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.

Work Conditions

Sacramento Triple Digits Cause Difficult Work Conditions

Ron Phillips with Integrity First Roofing, is trying to get the job done, when triple digits on the ground are magnified on rooftop.

07/29/2015

weeds

Sacramento Cracking Down On Tall Grass As Fire Danger Increases During Drought

City officials say they warn more than 7,000 property owners a year to clear out property filled with high weeds and debris. Those who don’t can now expect to face a hefty penalty.

07/27/2015

machado

37 Years Later, Fallen Placer County Deputy Honored With Stretch Of Highway 49

Vivid memories still haunt Nancy Bernhardt and her family. Her husband, James Machado ,was murdered in the line of duty 37 years ago this month.

07/23/2015

police dogs

Turlock Police Dogs Returning To Streets After 6-Year Absence

City Manager Roy Wasden says the decision keeps more than just the officers safe. The dogs help hunt down potentially dangerous felons and some sniff out illegal drugs.

07/22/2015

johnon-cover

Sacramento NAACP Threatens Boycott Over Kevin Johnson News & Review Cover

Webb denies that their concerns are about the email controversy, but about what he sees as the accentuation of Johnson’s lips and eyes.

07/16/2015

OLIVERS WIFE 2

Sacramento County Deputy Killed In October Rampage Honored, Along With Partner

Deputy Danny Oliver was shot and killed at the start of a deadly rampage that spanned two counties and also claimed the life of Placer County Det. Michael Davis.

07/15/2015

crackdown

Law Enforcement Converges On Elk Grove For One-Day Crackdown

Joining Elk Grove Police were officers from departments in Citrus Heights, Sacramento, Folsom, West Sacramento and Rancho Cordova. The once a month crackdown rotates to cities throughout Sacramento County. Tuesday just happened to be Elk Grove’s turn.

07/14/2015

water

Company Shows Off Technology To Pull Water From Air At California State Capitol

The Sacramento-area-based company says it’s capable of producing fresh drinking water for state buildings and homeowners by collecting humidity from the air and then purifying it. They want lawmakers to see their vision.

07/13/2015

water conserve

Water Conservation Technology On Display In Sacramento

Like contestants on a TV reality show, business owners pitched their water conservation ideas to each other.

07/10/2015

emergency

Australian Officials Offer Help As California Drought Creates Busy Wildfire Season

In a diplomatic gesture of support, an Australian contingency from the state of Victoria is promising to help California navigate through the dire drought and wildfire season.

07/06/2015

confederate flag

Confederate Flag Moves Inside Elk Grove Gun Shop After Protest

“Why all of a sudden now it takes nine people to get shot now to throw a fit over a flag? It’s been around for how many years?” he said. “Everybody started caving in. Saying that’s a racist flag. But we don’t believe it’s a racist flag.”

07/03/2015

arena steel

Stockton Steel Company Feels Full-Court Press On Sacramento Kings Arena Roof Job

The finishing touches on the roof of the Sacramento Kings Golden 1 Center are underway, putting construction crews in Stockton under pressure to get the job done.

07/02/2015

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