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
- Downtown Railyards Offers Sacramento Its Best Shot At Major League Soccer TeamThe city was considered a contender in the last round, but the most recent team was granted to Minneapolis as the league has focused on Midwestern expansion.
- Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department Hiring 18 New Dispatchersf you can deal with a lot of stress and think on your feet, or maybe possibly sitting down then this opportunity could be for you.
- California LGBT Veterans Struggle To Get Military Benefits They Were PromisedGene Silvestri is one of many LGBT veterans either offering or looking for support from the California Department of Veterans Affairs.
- Marysville Men Stop Attempted Bar Robber, Nearly Get ShotJosh Henricksen and T.J. Blackwell are regulars at the Wood Butcher Bar in Marysville. They play a lot of shuffleboard together.
- Sacramento Fiat Dealer Hopes To Cash In On Pope Francis’ RidePope Francis surprised onlookers this week when he temporarily ditched the fancy Popemobile for a smaller Italian car.
- High Temperatures Bring Fear California Pumpkin Crop May Not Last Until HalloweenKeeping the main attraction alive for the fall is a challenge, as some of his pumpkins are withering on the vine.
- Sacramento Sheriff Vows To Continue Stingray Use, But Promises To Get Warrant FirstIt acts as a fake cellphone tower to intercept the text messages and conversations from all nearby cellular devices.
- Land Park Homeless Camp Gets Negative FeedbackLynne Guensler and her homeless friends now call this small piece of affluent community of land park home.
- Lodi City Leaders Determined To Take Back Dog Park They Say Homeless Have OverrunFrom makeshift tents and sleeping bags, to a shopping cart filled with bedding, it appears the homeless are here to stay.
- Mystery Goo Kills 155,000 Rainbow Trout At American River Fish HatcheryBureau of Reclamation crews were doing maintenance work on pipes at the Nimbus Dam when one of the pipes released a gooey substance into the American River that eventually flowed into the hatchery.
- Elk Grove Residents Say Safer Places To Walk Needed More Than Lower Speed LimitsBecause of the city’s expanding population in recent decades, some city leaders believe it’s outgrown its once quaint country roads.
- Builders Group Worries Higher Sacramento Affordable Housing Fee Could Stop DevelopmentTuesday night the city council will consider placing a $2.58 fee per square foot on new construction for developers
- Elk Grove Residents Upset Fast-Food Restaurants Are Feeding HomelessWith the city’s population growing some are concerned the idea of homeless congregating around fast-food restaurants is growing with it.
- Sacramento Training Center Aims To Fill California Construction Worker ShortageThe non-profit, Northern California Construction training is making sure students’ measure up to the task.
- Students Walk Out As Broken Air Conditioner Leaves Olivehurst Classrooms SwelteringThe school district says the problems won’t be fixed until after the hot summer season is over, meaning students will likely have more weeks, if not months, of feeling the heat in the classroom.
- Cosumnes River College, Blue Light Rail Extension Opened With CelebrationThe Blue Light Extension which started running at five Monday morning runs from South Sacramento to Cosumnes River College.
- North Highlands Neighborhood Says HOA Abruptly Locked Water Spigots, Citing CostsMike Louden is retired and loves tinkering in his drought-resistant garden. But he says his roses are in jeopardy.
- New Homes And Light Rail To Be Built In South SacramentoThe builder, U.S.A. Properties in Roseville has been eyeing the plot of land since 2005.
- Tickets To See Pope Francis in Washington, D.C. Will Soon Be Available in SacramentoLocal Catholics will need a ticket to see Pope Francis in Washington, D.C. and witness the canonization of Fr. Junipero Serra.
- Sacramento County Republicans Praise Carly Fiorina’s Performance In Second-Tier DebateMembers are pleased with how well the 17 candidates performed on two different stages on Thursday, especially Fiorina and her knowledge of policy.