TV News Anchor Ken Owen '82 Joins Indianapolis' WISH

TV News Anchor Ken Owen '82 Joins Indianapolis' WISH

August 13, 1989

Ken Owen 1989.jpgAugust 13, 1989, Greencastle, Ind. — "Ken Owen, co-anchor of the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts for WLOS/Channel 13 since October 1987, has resigned to return to his native Midwest and a job anchoring the evening news at an Indianapolis station," reports today's edition of South Carolina's Greenville News. "His farewell broadcast was Friday."

"He did a great job for us," WLOS news director Karl Zedell says of Owen, telling the newspaper, "He's got a chance to go to Indiana, and it's a chance of a lifetime for him." 

Owen will be joining Indianapolis CBS affiliate WISHWLOS serves Asheville, North Carolina, as well as Greenville and Spartanburg, South Carolina. (below right: Owen as a DePauw student on-the-air at WGRE)

"The Chicago native graduated from Indiana's DePauw University and worked at a Fort Wayne, Ken Owen WGRE 1980.jpgInd., television station before coming to WLOS," the column by David Eskola adds. "During his two years at the station, Owen traveled to the Soviet Union to report on the Rev. Billy Graham's participation there in the 1,000th anniversary of the Russian Orthodox Church.  The news documentary that came out of the trip was nominated for an Iris Award for excellence by the National Association of Television Program Executives.  Owen also hosted a weekly segment called 'Wednesday's Child,' which highlights an area youngster for the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program."

See a feature story reported by Ken Owen, a 1982 graduate of DePauw, in this previous article.