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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President Obama’s Call To Limit Military Equipment For Police Departments Draws Criticism

President Barack Obama’s call to limit military-style equipment for police across the country has already prompted California legislation and law-enforcement advocates railing against it.

05/18/2015

church fire

Elk Grove Methodist Church Classrooms Burn Before Rummage Sale

The fire at the Elk Grove United Methodist Church didn’t burn the sanctuary, but it did torch classrooms and there was concern about a strip mall connected to the building.

05/15/2015

bird flu

Midwest Bird Flu May Move Sacramento Egg Prices Higher

The nation’s leading egg producer, Iowa, has lost 26 million hens to the deadly disease. It’s driven up Midwest egg prices 17 percent since mid-April.

05/13/2015

patient safety

California Nurses Rally For Improvements to Patient Safety After Hospital Report

Most Sacramento-area hospitals earned As, though, including Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Sacramento, South Sacramento and Roseville, as well as Sutter Health’s campuses and several other local hospitals.

05/12/2015

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Tiny Houses Face Big Challenges From Municipal Codes, Proposition 13

The average tiny house is 186 square feet, compared to the standard U.S. house at 2,100 square feet. The average cost to build is just $23,000, compared to $272,000 for a regular-sized homes. That has 68 percent of tiny house owners with no mortgage, compared to just 29.3 percent of all U.S. homeowners.

05/12/2015

paddle river

River Advocates Warn Lawmakers That Dams Aren’t The Answer To California’s Drought

The group fought strong winds and currents on the Sacramento River, but they also expect stiff resistance from lawmakers who support the construction of new dams.

05/11/2015

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Jackson Wedding Photographer Returns After Nepal Earthquake

Charleton Churchill, a California native who lives in Jackson, was near Mount Everest when the earthquake hit. The photographer returned home this week, and says he can’t wait to return to Mount Everest.

05/08/2015

mentally ill

Lawmakers Concerned Jails, Prisons Becoming New Mental Health Institutions

Lawmakers say county jails and state prisons are becoming the new mental health institutions. Mental health advocates and law enforcement professionals are demanding changes in how jails across the state handle the mentally ill.

05/07/2015

shooting suspect

Rare Ruling Gives Probation To Man Who Killed Girlfriend On New Year’s Eve

Sacramento County Deputy District Attorney Rod Norgaard said the case against 24-year-old Stephen Lucas was something unique in his 25 years of prosecuting suspects.

05/06/2015

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Natomas Father Sentenced In Hatchet Execution Of 9-Year-Old Son

Police say the night of the attack, Hernandez grabbed the hatchet from the backyard, walked back into the house, stood over his son who was sleeping on a couch and executed Matthew.

05/01/2015

birthday wish

Sacramento Boy’s Dream Of 10,000 Model Airplanes For His Birthday A Welcome Distraction

Despite years of grueling medical procedures, the Yaos try to maintain a somewhat normal life. But last month in the middle of that fragile normalcy, Caleb made an abnormal request. He wanted 10,000 model airplanes for his sixth birthday.

04/30/2015

clashes with police

Assembly Bill Would Require Community Relations Training For Police Officers

Cities like Baltimore, Maryland have been flashpoints for violent and explosive protests against police tactics. Some say the anger is fueled by how people of color are treated by officers. At the center of the conflict is a lack of trust.

04/28/2015

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