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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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
'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
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
Police: Jailed Woman Tried to Orchestrate Murder-For-Hire Plot
RYAN OWENS
Feb 04, 2014 03:37 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
Taped Discussions With Hit Man Reveal Socialite's Desperation
RYAN OWENS
Mar 07, 2014 07:52 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
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
Texas Man Faces Possible Life in Prison For Pot Brownies
RYAN OWENS
May 21, 2014 06:38 AM Story from US RYAN OWENS, ABC News
Residents Eye Damage After Drought-Fueled Wildfires Sweep Oklahoma Town
RYAN OWENS
May 05, 2014 12:55 AM Story from US RYAN OWENS, ABC News
Texas Man on Trial for Allegedly Slaying Driver Who Killed His Sons
RYAN OWENS
Aug 18, 2014 10:33 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
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
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