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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After Life-Saving Donation, Sacramento Women Trying To Help Firefighter Who Needs Kidney

Jan Ebert, who’s worked for the city for more than 22 years, says when she heard that her friend needed help, she had no other choice.

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San Bernardino, Paris Attacks Mixing With Gun Control Fears To Drive California Gun Sales

Owner Josh Deaser says business is good at Just Guns in Sacramento. He says it’s the perfect marketing campaign, without spending one dime on advertisement.

12/04/2015

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Caltrans, CHP Investigating Ways To Stop Deadly Wrong-Way Crashes

The Sacramento region saw four deadly wrong-way crashes in the first half of the year. The freeway crashes leave victims with little time to react.

12/03/2015

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Solar Lobby Questions Gov. Brown’s Commitment To Solar Panel Industry

Brown recently signed an ambitious climate change bill, which would make 50 percent of the state’s energy use come from renewable sources by 2030.

12/01/2015

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Thieves Targeting Unsuspecting Black Friday Shoppers

While shoppers are looking for deals, crime experts say criminals are lurking among the bargain hunters. And those criminals are hunting for unsuspecting victims.

11/27/2015

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South Sacramento House Fire A Reminder Of Increasing Home Fire Danger

Several house fires are forcing families to find some place to live as we enter a time of year when the fire danger increases substantially.

11/25/2015

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Deadly Crashes On The Rise As CHP Says Drivers Aren’t Wearing Seat Belts

Through the first six months of the year, federal officials say accidents were up 8 percent year over year.

11/24/2015

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Code Violations Force Families From Carmichael Apartments Days Before Thanksgiving

Some neighbors at Twin Gardens Apartments say it’s miserable living here. Hot water is a luxury.

11/23/2015

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Roseville Seniors Rallying Against Proposed Verizon Cellphone Tower Near Community

Residents wanted CBS13 to attend a meeting between them and their homeowner’s association’s board of directors, but the board kept us out.

11/20/2015

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Women Behind Bars Getting Help Building Technical Skills To Find A Job

Two-dozen women at Folsom Prison are now graduating with the hope of a different type of career thanks to high-tech training.

11/19/2015

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Mom Hopes El Camino High Student’s Death Won’t Be Forgotten In Legal System

The aspiring freshman on El Camino High’s dance team was riding in the back seat when officers say a pickup slammed into the back of their car on the Capital City Freeway.

11/18/2015

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Del Paso Heights Community Calls For Healing, Peace After Murder Of Grant High Football Player

After Friday’s deadly shooting, leaders in Del Paso Heights say it’s still a huge emotional toll on the students and community.

11/17/2015

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