Ron Jones

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.

Email: rjones@kovr.com
Twitter: @ronjonesreports

Ron Jones

Ron Jones

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.

protesting hate symbols

California Lawmakers Demanding Swastikas Come Down From Sacramento Home

They’re united against an Israeli flag on Moddison Avenue with the star of Davis replaced with a blue swastika, along with other symbols. There is also a Palestinian flag, Christmas lights and a row of religious candles in the window.

02/26/2015

allergy free dining

Sacramento Gluten-Free Shop Owner Launches Fundraiser To Start Cafe

She’s been on a seven-year mission to help those allergic to wheat products. According to the Mayo Clinic, people with the allergy can develop symptoms within minutes. In some cases it can be life-threatening.

02/25/2015

fight house fires

WATCH: Sacramento Firefighters Show How To Survive A House Fire

Fire experts say in order to increase your chances of survival in a fire, you must remain calm, stay extremely low, and crawl as fast as you can to the nearest door or window. Standing up and running out could mean instant death.

02/24/2015

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Stockton Man Honored For Catching Oakland Raiders Fan Who Fell 67 Feet At Stadium

Normally when you’re honoring heroes at the California Highway Patrol academy, you’re talking about officers. But this time, it’s about civilians who went above and beyond the call of duty.

02/20/2015

smoke detector

Roseville Woman Says Landlord Kicking Her Out After She Complained About Fire Hazard

Lori Martinson says she wasn’t given a reason why she has to move, but she says her troubles with her landlord started when her smoke alarm began malfunctioning.

02/19/2015

child care legislation

California Bill Would Have State Help Cover Working Parents’ Child Care Costs

“It’s been many times I’ve been let go from jobs because I couldn’t find child care,” said child care advocate Shavone Brown. Now she can afford childcare with a good paying job from the state. But years ago, it was a different story for the single mother of two.

02/18/2015

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Many Undocumented Californians To Benefit From Extension Of Obama’s Deferred Deportation Act

President Obama is expected to extend his “deferred act” later this week. The executive action went into effect in 2012 and delays deportation and proceedings for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children.

02/16/2015

becoming a cyber agent

FBI Has Tall Requirements For Cyberagents

He’s an attorney with a degree in biology and finance hoping to make the jump from his high-paying job at a large technology firm to became a government man.

02/13/2015

food bank demand

Elk Grove Food Bank Facing Surge In Underemployed, Possible Lease Termination

Crystal Hears and her husband have depended on the food bank for several years now. They both have jobs, but the young couple says it’s still tough keeping food on the table.

02/12/2015

infant deaths

High Rate Of Deaths Among Black Children Has Sacramento County Concerned

County health officials say between 2010 and 2012, African American children composed of 11 percent of the county’s child population and made up 24 percent of all child deaths. That’s twice the rate of other children.

02/10/2015

daycare

Live Oak Child Care Saved From Closure By Farmer’s Generous Donation

The Live Oak Child Care Center is a nonprofit that owed the state of California tens of thousands of dollars it couldn’t pay back. It caters to low-income families. When they got a bill from the state for almost $60,000, they didn’t know what to do.

02/09/2015

warning vaccine placer county

Placer County Warns Unvaccinated Students May Be Forced To Stay Home During Measles Outbreak

“We know its very contagious and it can spread very quickly,” said Placer County Health Officer Dr. Robert Oldham. “There’s a number of suspect cases we’ve investigated just in the last week or so.”

02/06/2015

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