Ryan Owens

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Ryan Owens
Born United States
Education Northwestern University (1995)
Occupation Journalist
Notable credit(s)  • Anchor, WHDH, Boston, Massachusetts, United States (2001–2006)
 • Co-Anchor, World News Now (2007–2008)

Ryan Owens (born 1974) is an American journalist serving as a correspondent for ABC News, the news division of the American broadcast-television network ABC.

Early life[edit]

He graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, in 1995.[citation needed][1]


From 1998 to 2001, Owens worked with WLWT, an NBC network affiliate in Cincinnati, Ohio, as well as stations in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Evansville, Indiana.[2]

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.

ABC News[edit]

Owens joined ABC News in August 2006 as an anchor and correspondent for ABC News Now, the network's twenty-four-hour news-and-information digital channel.

For most of 2007, he co-anchored — with Taina HernandezWorld News Now, ABC News' 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.[3] 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 anchored the World News Webcast podcast for ABC News at its homepage.

On October 20, 2008, Owens was named ABC News' Dallas, Texas, correspondent.[citation needed]

In May 2013, Owens interviewed Jodi Arias after she was found guilty by the jury.[4]


Owens won a regional Emmy Award for coverage of special events and spot news reporting.


  1. ^ ""Ryan Owens: Correspondent. ABC News. Retrieved February 4, 2017.
  2. ^ Staff writer (November 1, 2008). "Ryan Owens". ABC News. Retrieved December 7, 2010.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Owens, Ryan (May 22, 2013). "Jodi Arias Feels 'Betrayed' By Jury, Waffles on Apology". ABC News (Phoenix).

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