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.
Wednesday’s march was one of many across the country that was organized by The Coalition To End Police Terror. Organizers tell CBS13 that the protest from Ferguson, Missouri, is now spilling onto the steps of the Capitol.
Sarah Jane Douglas was found stabbed and strangled to death near Elk Grove in the home she shared with Fleming on May 1. Orville Fleming would vanish, only to be found more than two weeks later at a bus stop.
Waterfowl hunting is big business and it has a ripple effect on other industries. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, hunters spend $900 million a year nationally on a variety of goods and services from food, transportation and lodging to hunting equipment.
In the last several months, a suspect, or suspects, have targeted at least eight fast-food restaurants in Natomas and Elk Grove.
With his leg amputated in surgery, the CHP said Mike Mitchell could either retire, or try to earn his job back with a computerized prosthetic leg.
Brittany Hall, 21, had already bailed out of jail, and was not happy to see CBS13’s cameras. Her attorney is optimistic she will be cleared of all charges.
Dr. Brian Wiltgen says people store countless experiences every day, both good and bad. Deep in the brain is a small structure called the hippocampus that works as our memory bank.
A federal official speaking on condition of anonymity says beginning on Saturday, New York’s JFK, Newark, Dulles in Washington D.C., Chicago and Atlanta will be part of the screening process.
Officials at Riverbank Elementary School in West Sacramento say the burglar broke in over the weekend, but they didn’t know what had happened until the teacher showed up for work on Monday.
California’s young fish are getting a little relief from the state’s heat: giant water coolers.
One day 20 wild mustangs and burros will hopefully be adopted after being rehabilitated by convicted men and women who are also being rehabilitated at the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center in Elk Grove.
Dena Betti knows all too well the dangers of trains. Her beautiful 14-year-old daughter Jenna, an eighth-grader, was struck and killed by a train in March in Martinez. The tragedy unfolded when the teen left her cellphone on the tracks.