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.

Terry Lamphier (Credit: Facebok)

Former Supervisor Facing Child Porn Charges Sworn In As Grass Valley City Councilman

Demonstrators gathered in front of Grass Valley City Hall to protest the swearing-in of Terry Lamphier, who won the seat in November even as he was being investigated by the district attorney on child porn charges.

01/05/2015

immigrant license

Long Lines, Qualifications Greet Undocumented Immigrants Seeking Licenses At DMV

Mario Perez has been operating his small truck driving business in the United States for 12 years. He left Mexico for a new life for his family in 2003. He says he’s been driving illegally for more than a decade, but the new law will make his business legal.

01/02/2015

Benjamin Montez (Credit: Sacramento County Sheriff's Dept.)

Father Arrested After Kids Escape From Home On Christmas Day

Two local children were reportedly forced to escape a life of abuse and neglect at the hands of their father. Sacramento County investigators say the boys, ages 7 and 8, roamed the streets Christmas Eve and day. A good Samaritan found them and called police.

12/30/2014

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West Sacramento Silo Demolition Raises Dust Concerns

Alex Mehmood of Sacramento Auto Sales says the work is leaving a thin film of concrete dust on his cars, turning off potential customers.

12/23/2014

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Former Sheriff Warns Officers To Be Careful What They Post On Social Media After Shootings

Former Sacramento County Sheriff John McGinness says most officers in California wear bulletproof vests, but he believes they should be just as vigilant in protecting themselves and their families on social media.

12/22/2014

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Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg Shooting Movie At Beale Air Force Base

Hollywood has landed in the Central Valley! Tom Hanks is reportedly filming a new movie at Beale Air Force Base about a U.S. spy plane shot down during the cold war.

12/18/2014

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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