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
Surveillance Footage Could Hold Clues in School Counselor's Murder
RYAN OWENS
Jul 10, 2014 08:41 AM Story from US RYAN OWENS, ABC News
Dallas Launches Aerial Attack to Fight West Nile
RYAN OWENS
Aug 17, 2012 04:09 AM Story from US RYAN OWENS, ABC News
Texas Cheerleaders Fight Back Over Bible Verses
RYAN OWENS
Oct 04, 2012 06:39 AM Story from US RYAN OWENS, ABC News
Jodi Arias Trial Hit With Another Juror Issue
RYAN OWENS
Oct 23, 2014 05:41 PM Story from US RYAN OWENS, ABC News
Felix Baumgartner: Supersonic Skydive 'Like Swimming Without Touching the Water'
RYAN OWENS
Oct 15, 2012 07:07 AM Story from US RYAN OWENS, ABC News
Pamela Phillips Accused of Discussing 'Hit Man' Before Husband Slain
RYAN OWENS
Feb 28, 2014 04:20 AM Story from US RYAN OWENS, ABC News
Socialite Murder Trial Hinges on Insurance Policy
RYAN OWENS
Feb 26, 2014 09:24 AM Story from US RYAN OWENS, ABC News
Jodi Arias' Key Witness Says Travis Alexander Was Extremely 'Afraid' of Her
RYAN OWENS
Apr 11, 2013 02:14 AM Story from US RYAN OWENS, ABC News
Jodi Arias Faces Second Chance to Avoid Death Penalty Today
RYAN OWENS
May 15, 2013 03:06 AM Story from US RYAN OWENS, ABC News
Former Death Row Inmate Hopes Double Jeopardy Defense Will Set Her Free
RYAN OWENS
Jun 25, 2014 09:28 AM Story from US RYAN OWENS, ABC News
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