousins?Cousins was tossed from Monday night’s game against the Golden State Warriors after picking up back-to-back technical fouls for taking his anger out on referees.
- Shocking Video Of Suspected Fairfield Animal Abuse Sparks International OutrageFairfield Police are looking for witnesses in the case of possible animal abuse caught on camera after video of a woman throwing a dog to the ground surfaced.
- Downtown Davis Future Uncertain As Buildings Go Up For SaleThe owners of De Luna’s Jewelers on Second Street say even though business is great, they are now one of several downtown stores planning to shut their doors for good.
- Why Are There So Many Accidents On Interstate 5 Near The Seamus Avenue Exit?Five crashes in recent weeks, including one that turned deadly, have struck the dangerous stretch between 47th Avenue and Sutterville Road near the Seamus Avenue exit.