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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President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden

A Week From First Debate, Polls Are Tight In These Key States

A mosquito on human skin

Rare, Mosquito-Borne Disease Could Be Spreading In Michigan

Workers prepare "Stan" the T. Rex for auction
Christie's / CNNSci/Health

Tyrannosaurus Rex Bones Set To Fetch $8M At Auction

Hospital entrance

NPR Poll Shows 1 In 5 Missed Medical Care When Pandemic Hit

Ford electric truck

Ford's Electric Truck Will Be Built For Towing, Hauling

Boeing 737 Max planes parked

737 Max Pilot: House Report 'Ringing Condemnation' Of Boeing Culture

Then-FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok waits for the start of a House Judiciary Committee hearing.

One-On-One With Peter Strzok

Planes parked on the tarmac at Kansas City International Airport

Lessons From 9/11 Recovery Give Airlines Guideposts For COVID-19

Smoke plume in Beirut Thursday

Fire At Beirut Blast Site Scares Residents, Fuels Anti-Government Fury

Capt. Tammie Jo Shults
Tammie Jo Shults/HarperCollins PublishingU.S.

Life-Saving Pilot To Newsy: 'Everyone Felt The Value Of Human Life'

United Airlines planes parked on the tarmac at Chicago O'Hare airport

Behind The Scenes: How An Airline Gets Parked Jets Moving Again

Workers treat a coronavirus patient in a Texas hospital

Experts 'Extremely Concerned' As Lags, Inconsistency Plague Virus Data

An employee works on a vaccine in Moscow, Russia

Russia's Vaccine Claims Come With Little Evidence, Incomplete Testing

Students enter a classroom in Texas

Amid 40% Rise Of Coronavirus In Kids, School Return Gets Bumpy Start

TikTok and WeChat on a phone

'It's Overwhelming' — The Chinese App Ban Could Cut Off Families

Site of Beirut Explosion

Chemical In Beirut Explosion Common In U.S., Public Reporting Isn't

Empty seats at Detroit airport

Abandoned Gates, Face Masks And 10-Person Flights: This Is Flying Now

Researcher handles blood samples in a vaccine trial at the University of Oxford

House Dems. Argue Trump Admin. Can't Be Trusted To Distribute Vaccine

A researcher handles samples

2 More Vaccines Show Promise As Global Race Grows Tense

Workers at a coronavirus testing site in Florida

Leaked Task Force Document Highlights Splintered Federal Messaging

A test volunteer receives a vaccine candidate

Vaccine Shows Promise, But Fauci Warns Immunity Is At Least A Year Out

Cars in line at drive-through coronavirus testing site

Americans Wait Days, Weeks For COVID-19 Test Results As Spread Worsens

Patient receives coronavirus vaccine candidate

2 More Possible Vaccines Get A Fast Track, Raising Wall Street Hopes

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