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
- Aging, Shrinking Church Congregation Puts North Highlands Food Pantry In JeopardyThis food closet has been around since 1979 and it distributes about $21,000 worth of food a week – and it's not the food that's expensive, but the utilities.
- New Grant Aims To Help Sacramento’s Homeless Find Permanent HousingA new Sacramento city-funded program is hoping to get people off the streets and into homes.
- Solano County, One Of Unhealthiest In State, Targeted With Fresh Food InitiativeSeveral stores in Solano County are undergoing major makeovers this week by offering healthier food options – all because health officials say Solano County residents face major health risks.
- Thousands Stolen From Lincoln Youth Football, Cheerleading GroupAlong with that stolen money, a bunch of Oakland Raiders tickets were in the cashbox. As a nonprofit, they’re able to purchase them wholesale and resell them for a profit.
- Rancho Cordova Housing Gives Veterans A Second ChanceDozens of veterans at the facility, man who are disabled or used to be homeless, say it’s giving them a second chance in life.
- Vacaville Middle School Students Get Lesson In Stopping CyberbullyingMiddle-school students learned tough lessons about the dangers of negativity on social media.
- Brigadier General Stops In Sacramento Area With Pitch For Female RecruitsBrigadier Gen. Donna Martin says her mission is to find women looking to start a new career in the Army.
- As Sacramento State Students Move In, School Starts Planning Their Move-OutJust 9 percent of Sacramento State students graduate on time, and to combat that, freshman who pledge to take 15 units a semester and get out in four years get added discounts and help from advisers.
- 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.