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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.


Davis Police Readying For 100th Picnic Day Celebration

In years past, Picnic Day has been marred by unruliness fueled by alcohol. Recently, that type of violence has plagued college communities across the country.


Committee Hearing

Heated Testimony At Capitol Over Assembly Bill Inspired By Blackfish

The committee chair recommended an interim study, meaning a final vote won’t be made until next year.



Blackfish Protesters Gather At California Capitol Before Assembly Hearing

Protesters delivered more than 1 million signatures in support of the measure as part of an international movement inspired by Blackfish, the CNN documentary that details orca captivity at SeaWorld.


Stabbing suspect

Suspects Accused Of Stabbing Father Protecting Daughter To Death In Court

Five people accused of stabbing a Sacramento father to death while he tried to defend his daughter and her friends faced a judge on Tuesday.



Credit Card Information At Risk After DMV Vendor Compromised

DMV administrators say internal computer systems weren’t compromised, but that two external vendors hired to process customers’ credit card information were possibly hacked.


Credit: CBS13

Elk Grove Teens Given Sobering Assembly On DUI

Laguna Creek High School’s gym was transformed into a court of law Friday morning, giving teenagers a lesson on the consequences of drinking and driving.


Davis Police

Davis Task Force Cracking Down On Spike In Burglaries

Investigators say 2012 burglaries jumped 70 percent from the year before, while car break-ins were up 32 percent and businesses saw a 29 percent increase.


Julie Crawford

For Former Davis Volleyball Coach, Third Time May Be Charm

Outraged parents and students believe Julie Crawford was let go in retaliation for board member Nancy Peterson’s daughter being cut from the team.


Elder abuse arrest

Elderly Man Allegedly Neglected By Caregiver In Carmichael Home

Investigators say the abuse had been going on for days, if not longer, behind a fenced compound, and some neighbors wondered if the victim was even still alive.


teacher kill

Teacher Accused Of Videotaping Young Girls Appears In Family Court

Led away by his attorney, retired San Juan Unified School District teacher Robert Kill is under investigation for allegedly secretly videotaping underage girls for his own sexual gratification.


CHP stuff

Graduating CHP Cadets Ready For Dangers Of Patrol Work

95 California Highway Patrol cadets received their badges and are now officially officers, and will be stationed statewide.



Jury Gets Murder Case Of Sacramento Dad, Infant Shot To Death

Closing arguments on Thursday had the prosecution and the defense trying to sell evidence to a stone-faced jury as to who killed the man and his baby.