Owen joined Bloomberg in 2011 and has become a specialist in economics and business journalism. But his career in news started more than twenty years ago. He began while still a student at Aston University, reporting for the BBC’s local radio station. 

His first big break came on the third day of a placement at the BBC's Business Unit when he jumped into the presenter's chair after the duty anchor didn't show up. So began a long association with BBC World.

Owen travelled the globe as a reporter and presenter on BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat for many years before being lured back into television and London Tonight.

From reporting local news to presenting national news - in 2001 Owen became the regular face of ITN's 5.30 morning programme before moving to the ITV News Channel.

After a year at the BBC World Service, he was picked up by CNN International, anchoring all the channel's programmes from London.

Owen returned to BBC World News and the BBC News Channel as a news and business presenter in 2009. He fronted rolling coverage of the Arab Spring and remained on air for many hours after a devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan in 2011.

Owen's interviewed some of the most influential people in global politics, business and entertainment. Tony Blair and Benjamin Netanyahu, Economics Laureate Joseph Stiglitz and former UK Chancellor, Lord Lamont, and Joan Collins and the late Leslie Nielsen are some of the most memorable.

Owen Thomas

Owen Thomas

Owen Thomas