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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Car Salesman Shot In Jaw Still Haunted By Smiling Face Of Man Accused Of Killing Two Deputies

A man who came face-to-face with the suspects accused of murdering two deputies survived his encounter after being shot in the head, but he still has nightmares about that terrible day.


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State Gets Report Card On Water Conservation Work

State officials say they’re about to release an 1-800 number so that you can report your neighbor – or anyone in California – wasting water.


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Elections Officials Hoping Predictions Of Low Voter Turnout Are Proven Wrong

The Sacramento County elections vote-counting machine is already in full swing. Registrar Jill LaVine is excited about the early-voting ballots.


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Murder Suspect Who Called CBS13 While On The Run Appears Before Jury

The Yolo County district attorney says Gardner is nothing more than a cold-blooded killed who devised a plan to execute his girlfriend.


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California Capitol Protest Highlights Deaths At Hands Of Law Enforcement

Wednesday’s march was one of many across the country that was organized by The Coalition To End Police Terror. Organizers tell CBS13 that the protest from Ferguson, Missouri, is now spilling onto the steps of the Capitol.



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Sarah Jane Douglas was found stabbed and strangled to death near Elk Grove in the home she shared with Fleming on May 1. Orville Fleming would vanish, only to be found more than two weeks later at a bus stop.


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Duck Hunters Worried Multimillion-Dollar Business Could Dry Up In California’s Drought

Waterfowl hunting is big business and it has a ripple effect on other industries. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, hunters spend $900 million a year nationally on a variety of goods and services from food, transportation and lodging to hunting equipment.


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Crime Spree Has Business Owners In Elk Grove, Natomas Concerned

In the last several months, a suspect, or suspects, have targeted at least eight fast-food restaurants in Natomas and Elk Grove.


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CHP Officer Back To Work After Losing Leg In Horrific Accident, Thanks To High-Tech Prosthetic

With his leg amputated in surgery, the CHP said Mike Mitchell could either retire, or try to earn his job back with a computerized prosthetic leg.


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Woman Allegedly Found Passed Out With Marin County Principal, Drugs Appears In Court

Brittany Hall, 21, had already bailed out of jail, and was not happy to see CBS13’s cameras. Her attorney is optimistic she will be cleared of all charges.


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UC Davis Memory Erasure Study Could Also Shed Light On Alzheimer’s Disease

Dr. Brian Wiltgen says people store countless experiences every day, both good and bad. Deep in the brain is a small structure called the hippocampus that works as our memory bank.


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Airports Will Start Screening For Possible Ebola Patients

A federal official speaking on condition of anonymity says beginning on Saturday, New York’s JFK, Newark, Dulles in Washington D.C., Chicago and Atlanta will be part of the screening process.