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
A police officer receives a COVID-19 vaccine
Seth Wenig / APSci/Health

Leaders And Law Enforcement At Odds Over COVID Vaccine

A health care worker fills a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
Lynne Sladky / APSci/Health

Police Push Back Against Vaccine Mandates

John Deere employees picket outside John Deere Davenport Works
Meg McLaughlin / Quad City Times / APBusiness

Labor Unrest Leads To Nationwide Strikes

Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket and its latest space passengers
LM Otero / APSci/Health

Blue Origin Has Successful Second Flight

Parachutes slow the descent of the Blue Origin capsule
LM Otero / APSci/Health

Actor William Shatner Blasts Into Space On Blue Origin Rocket

William Shatner and the crew of Blue Origin's second crewed launch
Blue OriginSci/Health

William Shatner Set To Fly On Blue Origin's Second Crewed Launch

Wind turbines off the U.S. East Coast.

The Path Forward For U.S. Wind Power


Special Report: Before The Water Runs Out


California Voters Cast Last Ballots In Recall

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