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|Education||Northwestern University (1995)|
|Notable credit(s)|| • Anchor, WHDH, Boston, Massachusetts, United States (2001–2006)
• Co-Anchor, World News Now (2007–2008)
Early life and education
From 2001 to 2006, he was a reporter and anchor[clarification needed] at WHDH, an NBC-network affiliate in Boston, Massachusetts. During that time he reported on[clarification needed] the 2005 child sexual-abuse trial (acquittal) of Michael Jackson; the 2002 Winter Olympics; the 2004 funeral of U.S. President Ronald Reagan; the Scott Peterson trial (conviction); and some Academy Awards ceremonies.
For most of 2007, he co-anchored — with Taina Hernandez — World News Now, ABC News's overnight news program. (He also occasionally anchored America This Morning, a 30-minute ABC News early-morning news program.) During his time on World News Now, Owens was involved in controversy when the two anchors inappropriately made light of Owen Wilson's suicide attempt on-air and they were reprimanded for this by ABC News. His departure from World News Now was announced during the program's February 29, 2008, broadcast indicating he had taken a job as a network correspondent.
His first on-air appearance in this new role was on March 10, 2008, covering the Ohio snow storms. He also occasionally anchors the World News Webcast podcast for ABC News at its homepage.
Owens won a regional Emmy Award for coverage of special events and spot news reporting.
- Staff writer (November 1, 2008). "Ryan Owens". ABC News. Retrieved December 7, 2010.
- Guthrie, Marisa (September 10, 2007). "ABC News: The Anchors Are Laughing; the Network Is Not — Ryan Owens, Taina Hernandez Laugh It Up During Serious Stories on World News Now". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved December 7, 2010.