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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Live Oak Child Care Saved From Closure By Farmer’s Generous Donation

The Live Oak Child Care Center is a nonprofit that owed the state of California tens of thousands of dollars it couldn’t pay back. It caters to low-income families. When they got a bill from the state for almost $60,000, they didn’t know what to do.

02/09/2015

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Placer County Warns Unvaccinated Students May Be Forced To Stay Home During Measles Outbreak

“We know its very contagious and it can spread very quickly,” said Placer County Health Officer Dr. Robert Oldham. “There’s a number of suspect cases we’ve investigated just in the last week or so.”

02/06/2015

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Proposed Annual Fee To Fix Roads Upsets California Drivers

Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins says California motorists need to pay more to repair the state’s pothole-plagued highways, byways and bridges. She says the gas tax isn’t enough.

02/05/2015

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Glen Campbell Documentary Showing In Sacramento

A film chronicling the fading life of singer Glen Campbell will be featured at a local theater. The country music and pop culture icon is struggling with Alzheimer’s disease.

02/03/2015

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Bobcat Capture In El Dorado Hills Is Latest Wildlife Encounter As California Drought Continues

“They’re coming out of the hills where there’s no water and they’re coming around houses and homes where little house cats and dogs are easy to grab,” he said.

02/02/2015

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Sacramento Republic Drawing Professional Sports Teams’ Investment For MLS Bid

At Sacramento’s State of the City address on Thursday, Mayor Kevin Johnson introduced San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York as the latest investor in the USL Pro champion team. That came a day after Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive announced he would be investing in the team as well.

01/30/2015

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Elk Grove Signs Raise Ire Of Residents, But Code Enforcement Staff Too Small To Keep Up

For many, it’s an eyesore. At this week’s city council meeting, one fed-up resident brought in a bunch of signs he collected throughout the city. But he was disappointment to learn there isn’t enough code enforcement staff to keep up with the signs.

01/29/2015

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Sacramento Regional Transit Considering Changes After Shootings

Last year, a panel of outside transit experts recommended Sacramento’s RT officials improve security for passengers after a deadly shooting in January 2014, and another incident where officers were forced to shoot and kill a suspect on a train in March.

01/27/2015

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Sacramento On Verge Of Driest January Since 1877

In a normal year, Sacramento gets about 4 inches of rain a month. Last January saw .20 inches, and so far there has only been .01 inch, and not much on the horizon.

01/22/2015

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Sacramento Metro Fire Captain Discovers Dog Set On Fire Inside Crate; Arson Suspected

It wasn’t just trash that Capt. Shani Cornell found near Beccera Way and Jo Ann Drive. There was a small dog, trapped in a crate, set ablaze.

01/21/2015

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New California Egg Law Prompts Egg Shortage Concerns As Suppliers Alter Facilities

A new California state regulation could lead to a shortage of eggs at the supermarket as farmers bring facilities up to the law’s standard.

01/20/2015

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Study: High Concentration Of Unvaccinated Children In Sacramento Area

Three of the Top 5 clusters of unvaccinated children are in the Sacramento area, including one in northeastern Sacramento County, a small spot just south of Sacramento and one in Roseville.

01/19/2015

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