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.

Rehabbed Home

Local Nonprofit Receives $100,000 Grant To Help Low-Income Families Own Homes

A local non-profit is now in the business of hope by helping low-income families in the market to buy a home.

12/16/2014

Credit: CBS13

Gay Community In Sacramento Pushing For Lavender Heights To Become Official District

For decades it’s been known as Lavender Heights, but now community activists hope city leaders will officially recognize this midtown community’s economic potential.

12/15/2014

santa flooding

Folsom Residents Forced To Work Around Flooded Streets, Possibly Derailing Santa’s Plans

Walkers, joggers and bikers who use Sibley Road as a path for exercise had to find another route as it is shut down near Blue Ravine Road. Nearby Willow Creek can’t contain the stormwater. No businesses or homes nearby are threatened.

12/12/2014

sandbag shortage

Sandbag Supplies Running Slow At Sacramento Hardware Stores Ahead Of Storm

Eric Ciraulo of Capitol Ace Hardware in Sacramento says ahead of the wet storm, they’re having trouble keeping sand in stock.

12/10/2014

SMUD prepare storm

SMUD Crews Preparing For High Winds In Storm Coming Later This Week

While they don’t have a crystal ball to predict the damage the storm will bring, they’re encouraging people to do their part to reduce the risks.

12/09/2014

anti-bullyin

Former Student Says Folsom 12-Year-Old’s Suicide Should Be Wakeup Call On Bullying

He’s speaking out after the death of 12-year-old Ronin Shimizu on Wednesday. The seventh-grader took his own life after friends and family say he was the victim of bullying as the only male cheerleader of the Vista Junior Eagles Cheer Team.

12/08/2014

giving tuesday

Sacramento Takes Break From Holiday Shopping For Giving Tuesday

The event focuses on giving back and helping others after a weekend geared toward hardcore consumerism and shopping.

12/02/2014

Stockton suspect sentenced

Yolo County Murderer Calls Attorney Racist During Sentencing, Judge ‘Klansman’ After

The courtroom was thick with emotion during the sentencing phase when Gardner called his own attorney a racist and claims he conspired with the prosecution.

12/01/2014

Facebook

Rancho Cordova Neighborhood Watch Started With A Facebook Group

It started with just a handful of people, and it’s now turned into an army of hundreds in Rancho Cordova who say they are taking their neighborhood back, one click at a time.

11/26/2014

Sacramento police

Sacramento Police Ready For Protests, But Say Outreach Is Key To Avoid Violence

For Sacramento Police officers, it’s pretty much business as usual on Tuesday, but they are quite aware of what has taken place in Ferguson, Missouri.

11/25/2014

leraning from the kings

Kids Learn Lessons On And Off Court From Former Sacramento Kings, Monarchs Players

“When these kids leave here after these two days they’re going to learn more than just basketball skills which is dear to my heart,” Former Sacramento Monarch Ruthie Boldon said.

11/24/2014

The Claw

Leaf Piles Beware: The Claw Is Patrolling The Streets Of Sacramento Through January

Like a prehistoric dinosaur chewing up branches, The Claw was unleashed on unsuspecting plant debris in gutters that could cause flooding.

11/21/2014

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