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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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

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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

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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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Donated Technology Keeps An Eye On Sacramento Sheriff’s K-9s In Extreme Heat

When Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputy David Kirby and his partner Rex are searching for suspects, the K-9 is usually cool under pressures. But that’s not the case in the backseat of a cruiser if the air conditioning malfunctions.

07/01/2015

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California Vaccine Bill Passes Assembly, Heads Back To Senate Before Governor’s Desk

Even though the debate is over on the Assembly floor, those who oppose Senate Bill 277 say they will debate and fight this all the way to the governor’s desk.

06/25/2015

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Thieves Steal Landscaping Equipment From Elk Grove Church While Pastor Is Ill

Thieves stole thousands of dollars worth of landscaping equipment and more from Peace Presbyterian Church. Criminals targeted the shed of the small congregation with a very small budget.

06/24/2015

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Retailers Pull Confederate Flags, Apparel From Shelves After Deadly Charleston Shooting

Sacramento Flag Works’ Jim Zellars has a daily ritual of presenting a vast diversity of flags and believes, form the American Flag, to the LGBT pride flag.

06/23/2015

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Crooks Target Roseville Dance Studio, Steal Equipment Before Show

The studio has been around for more than two decades, and this is the second time it’s been hit by thieves. For 24 years, the Roseville studio has shined with thousands of performing stars.

06/19/2015

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Sacramento Churches Turn To Security To Keep Sanctuaries Safe

Jean Perkins, an administrator for Calvary Christian Center in Sacramento, says the church leadership not only believe an attack is possible, they’ve prepared for it.

06/18/2015

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Helicopter Crash Drill At Sutter Roseville Trains Crews For Worst-Case Scenario

A medical chopper struggling to land slams into the helipad of the hospital, bursting into flames. Severely injured patients and helicopter crew members litter the ground in this simulation. The training is four stories above a hospital’s parking structure.

06/17/2015

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Potential Swing Vote On Supreme Court Gay Marriage Decision Has Sacramento Roots

Justice Anthony Kennedy grew up in Sacramento and taught Constitutional law at McGeorge from 1965 until his appointment to the Supreme Court in 1988. Since then, he’s taught at McGeorge’s summer program in Austria.

06/16/2015

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Petition Started To Save Sacramento’s Dome Theaters

Crews have already started demolishing Sacramento’s well-known movie theater domes, but one man is fighting to save the three that are still standing.

06/12/2015

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