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.

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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Jackson Wedding Photographer Returns After Nepal Earthquake

Charleton Churchill, a California native who lives in Jackson, was near Mount Everest when the earthquake hit. The photographer returned home this week, and says he can’t wait to return to Mount Everest.


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Lawmakers Concerned Jails, Prisons Becoming New Mental Health Institutions

Lawmakers say county jails and state prisons are becoming the new mental health institutions. Mental health advocates and law enforcement professionals are demanding changes in how jails across the state handle the mentally ill.


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Rare Ruling Gives Probation To Man Who Killed Girlfriend On New Year’s Eve

Sacramento County Deputy District Attorney Rod Norgaard said the case against 24-year-old Stephen Lucas was something unique in his 25 years of prosecuting suspects.


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Natomas Father Sentenced In Hatchet Execution Of 9-Year-Old Son

Police say the night of the attack, Hernandez grabbed the hatchet from the backyard, walked back into the house, stood over his son who was sleeping on a couch and executed Matthew.


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Sacramento Boy’s Dream Of 10,000 Model Airplanes For His Birthday A Welcome Distraction

Despite years of grueling medical procedures, the Yaos try to maintain a somewhat normal life. But last month in the middle of that fragile normalcy, Caleb made an abnormal request. He wanted 10,000 model airplanes for his sixth birthday.


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Assembly Bill Would Require Community Relations Training For Police Officers

Cities like Baltimore, Maryland have been flashpoints for violent and explosive protests against police tactics. Some say the anger is fueled by how people of color are treated by officers. At the center of the conflict is a lack of trust.



Elk Grove Native Projected To Be A Top Pick In NFL Draft

Quarterbacks beware, Arik Armstead is coming.


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Tower Records Documentary ‘All Things Must Pass’ Generating Sacramento Film Festival Buzz

A documentary about the rise and fall of Sacramento-based Tower Records is getting a lot of buzz at the 20th annual Sacramento Film Festival. CBS13’s Ron Jones sat down with the director of “All Things Must Pass,” Colin Hanks.


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Elk Grove Neighbors Concerned Expanding Cracks Could Become Dangerous Potholes

On the surface, it doesn’t look that bad, but the closer you look, motorists’ concerns become clear. Laguna Boulevard in Elk Grove is one of the most heavily traveled roadways in an already quickly expanding city.


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Robbery, Shooting Leaves Elk Grove Neighborhood On Edge

Investigators say Stone’s neighbor was robbed at gunpoint, and was shot during a struggle in the upper body. Thieves made off with undisclosed items.



On-The-Spot Drug Testing Devices Would Be Available For Officers Under Assembly Bill

If passed, it would authorize officers to give drug tests to people suspected of driving impaired. Fluid samples are collected from a swap. The officer gets results in minutes. It detects more than just marijuana, including amphetamines and cocaine.


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Suspect In Carmichael Double Murder Previously Arrested For Having Pipe Bombs in Lodi

On Thursday, investigators say they arrested 23-year-old Olga Myshnova for the murder, but they aren’t saying what role she may have played.