Hernandez, Owens to 'World News'


NEW YORK -- ABC News said Thursday that Taina Hernandez and Ryan Owens have been named co-anchors of "World News Now" and "America This Morning."

The two will anchor the 2 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. "World News Now," which is broadcast live and then followed by "America This Morning" on ABC affiliates. Owens will also work for "Good Morning America" and Hernandez, who already does work for "GMA" and weekend "World News" will continue.

Hernandez had been a Los Angeles-based and New York-based correspondent for ABC News, having moved to the network in December 2001 from ABC News' NewsOne service. She also has worked for WABC-TV and NY1 News.

Owens joined ABC News last August as an anchor/correspondent for ABC News Now, the digital news channel. He has also worked as a reporter at WHDH-TV in Boston, where he covered the Persian Gulf War and also the 2002 Winter Olympics among other stories, and WLWT-TV in Cincinnati, Ohio, among other stations.