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
- 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.
- Galt Cracking Down On Car Sales On City StreetsCity leaders say people from out of town are parking their cars and hoping to get a sale.
- California Students Face New Vaccination RequirementsSenate Bill 277 was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, and there’s one local school district making sure families can afford the vaccination requirement.
- Classic Camaro Stolen From Cameron Park Auto Repair ShopThe owner says the suspect broke a window with a hammer and went inside the office. Once he got into the office, the $50,000 car was gone in two minutes flat.
- Gun Stolen From Stockton Mayor’s Rental Home Used In Teen’s MurderStockton Police say the same handgun registered to Anthony Silva is now linked to two crimes, including the murder of a 13-year-old in February of 2015.
- Weberstown Mall In Stockton Claiming Growing Success, Despite Online Shopping BoomAs malls across America struggle to compete against online retailers, there's one local mall claiming growing success.
- 105-Year-Old I Street Bridge Will Eventually Be Closed To VehiclesIt's been there for more than 100 years. Tonight there could be changes for Sacramento's I Street Bridge.
- 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.