Meet the Team

James Packard

Anchor/Producer

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
 U.S.

United Airlines Pushes New Aircraft Branding In Big Reveal

Boeing 787
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More Bad Headlines Strain Pilot Trust In Boeing

Boeing 737 MAX
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FAA Panel Gives Initial Approval To New 737 MAX Training

 U.S.

Lawyer Suing Boeing: 20 Whistleblowers Have Contacted Me About 737 MAX

Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft
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Boeing Faces Another Wrongful Death Lawsuit After 737 MAX Crashes

Boeing 737 MAX
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Boeing's Apparently Failed Recovery Process, Explained

American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8
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737 MAX Pilot: We're Not Taking Boeing At Its Word

Boeing 737 MAX 8
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Boeing Just Unveiled Its 737 MAX Fix — Here's How It Works

Boeing's 737 MAX
BoeingU.S.

What's Boeing Doing To Solve Its 737 MAX Problem?

Boeing 737 MAX 8
BoeingU.S.

'Almost Criminally Insufficient': The 737 MAX Already Concerned Pilots

A LEAP engine is pictured on the first Boeing 737 MAX airliner is pictured at the company's manufacturing plant, on December
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Could This Feature Of The Boeing 737 MAX Be Linked To 2 Plane Crashes?

Thanksgiving turkey
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What We Know About The Origins Of Thanksgiving

President Donald Trump pardons a turkey
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When Did Presidential Turkey Pardons Start?

President Trump waves to a crowd.
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Fact-Checking Trump's Election-Season Campaign Comments

Trump holds a press conference.
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Were The Midterms A Historic Win For Republicans?

A sign welcomes immigrations to the U.S.
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Some Activists Claim Immigrants Carry Disease. Here's The Truth.

U.S.-Mexico border
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Fact-Checking Trump's Claim That Democrats Are Anti-Border Security

U.S. Capitol building
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Democrats Are Likely To Retake The House. What's At Stake?

U.S.-Mexico border
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Fact-Checking Trump's Claim That Democrats Are Anti-Border Security

A Facebook post with mis-captioned pictures
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No, These Pictures Don't Show The Migrants Burning The American Flag

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and President Donald Trump
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President Trump Says Saudi Arabia Sends $450 Billion To US. It Doesn't

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill and Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley
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Fact-Checking The Debate In Missouri's Senate Race

Voting booths
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No, This SCOTUS Ruling Doesn't Strip Native Americans Of Voting Rights

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum
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Did Andrew Gillum Refuse Help To Get Power On After Hurricane Hermine?

Kanye West in the Oval Office
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Fact-Checking Kanye West's Wisconsin Jobs Claim

President Donald Trump
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Does The President Owe Elizabeth Warren A $1 Million Donation?

President Donald Trump
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Fact-Checking The Suggestion George Soros Paid Kavanaugh Protesters

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin
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Did Sen. Joe Manchin Really Vote To Fund The Border Wall?

The U.S.-Mexico Border
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Trump Said All Democrats Signed An 'Open Borders' Bill. They Didn't.

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson
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349 Votes For Higher Taxes? This Hit On Bill Nelson Doesn't Hold Up