Ron Brown

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Name: Ron Brown
Date registered: May 4, 2012


Ron Brown anchors NewsWatch 12 This Morning. Ron was born in Klamath Falls and moved to Rogue Valley when he was five. He attended Gold Hill schools through eighth grade and graduated from Crater High School. Ron graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Radio and Television in 1972. After college Ron went into the military for three years. He spent 16 months in Vietnam and six months in Wuerzburg, Germany. In 1973 Ron married Judee Harding of Riverside, California who he met the summer before graduating. Ron and Judee have three children. The are all married and live in Utah and Iowa. In August 2007, Ron became a grandfather for the first time when his daughter and son-in-law welcomed their son Jakob in Iowa. Ron started his career in broadcasting in 1980 at KRWQ Radio in Gold Hill as the station’s newsman. He started at KDRV in March 1986. Ron has anchored Newswatch 12 This Morning since its first broadcast. After the news Ron covers stories across Southern Oregon and Northern California. Ron has traveled the world for stories covering things in Vietnam and Russia, where he’s gone three times. Ron enjoys history, working in the yard and traveling to visit family in Utah, Idaho, Southern California and Central Oregon. Ron lives in Gold Hill.

Latest posts

  1. Oregon Trails–Hassell Bunks — September 15, 2014
  2. Oregon Trails-Railroad Trestles — September 8, 2014
  3. Oregon Trails: Timber Tressels — September 7, 2014
  4. Oregon Trails: Holly Theatre — September 2, 2014
  5. Oregon Trails–Sisson Cold Case Murder — August 27, 2014

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Josephine County Library Fundraising

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Josephine County community libraries are in a frantic end-of-the-year rush to raise operating money for the rest of the year. The community library receives no funding from the county general fund, so for the last few years has been on its own, seeking grants and donations from families, individuals and businesses. … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: the Golden Spike

MEDFORD, Ore. — Next Tuesday marks the 126th anniversary of an event that helped shape the future of Southern Oregon forever. The driving of the golden spike in 1887 capped almost 20 years of back breaking work to connect Oregon to California by rail. In the video above, NewsWatch 12′s Ron Brown looks back at … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Klamath County Settlement

NEAR KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The early days of Klamath County settlement left a legacy that sometimes included lawlessness and bad blood between ranching families. This week’s Oregon Trails takes a look at one particular feud that may help explain a strange jog in the line between Klamath and Lake Counties.

ODOT Prepares for Snow

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. — A cold, wet weather system is sweeping across the Northwest with a promise that snow could fall in the high country by Monday evening, and maybe even near the valley floor by Tuesday morning. For ODOT crews, this is the first likely snow event of the year. So, the plows are … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Klamath Myths

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Just about every town has its share of tall tales and legendary stories. But Klamath Falls may have more than its share. Many of them have been gathered by Klamath County Museum Director Todd Kepple. For instance, what about the story that Ella Redkey Municipal Swimming Pool was built with money … Continue reading »

Christmas Tree Arrives in Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in downtown Grants Pass. Monday morning, the town center association put up this 40 foot tall white fir Christmas tree in what will soon be the holiday plaza, at 5th and G Streets. The donated tree will soon be decorated, and will be … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Grants Pass Streets

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Jeanette Spencer Dickson was born and raised in Grants Pass, and has had a life-long interest in local history. One question always on her mind was why several streets in the southwest part of town suddenly make a dog-leg bend after heading nearly east and west. “It just didn’t make any … Continue reading »

70th Anniversary of Battle of Tarawa

MEDFORD, Ore. – November 20, 2013 marks the 70th anniversary of the beginning of one of the fiercest battles of the Pacific in World War II. It was one of the first times the Americans took the war back to Japanese forces, and the first time Allied forces met really stiff resistance. NewsWatch 12′s Ron … Continue reading »

Applegate Lake Speed Change Proposed

APPLEGATE LAKE, Ore. — For more than 30 years, Applegate Lake has been a quiet refuge for anglers looking to wet a line or take a slow cruise around in a fishing boat. Now, a group of power boat operators wants to see the ten mile an hour speed limit eliminated, so faster boats could … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Pre-Historic Bones

ASHLAND, Ore. — Things in Ashland are a lot quieter now that it’s between Shakespeare seasons, and the community at the base of the Siskiyous is settling back to being a small college town. Down in the railroad district, the Ashland Railway History Museum is working to expand its mission to include other Ashland history, … Continue reading »

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