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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CHP Remembers Nathan Taylor After Fatal Interstate 80 Crash

A bell tolled for the end of 35-year-old Nathan Daniel Taylor’s watch. Taylor died from injuries he suffered after being struck by an SUV while directing traffic in a snowstorm on Saturday.



Plan Hopes To Reduce Homeless Defecation Outside Sacramento Businesses

Bruce Booher says he’s tired of inviting customers to his business and forcing them to walk through human waste.


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Sacramento Water Treatment Update Meant To Meet Growing Region’s Demands

Sacramento’s water treatment plant is a maze of pipes, pools and pump stations, converting gross contaminated water from the Sacramento River to clean water for almost a half-million people in Sacramento.


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State Worker Rushing To Save Feral Cats Near Tower Bridge From Rising River

Dave Johnson says he’s been doing this for about two years now, and he calls it his lifelong mission. He’s passionate about cats, especially those by the Tower Bridge.


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Davis Substitute Teacher Removed From Classroom After Marijuana Possession Accusations

Davis Police say substitute teacher Danette Boles, 53, was pulled from the classroom on Tuesday at Marguerite Montgomery Elementary School.


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High School Baseball Coach In Elk Grove District Accused Of Child Molestation

John Misplay, 41, turned himself in to authorities after allegations he shared inappropriate images with several female students.


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Proposed Elk Grove Costco Brings Excitement, Traffic Worries To Already Busy Road

Elk Grove’s booming population and growing business propositions has made Elk Grove Boulevard one of the most heavily traveled roads in the city.


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Sacramento County Set To Name Its First African-American Undersheriff

Deputy Chief Erik Maness started by flipping burgers, but he’s far from wrapping up his 26-year career at the sheriff’s department.


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Sacramento City College Student Accused Of Recording Men In Bathroom

Sacramento City College student Jhamon Venerable, 19, was arrested and is accused of walking into a men’s restroom at on Wednesday with his cellphone in hand and allegedly secretly recording two other male students using the stalls.


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Twins Accused Of Trying To Murder Parents Say A Family Fight Spiraled Out Of Control

Cody and Kevin Martinez, both 26, face attempted murder charges after police say they attacked their mom and stepdad with a knife on Sunday night at a Del Paso Heights apartment.


Cody Martinez is accused (Credit: CBS13)

Man Admits To Stabbing Stepfather, Accidentally Slashing Mother’s Throat During Fight

A Sacramento man accused of trying to kill his parents spoke about the incident from behind bars on Tuesday.



Twins Accused Of Slashing Parents During Argument At Sacramento Apartment

Telijah Brown has lived in Del Paso Heights for most of her life, but say nothing prepared her for what she witnessed on Sunday night.




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