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.

SMUD prepare storm

SMUD Crews Preparing For High Winds In Storm Coming Later This Week

While they don’t have a crystal ball to predict the damage the storm will bring, they’re encouraging people to do their part to reduce the risks.

12/09/2014

anti-bullyin

Former Student Says Folsom 12-Year-Old’s Suicide Should Be Wakeup Call On Bullying

He’s speaking out after the death of 12-year-old Ronin Shimizu on Wednesday. The seventh-grader took his own life after friends and family say he was the victim of bullying as the only male cheerleader of the Vista Junior Eagles Cheer Team.

12/08/2014

giving tuesday

Sacramento Takes Break From Holiday Shopping For Giving Tuesday

The event focuses on giving back and helping others after a weekend geared toward hardcore consumerism and shopping.

12/02/2014

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Yolo County Murderer Calls Attorney Racist During Sentencing, Judge ‘Klansman’ After

The courtroom was thick with emotion during the sentencing phase when Gardner called his own attorney a racist and claims he conspired with the prosecution.

12/01/2014

Facebook

Rancho Cordova Neighborhood Watch Started With A Facebook Group

It started with just a handful of people, and it’s now turned into an army of hundreds in Rancho Cordova who say they are taking their neighborhood back, one click at a time.

11/26/2014

Sacramento police

Sacramento Police Ready For Protests, But Say Outreach Is Key To Avoid Violence

For Sacramento Police officers, it’s pretty much business as usual on Tuesday, but they are quite aware of what has taken place in Ferguson, Missouri.

11/25/2014

leraning from the kings

Kids Learn Lessons On And Off Court From Former Sacramento Kings, Monarchs Players

“When these kids leave here after these two days they’re going to learn more than just basketball skills which is dear to my heart,” Former Sacramento Monarch Ruthie Boldon said.

11/24/2014

The Claw

Leaf Piles Beware: The Claw Is Patrolling The Streets Of Sacramento Through January

Like a prehistoric dinosaur chewing up branches, The Claw was unleashed on unsuspecting plant debris in gutters that could cause flooding.

11/21/2014

mls sacramento

Sacramento Soccer Fans Excited For Chance At MLS Team

Sacramento soccer fans and players are pumped up after Mayor Kevin Johnson announced he’s heading to New York City to make a case for a professional team in the capital city.

KHTK Sports 1140–11/19/2014

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Sacramento International Rescue Committee Gives Refugees A Fresh Start

The director at the Sacramento office for the International Rescue Committee is part of a worldwide network of aid workers helping people whose lives have been shattered by conflict and disaster.

11/18/2014

march madness returns

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Returning To Sacramento In 2017

The tournament games were a big economic deal for the region, bringing not only the national spotlight, but tons of tourism dollars.

11/17/2014

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Lincoln Wounded Warrior Gets New Home For Family

Surrounded by dozens of veterans, service members and a loving family, Joseph Morgan is receiving both full military honors and the key to the American Dream—homeownership.

11/14/2014

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