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
- Thieves Targeting Unsuspecting Black Friday ShoppersWhile shoppers are looking for deals, crime experts say criminals are lurking among the bargain hunters. And those criminals are hunting for unsuspecting victims.
- South Sacramento House Fire A Reminder Of Increasing Home Fire DangerSeveral house fires are forcing families to find some place to live as we enter a time of year when the fire danger increases substantially.
- Deadly Crashes On The Rise As CHP Says Drivers Aren’t Wearing Seat BeltsThrough the first six months of the year, federal officials say accidents were up 8 percent year over year.
- Code Violations Force Families From Carmichael Apartments Days Before ThanksgivingSome neighbors at Twin Gardens Apartments say it’s miserable living here. Hot water is a luxury.
- Roseville Seniors Rallying Against Proposed Verizon Cellphone Tower Near CommunityResidents wanted CBS13 to attend a meeting between them and their homeowner’s association’s board of directors, but the board kept us out.
- Women Behind Bars Getting Help Building Technical Skills To Find A JobTwo-dozen women at Folsom Prison are now graduating with the hope of a different type of career thanks to high-tech training.
- Mom Hopes El Camino High Student’s Death Won’t Be Forgotten In Legal SystemThe aspiring freshman on El Camino High’s dance team was riding in the back seat when officers say a pickup slammed into the back of their car on the Capital City Freeway.
- Del Paso Heights Community Calls For Healing, Peace After Murder Of Grant High Football PlayerAfter Friday’s deadly shooting, leaders in Del Paso Heights say it’s still a huge emotional toll on the students and community.
- Del Paso Heights Rallies To Support Families Of Grant High School PlayersChristina Montano and her husband Marcel Montano cooked up 70 pounds of tacos and carnitas as part of a get together helping the families of the two players struck by Friday’s gunfire.
- Tribe Hopes To Change Landscape Of Galt With Proposed CasinoThere’s a lot of chatter going on in Galt about 282 acres of empty farmland off of Highway 99 just south of Elk Grove.
- Elk Grove Will Honor Veterans, First Responders By Naming Streets After ThemThe street-naming program will honor people who have served community or country in the military, law enforcement or firefighting.
- World War II Veteran Shares Her Story Of Service After Time In Internment CampNow 92 years young, she remembers when her family was forced from their Rancho Cordova farm like it was yesterday.
- U.S. Forest Service Expanding McClellan Air Park’s Role In Wildfire Fighting EffortsCurrently there’s only one air tanker on the tarmac, but federal officials are promising six more over the next few years.
- Sacramento Street Plan Would Change One-Way Streets, Add Sidewalks In DowntownSacramento City Councilman Steve Hansen is proposing a plan to improve the downtown transportation system for pedestrians and bicyclists.
- Dungeness Crab Season Delay Could Be Significant Blow For Seafood MarketsHealth officials say the toxin, likely brought on by warming ocean temperatures, has sickened or killed seabirds, seals and whales throughout the region.
- Hometown Hero Anthony Sadler Gearing Up For New Career PathA rock star reception and international tour following a nearly deadly train ride in Europe is now launching a new adventure for the three.
- Law Enforcement Groups Call For ‘Hateful Eight’ Boycott; Director Says They’re Avoiding IssueTarantino told the Los Angeles Times, “All cops are not murderers.” He says instead of addressing the issue of police brutality, the groups are choosing to discredit him.
- Gardens Being Built at McClellan Park In Hopes Of Helping Vets HealThe VA hospital at McClellan Park is now deploying a new therapy strategy for vets.
- Travelers Frustrated By Limited Garage Parking At Sacramento International AirportThose flying out of the airport have three parking options, the daily economy lot, the more expensive hourly lot and the ever-popular garage.
- Police: Woman Used Stolen Credit Card To Live It Up At Sacramento Hyatt Gift ShopInvestigators say Kristin Malinowski, 35, used a stolen credit card and checked into the Hyatt Regency over the weekend.