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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Deputy’s Widow Calls For Officers, Community Leaders To Connect In Classroom

Susan Oliver is concerned recent anti-police protests will jeopardize more officers’ lives and cause children to see law enforcement as the enemy.

01/16/2015

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Coalition Hopes To Turn South Sacramento Motel Site Into Community Gem

The motel on Stockton Boulevard was condemned in 2000, as dozens of families were evacuated. It was riddled with more than just code violations—police say it was plagued with crime, drugs and prostitution.

01/15/2015

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Juror Wants To Shake Hand Of Sacramento Deputy Who Saved Him From Heart Attack

Darryl Hurt says he doesn’t remember the massive heart attack he experienced, but he knows he’s lucky to be alive, and he’s thankful someone was there to help.

01/14/2015

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Dike Failure Worries Prompt Major Repairs Near Folsom Lake

Federal officials have concerns for a heavily traveled road near the lake. The asphalt on top of Dike 1 needs to be fixed immediately, says Kyle Keer with the bureau.

01/13/2015

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Rapid Intervention Crew The Difference Between Life And Death For Sacramento Firefighters

When the cries of help came out from firefighters trapped in the basement of a home while they were fighting a fire, the Rapid Intervention Crew stepped in to help.

01/12/2015

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Sen. Barbara Boxer’s Successor Unlikely To Be Republican

After the longtime senator dropped the bombshell that she’s not seeking a fifth term in office, Escamilla sees a few current Northern California Democratic rising stars champing at the bit.

01/08/2015

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Sacramento County Deputy Saves Potential Juror Whose Heart Stopped Twice

The victim’s heart stopped twice during the ordeal, but deputy and 10-year veteran John Gonzales says he refused to give up until paramedics arrived.

01/07/2015

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California Drought Means Tough Times For Steelhead Trout

Steelhead trout are missing from the hatchery. Normally during the winter months, schoolkids feed them here, and in the nearby American River, fishermen hope to hook them.

01/06/2015

Terry Lamphier (Credit: Facebok)

Former Supervisor Facing Child Porn Charges Sworn In As Grass Valley City Councilman

Demonstrators gathered in front of Grass Valley City Hall to protest the swearing-in of Terry Lamphier, who won the seat in November even as he was being investigated by the district attorney on child porn charges.

01/05/2015

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Long Lines, Qualifications Greet Undocumented Immigrants Seeking Licenses At DMV

Mario Perez has been operating his small truck driving business in the United States for 12 years. He left Mexico for a new life for his family in 2003. He says he’s been driving illegally for more than a decade, but the new law will make his business legal.

01/02/2015

Benjamin Montez (Credit: Sacramento County Sheriff's Dept.)

Father Arrested After Kids Escape From Home On Christmas Day

Two local children were reportedly forced to escape a life of abuse and neglect at the hands of their father. Sacramento County investigators say the boys, ages 7 and 8, roamed the streets Christmas Eve and day. A good Samaritan found them and called police.

12/30/2014

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West Sacramento Silo Demolition Raises Dust Concerns

Alex Mehmood of Sacramento Auto Sales says the work is leaving a thin film of concrete dust on his cars, turning off potential customers.

12/23/2014

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