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CBS13 Sacramento anchor Ron Jones says farewell, heading to Atlanta

Former Fox 40 anchor Bethany Crouch works with co-anchor Ron Jones on CBS13 on Friday, October 14, 2016 in Sacramento.
Former Fox 40 anchor Bethany Crouch works with co-anchor Ron Jones on CBS13 on Friday, October 14, 2016 in Sacramento. The Sacramento Bee

CBS13 Sacramento television anchor Ron Jones announced on the air Wednesday morning that he will be leaving KOVR to be the weekend anchor at WXIA in Atlanta.

“I truly am going to miss everyone here,” he said on the CW31 morning program “Good Day.”

Jones begins his Atlanta gig in November. Here’s video of his on-air announcement.

Began as police officer

Jones began his television career in 1988, according to his CBS13 biography, while working as an officer for the Oakland Police Department. He was featured in cable television commercials related to crime prevention. He later wrote, produced and hosted numerous crime prevention and public affairs shows for the city of Oakland. That experience led Jones to change careers and work as a TV reporter and anchor in Roanoke, San Francisco and Sacramento.

In 2004, Jones, a former Army sergeant, joined CBS13. He moved to the sister station KMAX-TV CW31 “Good Day” daily morning show in 2013.

Jones leaves “Good Day” as another Sacramento television personality joins the show. Bethany Crouch left her Fox40 morning anchor job in September and three weeks later hopped over to KOVR CBS13 and CW31.

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