Ryan Owens

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Ryan Owens is an ABC News correspondent based in the network's Dallas bureau. He reports for all broadcasts and platforms, including "World News with Diane... Read More »

Ryan Owens is an ABC News correspondent based in the network's Dallas bureau. He reports for all broadcasts and platforms, including "World News with Diane Sawyer," "Nightline," and "Good Morning America."

His recent work includes covering Michael Jackson's funeral, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, the historic Texas drought, the devastating floods in the Midwest, and the Utah mine collapse. Mr. Owens has also reported from Iraq, where he covered the American and Iraqi crackdown in Sadr City. His "World News" reporting on the wildfires in San Diego County, California was recognized with an Emmy Award in 2007.

Prior to this assignment, Mr. Owens was co-anchor of "World News Now" and "America This Morning," the network's early morning news programs.

Mr. Owens joined ABC News in August 2006 as an anchor and correspondent for ABC News Now, the network's 24-hour digital news and information channel. Prior to joining the network, Mr. Owens was a reporter for WHDH-TV, the NBC affiliate in Boston, for which he traveled extensively covering stories. At the start of the Iraq war, he reported from the Persian Gulf. He covered the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the Michael Jackson trial in Santa Maria, CA, the funeral of President Reagan in Simi Valley, CA, and the Scott Peterson trial in Redwood City, CA.

From 1998-2001 Mr. Owens was a reporter for WLWT-TV, the NBC affiliate in Cincinnati, OH. Before that he reported in the Chattanooga, TN and Evansville, IN markets.

Mr. Owens has received a regional Emmy Award and Associated Press Awards for coverage of special events and spot news reporting. His reporting on the deadly rampage at Ft. Hood was also nominated for an Emmy in 2010.

He is a graduate of Northwestern University.

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'That Was Not Eddie,' Says Aunt of 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle's Alleged Killer
RYAN OWENS
Feb 16, 2015 09:05 AM Story from US RYAN OWENS, ABC News
Juror Selection to Begin for 'American Sniper' Murder Trial
RYAN OWENS
Feb 05, 2015 03:12 AM Story from US RYAN OWENS, ABC News
Louisiana Theater Gunman's Journal Found in Motel Room
RYAN OWENS and EMILY SHAPIRO
Jul 26, 2015 09:58 AM Story from US RYAN OWENS and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News
Oklahoma Fraternity Members Learned Racist Chant During Cruise, School Says
RYAN OWENS and MEGHAN KENEALLY
Mar 27, 2015 02:00 PM Story from US RYAN OWENS and MEGHAN KENEALLY, ABC News
Reserve Deputy Robert Bates' Weapons Training in Question After Shooting
RYAN OWENS and ENJOLI FRANCIS
Apr 17, 2015 10:36 AM Story from US RYAN OWENS and ENJOLI FRANCIS, ABC News
Jodi Arias: Who Is the Admitted Arizona Killer?
RYAN OWENS
Jan 08, 2013 07:24 AM Story from US RYAN OWENS, ABC News
Jodi Arias Feels 'Betrayed' By Jury, Waffles on Apology
RYAN OWENS
May 22, 2013 08:45 AM Story from US RYAN OWENS, ABC News
Extramarital Affairs Take Center Stage in Ex-Cop Murder Trial
RYAN OWENS
Jun 26, 2013 02:24 AM Story from US RYAN OWENS, ABC News
Ariz. Powerball Jackpot Winner Identified
RYAN OWENS
Dec 11, 2012 02:08 AM Story from US RYAN OWENS, ABC News
Jodi Arias Swaps Skirts for Prison Stripes
RYAN OWENS
Jun 20, 2013 04:18 AM Story from US RYAN OWENS, ABC News
Jodi Arias' Trial: Defense's Psychologist Admits She Lied to Him
RYAN OWENS
Mar 19, 2013 10:51 AM Story from US RYAN OWENS, ABC News
Wife Appears in Court to Face Husband in Alleged Murder-for-Hire Plot
RYAN OWENS
Sep 20, 2012 01:58 AM Story from US RYAN OWENS, ABC News
Bride Accused of Pushing Husband Off Cliff Wanted 'Cops Out of It'
RYAN OWENS
Nov 04, 2013 01:47 AM Story from US RYAN OWENS, ABC News
BMX Rider Invents 'Amazing' Stunt Across Texas Bridge
RYAN OWENS
Jan 13, 2014 02:36 AM Story from US RYAN OWENS, ABC News
Cop's 'Heart Sank' on Realizing Shots Fired at Minivan Full of Kids
RYAN OWENS
Jan 17, 2014 02:06 AM Story from US RYAN OWENS, ABC News
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