James Packard - Newsy

James Packard


James Packard is an anchor and producer at Newsy. You'll find him fishing for smart interviews, digging for the heart of the story and spelling out how the news shapes what happens next. He's a Denver-raised graduate of the University of Missouri's journalism school. He's also an actor, a writer and a pilot. He enjoys new perspectives, rich conversation and witty jokes. So, if you offer any of those, please reach out.

Recent Work
Officials walk past images of illegal drugs outside the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building
Marcio Jose Sanchez / APU.S.

U.S. Schools Will Now Carry Overdose Medication

Leaves of a Cannabis plant seen on display at the first ever Cannabis Exhibit at the California State Fair
Rich Pedroncelli / APPolitics

California Takes Steps To Further Legalize Marijuana

Townhomes under construction are shown in Mars, Pennsylvania
Gene J. Puskar / APBusiness

Interest Rates Are Expected To Increase Again

U.S. corn crops
David Zalubowski / APU.S.

Why Is China Buying Up U.S. Farmland?

Voting stickers
Charles Krupa / APPolitics

The Perennial Importance Of National Voter Registration Day

President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with state and local elected officials about reproductive health care
Evan Vucci / APSci/Health

President Joe Biden Claims The Pandemic Is Over

Air traffic control tower
Jenny Kane / APBusiness

Why Do Air Traffic Controllers Retire At 56?

People rally in support of abortion rights at the state Capitol in Sacramento
Rich Pedroncelli / APPolitics

California Governor Runs Billboard Campaign For New Abortion Website

Trucks line up to enter a Port of Oakland shipping terminal on Nov. 10, 2021, in Oakland
Noah Berger / APBusiness

Why Is The Trucking Industry Changing?

An Amtrak passenger train departing Chicago.
Charles Rex Arbogast / APPolitics

Biden: Rail Strike Averted Is 'Big Win For America'

A railroad train is shown.

Possible Railroad Worker Strike Could Upend U.S. Supply Chain

Elizabeth Whelan, left, sister of U.S. Marine Corps veteran and Russian prisoner Paul Whelan, holds a photo of her brother
Patrick Semansky / APU.S.

Why Is It So Difficult To Bring Detained Americans Home?

A gun store employee shows a gun to a customer.
Jae C. Hong / APPolitics

Major Credit Card Companies Will Soon Categorize Gun Store Purchases

British actress Helen Mirren is seen in a poster for "The Queen."
Luca Bruno / APEntertainment

How Hollywood Captured The Life, Legacy Of Queen Elizabeth II

Farmworkers pick and pack melons.
Terry Chea / APU.S.

California Heat Threatens Agriculture With 8th Day Of Triple Digits

A firefighter takes a hose to a burning property while battling the Fairview Fire Monday
Ethan Swope / APU.S.

California Officials Warn Of Possible Blackouts Due To Extreme Heat

People on the Manhattan Beach Pier in Manhattan Beach, California
John Antczak / APU.S.

Record-Breaking Temperatures Continue Across The West

Cal Fire firefighters work a flare up.
Gregory Bull / APU.S.

Southern California Fire Forces Evacuations, Shuts Down Some Roads

A United Airlines jetliner is passed by a Southwest Airlines craft as they head for gates at Denver International Airport
David Zalubowski / APU.S.

What To Expect From Labor Day Travel

A helicopter drops water on the advancing Route Fire over emergency vehicles
Marcio Jose Sanchez / APU.S.

55 Million People Under Heat Alerts In Western U.S.

A person sits in a lake.

Tens Of Millions Of People Under Heat Alerts In The West

A sign for Brigham Young University is shown.
Rick Bowmer / APU.S.

Volleyball Player Called Racist Slur Says BYU Staff Failed To Act

A close look at a mosquito.
Rick Bowmer / APSci/Health

Cases Of West Nile Virus Rising In Some Parts Of The U.S.

An electric vehicle is plugged into a charger in Los Angeles.
Jae C. Hong / APBusiness

New Gas-Powered Cars Will Be A Thing Of The Past By 2035 In California

U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona
Evan Vucci / APU.S.

Education Secretary Defends Student Loan Forgiveness Despite Criticism

Domestic Policy Adviser Susan Rice speaks during a briefing at the White House.
Susan Walsh / APU.S.

Some Economists Say Loan Forgiveness Plan Could Increase Inflation

Sylvester Stallone poses at a movie premiere.
Invision / APEntertainment

Celebrities Are Overusing An Already Dwindling Water Supply

Vehicles navigate high waters in Moab, Utah.
City of Moab / APSci/Health

Storms Expected To Continue Flooding Southern States For Days

Performer's heels on stage at a strip club
Charlie Riedel / APBusiness

Strippers At Los Angeles Club Look To Be First In U.S. To Unionize

A home is shown as sold.
Gene J. Puskar / APBusiness

Housing Market Is Cooling Off, But Interest Rates May Pause Price Drop