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.

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Training Shows Officers How To Prevent On-Duty Deaths In Hopes Of Getting Below 100

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Sacramento City Manager John Shirey Stepping Down Later This Year

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Suspect With Gun Shot After Chases In Loomis

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Kings: Golden 1 Center Will Be World’s ‘Most Connected Arena’

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State Of Jefferson Supporters Take Pleas To Separate From California To Capitol

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01/06/2016

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California Lawmakers Propose $2 Billion Homeless Plan Offering Homes, Services

The proposal also calls for job training and social services programs to help homeless families become more independent.

01/04/2016

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After Latest Tantrum, Is It Time For Sacramento Kings To Trade DeMarcus Cousins?

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12/29/2015

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Shocking Video Of Suspected Fairfield Animal Abuse Sparks International Outrage

Fairfield Police are looking for witnesses in the case of possible animal abuse caught on camera after video of a woman throwing a dog to the ground surfaced.

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Downtown Davis Future Uncertain As Buildings Go Up For Sale

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Five crashes in recent weeks, including one that turned deadly, have struck the dangerous stretch between 47th Avenue and Sutterville Road near the Seamus Avenue exit.

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