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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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Woodland Residents Rally On Social Media For Restaurant Owner In Fight With Landlord

Chu has been in business at the restaurant for the past 33 years. He considers his customers his family, and he says it’s that family that is trying to keep him in business.


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Care Providers Rally Against Proposed Budget Cuts At California Capitol

Thousands of in-home care providers rallied around their patients on Thursday, hoping to put pressure on the governor and legislature. Some of the workers are required to help feed and dress their patients, or maybe get them to doctor’s appointments.


dog attack

Isleton Volunteer Firefighter Shoots Two Pit Bulls Who Attacked Their Owner

Investigators say the commotion was so loud, they received close to 10 911 calls. Other people living in the home couldn’t get the dogs off the man, so some neighbors tried to help.


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Retailers Planning For California Rat Poison Ban Taking Effect July 1

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation is telling retailers to stop selling poison in open trays, as the poison kills more than just the pests.


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Penn Valley Emergency Crews Save 6-Year-Old Boy From Near-Drowning

Bryan Mathena is a seasoned paramedic and firefighter for the Penn Valley Fire Protection District. He demonstrated for CBS13 what it took to save the child’s life.


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Jury Could Get Case Of Davis Mom Allegedly Drowning 5-Year-Old Daughter After Holiday

During weeks of testimony in the courtroom, prosecutors describe her as a cold-blooded killer hooked on prescription drugs who hated being a mother to the point of murdering one of her two children.


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Roseville Firefighter Reunites With His Former Teacher Whose Life He Saved

The Roseville Fire Department hosted the survivors breakfast for people they saved, with a lot like Ron Grove remembering how close they came. The Roseville High teacher and PA announcer doesn’t even remember his story.


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Accused Rapist Admits Having Sex With 11-Year-Old, Puts Part Of Blame On Her

He admitted to CBS13’s Ron Jones during a jailhouse interview that he had sex with an 11-year-old girl in Old Sacramento near the river. But he put part of the blame on her.


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Train-Hopping Trio Face Judge In Murder Of Teen

Two of the suspects, Jules Clifford Carrillo and Edward Taylor Anauo, smiled and giggled to themselves in court on Tuesday. Sitting not far from them is 30-year-old Laura Lee Kenner.


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Mother Accused Of Abandoning Child At Sacramento Truck Stop Says She Left Infant With Husband

Reed says she and her husband were visiting Sacramento from Lake County, hoping to buy a car. The couple got into an argument at the truck stop, where she says she became frustrated and left her baby on the sidewalk with her husband.


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Sears, Sacramento Nonprofit Team Up To Help Fix Navy Veteran’s Home

Paul Starns tells CBS13 he’s been dealing with major problems in the house for more than six years. Now those problems are a thing of the past.



Four Men Accused Of Searching Internet For Sexual Encounters With Children

Citrus Heights Police say with the summer break right around the corner, more children will be at home and online.