After growing up in the apple orchards of the state of Washington, Ron came to Abilene to attend Abilene Christian University in 1978. He first started work at KTAB TV in April of 1981, but left to pursue several other careers including work for U.S. Congressman Charles Stenholm and did marketing work for an Internet service in Abilene. Ron has worked in radio and television for more than 30 years, covering events such as the Columbus Day flood of 1981 and the arrival of the first B-1 at Dyess Air Force Base. Ron is married and has three children. In his free time, Ron enjoys leading his Sunday School class and playing racquetball.
Ron’s Fact File
First TV Appearance
1963 on Uncle Jimmy’s Clubhouse in Yakima, Washington.
Snakeman Jim, a man who crawled under homes to retrieve rattlesnakes.
News conferences with George W. Bush and a live interview with vice presidential candidate Lloyd Bentsen in 1988.
Adam, Hailey and Colton
Racquetball and reading.
Several stupid-human tricks with double-jointed hands.