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.

Parents Help Warn Of Dangers Of Train Tracks For Distracted Teenagers

Dena Betti knows all too well the dangers of trains. Her beautiful 14-year-old daughter Jenna, an eighth-grader, was struck and killed by a train in March in Martinez. The tragedy unfolded when the teen left her cellphone on the tracks.


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Sacramento State Staff, Students Praise Passage Of Law To Protect Against Sexual Assault

It’s the first legislation in the country that requires people to verbally agree to a sexual encounter. It involves “an affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement” before students have sex. It’s aimed at protecting students who are drunk, drugged, unconscious or asleep and cannot grant consent.


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Bash Bug Opens Hole For Hackers To Perpetrate Identity Theft

The exploit could take control of hundreds of machines around the world, specifically targeting company services, Apple computers and Android smartphones, because they all use a version of Unix.


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FCC Debate Could Change The Way You Access The Internet

Within weeks, the Federal Communications Commission could make it much harder for you to browse your favorite websites, unless those companies pay to send the content to you more quickly.


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New Fire Engines From California OES Come With Important String Attached For Fire Districts

The trucks come with a commitment by the agencies that receive the trucks from the California Office of Emergency Services—the departments must be willing to use them to help out in major emergencies like the King Fire that’s burning in El Dorado County.


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King Fire: Placer County Health Officials Warn Smoky Conditions Bad For Elderly, Children

Dr. Robert Oldham, Placer County’s public health officer, says it’s now too dangerous for the elderly, children and those with respiratory problems to be in the smoke.


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California Corrections Officers Honored For Overcoming Odds, Saving Others

Working as a correctional officer or supporting staff in the California state prison system is like sitting on a powder keg. They supervise an unpredictable population, some with strong ties to street gangs.


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Wildfires, Monsoon, Earthquake Force California Office Of Emergency Services Into Action

The center is where various state agencies come together—from social services to Caltrans—to discuss where resources should be allocated. OES has final authority to determine how those resources are actually implemented.


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Elk Grove High Student Has Eyes On Competing In International Figure Roller Skating Competition

Her biggest obstacle is trying to raise $3,500 to get to the world competition. She’s $1,500 short, and has less than a week to find it. But staying positive, she already sees herself in Spain.


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Adrian Peterson: When Does Discipline Cross The Line To Child Abuse?

In light of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s indictment on child abuse charges, we wanted to know the legal line between discipline and child abuse in California.


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Volunteers Reach Out In Dozens Of Projects Across Sacramento Region

Work in North Sacramento was one of 31 different projects in the greater Sacramento area as volunteers respond to the needs of the poor.


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Blind Davis Couple Worries Service Dogs Aren’t Safe As Other Owners Don’t Use Leashes

Tank helps Mike navigate through Davis and Yule does the same for Gena during their daily, mostly uneventful walks. But that’s not always the case.