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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.

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Doctor prepares vaccine shot

China Takes Global Lead On Vaccines — And It May Have Lasting Impact

A man receives his COVID-19 vaccine

President Promises Enough Vaccine By June As Merck Boosts Production

A pilot walks past a parked Delta Air Lines plane

Travel Industry Sees Early Signs That A Rebound Is Starting

Former Michigan governor Rick Snyder

Judge Mulls Recusal In Flint Water Case Against Ex-Governor

Damaged engine of United Airlines 777
Chad Schnell via APU.S.

Regulators Ban Planes After Jet Engine Rains Debris Over Denver

Houston neighborhood under snow
Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via APU.S.

Texas Crisis Is Proof The U.S. Is Badly Unprepared For Climate Change

NASA Perseverance team celebrates

New Mars Rover Starts Search For Life After Terrifying Descent

People wait in line to fill propane tanks

Experts: Texas Power Crash Came From Bad Prep, Not Wind Turbines

Grocery store worker in the dark in Dallas

Millions Desperate As Cold Exposes Power Grid Vulnerabilities

Woman receives COVID vaccine
Ryan Brennecke /The Bulletin via APSci/Health

COVID Cases Are Falling In The U.S., But The Virus Is Far From Beaten

A person walks through Washington Reagan National Airport

Airlines Say No Stimulus Means Furloughs, But Do They Really Need It?

An anti-China protester holds up a placard at a protest

Women Allege Systematic Rape In Chinese Uighur Detention Camps

Pharmacist with COVID-19 vaccines

Pfizer Vaccine Distribution Could Face A Bumpy Road

An American Airlines worker speaks with a passenger

$129 For A Pre-Flight COVID Test? Why They May Not Do Much

Health worker holds syringe of vaccine candidate

Gottlieb: WH Had Pfizer Data, Still Declined To Buy More Vaccine Doses

Travelers look at departure boards in New York's Penn Station

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A United Airlines 737 MAX 9

Pilots Watch Closely As FAA Lifts Grounding On Embattled 737 Max

Therapist holds COVID patient's hand

'They Die In The Same Way': Nurse Begs For Buy-in As COVID Surges

Thanksgiving turkey

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American Airlines A321

American Airlines Pilot: Masks 'Widely Disregarded' In The Cockpit

Students at an outdoor school

As Coronavirus Cases Climb, Schools Weigh Cost Of In-Person Class

Miami Beach

Miami's 'Hard To See' Future Besets Attempts To Outrun The Sea

Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, orange, isolated from a patient.
NIAID/National Institutes of Health via APSci/Health

First Case Of COVID-19 Reinfection Confirmed In U.S.

Rear cabin on a Delta Air Lines jet

After Newsy Report, Airlines Admit Pilot Mask Policies Have Exceptions

American Airlines planes

Exclusive: Pilot Docked Pay After Insisting Co-Pilot Wear A Mask

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