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.

health for all

Healthcare For Undocumented Immigrants Up For Debate At California Capitol This Week

Under the bill, low-income immigrant families would be able to get regular medical care through the state’s Medi-Cal program.

04/13/2015

wounded warriors ride

Sacramento Soldier Ride Brings Wounded Warriors Together For Each Other

There were lots of laughs and good times on Friday at Discovery Park. The injured veterans from different wars are showing support and strength in numbers through the Soldier Ride.

04/10/2015

water restrictions not drill

Panel Warns 4 Years May Not Be The End For California’s Drought

Felicia Marcus with the State Water Resources Control Board says Californians should brace for a possible Australian-type of drought. That country was hammered with dry conditions for 10 long years.

04/09/2015

water

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

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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

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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

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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

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