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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Police: Burglar With Sombrero Raiding Unlocked Cars In Folsom

Surveillance video shows the suspect opening up an unlocked car door and grabbing what was inside. Investigators say the sombrero helped haul away the illicitly gained goods.

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Calls Mount For Stockton Mayor To Resign Amid Strip Poker Allegations

City Councilman Michael Blower joined the calls for Silva to step aside three months before the election.

08/05/2016

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Galt Cracking Down On Car Sales On City Streets

City leaders say people from out of town are parking their cars and hoping to get a sale.

08/04/2016

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California Students Face New Vaccination Requirements

Senate Bill 277 was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, and there’s one local school district making sure families can afford the vaccination requirement.

08/03/2016

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Classic Camaro Stolen From Cameron Park Auto Repair Shop

The owner says the suspect broke a window with a hammer and went inside the office. Once he got into the office, the $50,000 car was gone in two minutes flat.

08/02/2016

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Gun Stolen From Stockton Mayor’s Rental Home Used In Teen’s Murder

Stockton Police say the same handgun registered to Anthony Silva is now linked to two crimes, including the murder of a 13-year-old in February of 2015.

08/01/2016

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Weberstown Mall In Stockton Claiming Growing Success, Despite Online Shopping Boom

As malls across America struggle to compete against online retailers, there’s one local mall claiming growing success.

07/29/2016

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105-Year-Old I Street Bridge Will Eventually Be Closed To Vehicles

It’s been there for more than 100 years. Tonight there could be changes for Sacramento’s I Street Bridge.

07/27/2016

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Suspect In Burglary Of Oak Park Non-Profit Caught On Video

An alleged burglary suspect was caught on camera, and the building owner is determined to catch him.

07/22/2016

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Front Street Shelter Using Pokémon GO To Encourage Free-Adoption Event

It’s part of a nationwide campaign called Clear the Shelters. A local animal shelter is using Pokémon GO to get pets into homes.

07/21/2016

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Pokémon Go May Unwittingly Lead Players Near Homes Of Sex Offenders

The new Pokémon Go game has been downloaded on millions of phones across the country, but police say users of the virtual scavenger hunt may unwittingly put themselves in danger.

07/13/2016

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Aspiring Sacramento Officers Reflect On Dallas Police Shootings

Shanell Gonzalez and Clifford Brooks are cadets at the California Highway Patrol academy in West Sacramento.

07/08/2016

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