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.

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American Airlines planes

Flying While Infected? No Federal Law Will Stop You

President Donald Trump

As President Trump Pushes To Reopen Schools, Safety Guidance To Change

Woman looks through housing complex window

Will This Aggressive Australian Lockdown Prevent A U.S.-Like Spread?

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker
American Airlines, NewsySci/Health

Exclusive: American Airlines CEO Says Distancing Not Possible

A coronavirus antibody testing site in Utah

Texas Pauses Reopening, ICU Beds Fill As Virus Cases Spike Across U.S.

Worker at coronavirus testing site

States Scramble To Respond As U.S. Coronavirus Cases Spike Again

Traveler in nearly empty airport

As Air Travel Rebounds, Airlines Still Have No National Safety Mandate

A protester holds a Black Lives Matter sign

Most Americans Back Protests, But Support Shifts On Racial Lines

An entrance to Seattle's 'autonomous zone'

'Hijacked': Inside Seattle's Police-less, Leaderless 'Autonomous Zone'

Statue of Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia

Knocking Down Statues Is About Way More Than The American Confederacy

Protester wears a surgical mask that says "I can't breathe"

Policies Are Changing, Budgets Are Shrinking, But Protesters Want More

A protester in Detroit

Spotty Data Stands In The Way Of National Police Standards

Protesters kneel before law enforcement in Washington, D.C.

Shows Of Force To Shows Of Solidarity: Ranging Police Protest Response

A protester burns the Chicago flag

Chicago Shuts Down Public Transit, Cuts Off Downtown Amid Protests

SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule

The SpaceX Launch Could Mark The Beginning Of The End For The ISS

Doug Loverro

Ex-Head Of NASA Human Spaceflight: I Did The Job The Best I Knew How

Falcon 9, carrying Crew Dragon, lifts off

Coming SpaceX Launch Is The First Big Step To Buying A Ticket To Space

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley

Here's What Astronauts Will Do On SpaceX's First Crewed Mission

A technician prepares a COVID-19 collection vial

As Coronavirus Testing Ramps Up, Labs Struggle To Keep Up

A COVID-19 test being performed in Yonkers, New York

The U.S. Needs Tens Of Thousands Of Contact Tracers. Most Aren't There

Passengers in Pittsburgh International Airport

Flying In The Age Of Coronavirus: A Trip In The New Normal

Man in Denver International Airport

Inform, Don't Enforce: The Patchwork Of Policy Air Crews Want Changed

Food worker in Yuba City, California

California Looks For Way Out Of $54 Billion Deficit, Millions Jobless

Women walk past closed shops in New York City
Kathy Willens / APWorld

WHO Warns Some Countries Are Headed For 'Blind Driving' Into Reopening

Ahmaud Arbery
The Action PAC/Family PhotoU.S.

3 Gunshots: 36 Seconds That Reignited A Deadly Shooting Investigation

A woman shops for meat

Expert Questions Warnings On Meat Supply As Grocers Shift Strategy

People in socially-distanced line

States Reopen As COVID-19 Cases Climb And Experts Urge Broader Testing

Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping

Trump Weighs Retaliation For COVID-19; Has U.S.-China Dynamic Changed?

Boeing 737 MAX 8 production line

Boeing Is Banking Its Coronavirus Recovery On A Crisis-Causing Plane

Empty Las Vegas strip

'Not Rushing Into It': Vegas Readies Masks, Thermal Cameras For Reopen