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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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

Migrants wait in a Reynosa, Mexico park

In The Park Where Families Expelled To Mexico Wait, Fearing Kidnapping

Migrants in a McAllen, Texas Relief Shelter

Inside High-Demand Migrant Relief Shelter Near U.S.-Mexico Border

Kids lay in a crowded CBP shelter in Texas
U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionPolitics

Feds Expand Child Migrant Capacity As 'Don't Come' Message Fails

Migrants at a bus station in Brownsville, Texas

'No Information': Newsy Talks To Migrants Released Without Court Dates

U.S. and Chinese flags

Alaska Summit Is Icy Opener To President Biden's Biggest Global Test

Vial of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine

Experts Worry AstraZeneca Sidelining Will Compound Vaccine Hesitancy

A worker prepares a vaccine dose

Vaccination Surge Sees Snags, Confusion In Race To Prevent COVID Spike

Protesters in downtown Minneapolis

Chants For Justice Mark Busy First Day Of Derek Chauvin Trial


'Now Is The Time': The Voices Of Minneapolis' Change-Makers

Hole in California-Mexico border fence

Desperate Migrants Flood System, Ignoring WH Pleas Not To Come

A sign outside a restaurant in San Antonio

Ignoring New Freedom, Texas Business Owners Self-Impose Restrictions

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?