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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Sacramento Utility Warns Water Wasters Could Be Cut Off If They Don’t Cut Back

American Water serves more than 180,000 people and businesses in Sacramento and Placer counties. But as the drought drags on, and if customers begin to waste water, the utility company says it may be forced to take drastic measures.

04/08/2015

frank rees

Baby Justice’s Father Faces More Unrelated Charges

Frank Rees spoke briefly to CBS13 on his way into the Yolo County Courthouse on Monday. Walking in, he says he didn’t know what to expect.

04/06/2015

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Fairfield Residents Upset Judge Continued Case With No Decision On Sex Offender Status

Many in the courtroom were outraged by the decision, including one resident who says her family has already been victimized by a sexual predator.

03/27/2015

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Red Cross Honors Heroes, Including Man Who Saved Teens From Suspected Abduction

Gary Smith is one of them. He was driving along Trinity Highway in north Stockton last November when he noticed two men in a car creeping up on two unsuspecting teenage girls.

03/25/2015

urban

Urban Farming Advocates Take Cause To Sacramento City Council

Charles Mason of the Ubuntu Green nonprofit organization is on a mission to spring up more of backyard urban farms.

03/24/2015

kidnapping suspect

Man Accused Of Snatching Child At Church Claims He’s No Predator, Just Misunderstood

He says he never snatched a child and ran through the parking lot on Saturday afternoon, and he’s adamant about it.

03/23/2015

Paul Nelson (Credit: CBS13)

Man Accused Of Trying To Kidnap Children Near Church Speaks Out

A man accused of grabbing two children in a Sacramento church parking lot and running from parents Saturday afternoon is speaking out.

03/23/2015

big surprise

Tracy School Surprises Boy, Family Battling Cancer With Help

The 7-year-old thought he was attending a school assembly, but it was actually a surprise celebration for him. The cheers in the Villalovoz Elementary School auditorium were almost deafening.

03/20/2015

tony butts

Being A Good Samaritan Carries Legal Risks

Floyd Feeney, a professor at the UC Davis School of Law, says extenuating circumstances may call for physical intervention. But he’s concerned some well-intentioned good Samaritans can make bad decisions and end up in jail, or looking for a good lawyer.

03/18/2015

soccer whats enxt

Sacramento Republic Owners, City Say Fight For MLS Isn’t Over, Working On Better Pitch

MLS has planned to expand to 24 teams by 2020, and only two spots remained going into this year—one had already been promised to David Beckham’s ownership group in Miami, despite their issues trying to land a stadium deal.

03/17/2015

farm to fork community

Davis Development Expected To Have Farm-To-Fork Centerpiece

Residents and business owners are welcoming the transformation of an empty lot that was once home to the old tomato cannery. Instead, the 100 acres will feature a combination of hundreds of condos, detached family homes and something unique—a working farm maintained by a local nonprofit organization.

03/16/2015

mom sentenced

Sacramento Mother Sentenced To 11 Years In Disappearance Of Baby Dwight

As she heard her fate in the disappearance of Baby Dwight, she told deputies she wanted to remain shackled during the proceedings.

03/06/2015

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