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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
Jeff Bezos and crew with the booster that blasted them into space

Bezos Proves Autonomous Space Tourism, Teases More Flights

Jeff Bezos speaks at an event before unveiling Blue Origin's Blue Moon lunar lander.
AP / Patrick SemanskySci/Health

Jeff Bezos Hours From Historic First In Space

TWA 800 Wreckage

The Haunting Wreckage Of TWA 800 Being Destroyed 25 Years After Crash

American Airlines planes

Whistleblower: Pilots Coming To Work Sick, Union Won't Back Vaccine

U.S. President Joe Biden

Pres. Biden Targets Gun Dealers, Pushes Jobs In Violence Prevention

American Airlines plane at a gate in New York City

If There's So Much Demand To Fly, Why Is American Canceling Flights?

A sign in South Dakota

Expert: Infrastructure Push Could Worsen Supply Shortages

Naftali Bennett

Israel's Likely Next Prime Minister Has A Controversial Idea For Peace

Benjamin Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu Fights For Job Amid Likely Ouster

President Joe Biden

Here's What's In Pres. Biden's Budget And How He Plans To Pay For It

Family of Daunte Wright in a march commemorating the one year anniversary of George Floyd's death

Relatively Little Has Changed Since Floyd's Death, Despite Momentum

An out-of-service gas pump

Days After Hack, Colonial Pipeline Restarts Amid Fuel Outages

United Airlines 787 unloads cargo

How Cargo-Only Passenger Planes Are Getting Vaccines Beyond U.S.

An Avelo Airlines plane at Burbank Airport

Why America's Aging Airports Need Help To Survive Post-Pandemic

George Floyd Square

Ex-Gang Members Plan To 'Build A Mayberry' At George Floyd Square

Donations at a Brooklyn Center School

School Near Brooklyn Center Unrest Becomes Lifeline For Thousands

Sister Susan Hames

The Catholic Sister Starting A Racial Reckoning In The Twin Cities

Daunte Wright's grandmother cries at a news conference

'Blood Is On Your Hands': Activists Want Charges In Wright Shooting

Protesters clash with police in Brooklyn Center
Christian Monterrosa / APU.S.

Calls For Charges In Daunte Wright Killing As City Braces For Violence


Is The Ward Where Floyd Died Rethinking 'Abolish Police' Movements?

An artist paints a mirror

Meet The Artists Putting Boots On The Ground Outside Chauvin Trial

Migrants wait in a Reynosa, Mexico park

In The Park Where Families Expelled To Mexico Wait, Fearing Kidnapping

Migrants in a McAllen, Texas Relief Shelter

Inside High-Demand Migrant Relief Shelter Near U.S.-Mexico Border

Kids lay in a crowded CBP shelter in Texas
U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionPolitics

Feds Expand Child Migrant Capacity As 'Don't Come' Message Fails

Migrants at a bus station in Brownsville, Texas

'No Information': Newsy Talks To Migrants Released Without Court Dates

U.S. and Chinese flags

Alaska Summit Is Icy Opener To President Biden's Biggest Global Test

Vial of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine

Experts Worry AstraZeneca Sidelining Will Compound Vaccine Hesitancy

A worker prepares a vaccine dose

Vaccination Surge Sees Snags, Confusion In Race To Prevent COVID Spike

Protesters in downtown Minneapolis

Chants For Justice Mark Busy First Day Of Derek Chauvin Trial


'Now Is The Time': The Voices Of Minneapolis' Change-Makers