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.

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

mls sacramento

Sacramento Soccer Fans Excited For Chance At MLS Team

Sacramento soccer fans and players are pumped up after Mayor Kevin Johnson announced he’s heading to New York City to make a case for a professional team in the capital city.

KHTK Sports 1140–11/19/2014

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Sacramento International Rescue Committee Gives Refugees A Fresh Start

The director at the Sacramento office for the International Rescue Committee is part of a worldwide network of aid workers helping people whose lives have been shattered by conflict and disaster.

11/18/2014

march madness returns

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Returning To Sacramento In 2017

The tournament games were a big economic deal for the region, bringing not only the national spotlight, but tons of tourism dollars.

11/17/2014

sacramento vet home

Lincoln Wounded Warrior Gets New Home For Family

Surrounded by dozens of veterans, service members and a loving family, Joseph Morgan is receiving both full military honors and the key to the American Dream—homeownership.

11/14/2014

emergency kits

Placer High Students Had To Use Trash Can As Restroom During October Lockdown

School officials say students weren’t allowed to leave the classroom for five hours on Oct. 24 while the search was on for the two suspects.

11/13/2014

off course salmon

Why Are There Salmon In A Creek Behind A Roseville Movie Theater?

Just above the quiet, tranquil and extremely shallow waters of Dry Creek in Roseville is a busy Eureka Boulevard. But below that hustle and bustle, nature is busy too.

11/12/2014

homeless vets

Sacramento Homeless Veterans Continue Their Fight On The Streets

Like many veterans at Loaves and Fishes on Tuesday, Gary Holloman was discharged honorably, but fell on hard times. Adjusting to civilian life took its toll.

11/11/2014

mom jail

Sacramento County Mom Accused Of Abandoning Children Over Weekend

Deputies say it came to light on Saturday morning when a stranger found Julianus’ 7-year-old developmentally disabled daughter wandering alone in a park. Investigators say they child was dirty, hungry and didn’t know where her mom was, and apparently spent the night in the park.

11/10/2014

shot in jaw

Car Salesman Shot In Jaw Still Haunted By Smiling Face Of Man Accused Of Killing Two Deputies

A man who came face-to-face with the suspects accused of murdering two deputies survived his encounter after being shot in the head, but he still has nightmares about that terrible day.

11/06/2014

water issues

State Gets Report Card On Water Conservation Work

State officials say they’re about to release an 1-800 number so that you can report your neighbor – or anyone in California – wasting water.

11/04/2014

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Elections Officials Hoping Predictions Of Low Voter Turnout Are Proven Wrong

The Sacramento County elections vote-counting machine is already in full swing. Registrar Jill LaVine is excited about the early-voting ballots.

11/03/2014

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