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Ann Owens

Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts


Ann Pulice Owens served as co-anchor of PBS SoCal’s (KOCE-TV) “Real Orange,” Orange County’s only weekday newscast, alongside Ed Arnold for 16 years. She joined the station in 1997.

An award winning journalist of more than 20 years, Owens is the recipient of numerous industry honors, including an Emmy and Golden Mike Awards.

Prior to joining PBS SoCal, Owens worked as a reporter and part-time anchor at the Orange County Newschannel (OCN).  Earlier in her career, she was the weekday reporter and weekend anchor at KNVN-TV, the NBC affiliate in Chico, California.

Owens is in her 13th year teaching broadcast writing and reporting at Chapman University in Orange.

Attending Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, she started her career in broadcasting at KBYU-TV, a member of the PBS family.

Owens is passionate about supporting local causes, lending her time to many local charities.  She is heavily involved in the local chapter of the Boy Scouts of America.

Born in Southern California, Owens grew up in Orange County until she was 10, than relocated with her family to Redding, California.  She met her husband of 20 years, Warren, on a blind date.  They have one son and reside in Santa Ana.