The two will anchor World News Now and America This Morning.
Taina Hernandez and Ryan Owens have been named co-anchors of World News Now and America This Morning, ABC News President David Westin announced. Hernandez, who regularly files reports for Good Morning America and the weekend editions of World News, will continue to do so. Owens will begin contributing reports to Good Morning America and other ABC News broadcasts and platforms.
“Taina and Ryan are a strong team to lead our broadcasts through the night into each morning. With Americans waking up earlier and earlier, World News Now and America This Morning are important ways to begin the newscasts of our affiliates and Good Morning America,” Westin said.
Before joining World News Now and America This Morning, Hernandez was a Los Angeles-based and then New York-based correspondent for ABC News. She joined the network in December 2001 as a correspondent for NewsOne, the affiliate news service of ABC News.
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.
Before joining the network, Owens was a reporter for WHDH 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, Calif., the funeral of President Reagan in Simi Valley, Calif., and the Scott Peterson trial in Redwood City, Calif.
From 1998-2001, Owens was a reporter for WLWT Cincinnati, OH. Before that he reported in the Chattanooga, Tenn., and Evansville, Ind. markets.