Meet the Team

James Packard

Anchor/Producer

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 volunteer cares for a dog who survived Dorian
International Fund for Animal WelfareWorld

These Are The Volunteers Rescuing Dorian's Four-Legged Survivors

Workers cater to tourists on Nassau's cabbage beach
 World

'We Need You Guys To Keep Coming': How Tourism Helps The Bahamas

Volunteers prepare sandwiches
 U.S.

What It Takes To Get Fresh Meals To Dorian's Survivors

A destroyed airplane sits near the runway at Freeport's airport.
Matt Anzur / NewsySci/Health

Grand Bahama Struggles To Recover After Hurricane Dorian

Shelters in the Bahamas
NewsyU.S.

Bahamian Shelters Are Overflowing After Hurricane Dorian

American Airlines 737 MAX
Getty ImagesU.S.

Pilots Say They Were Blocked From Testing 737 MAX Updates In Simulator

Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper
NewsyPolitics

2020 Candidate John Hickenlooper On Iran, Guns and Impeachment

FAA Acting Administrator Dan Elwell
 U.S.

FAA Plays Defense, Raises New Questions In Congressional Testimony

 U.S.

Lawyer Trying To Keep 737 MAX Suit In U.S.: Boeing 'Hunkering Down'

 U.S.

Lawyer Suing Over 737 MAX Crash: Never Seen Anything 'Quite Like This'

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg
Getty ImagesU.S.

Boeing CEO Says He Intends To Stay On, Suggests Pilot Error In Crashes

 U.S.

United Airlines Pushes New Aircraft Branding In Big Reveal

Boeing 787
Getty ImagesU.S.

More Bad Headlines Strain Pilot Trust In Boeing

Boeing 737 MAX
Getty ImagesU.S.

FAA Panel Gives Initial Approval To New 737 MAX Training

 U.S.

Lawyer Suing Boeing: 20 Whistleblowers Have Contacted Me About 737 MAX

Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft
Getty ImagesU.S.

Boeing Faces Another Wrongful Death Lawsuit After 737 MAX Crashes

Boeing 737 MAX
Getty ImagesU.S.

Boeing's Apparently Failed Recovery Process, Explained

American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8
Getty ImagesU.S.

737 MAX Pilot: We're Not Taking Boeing At Its Word

Boeing 737 MAX 8
BoeingU.S.

Boeing Just Unveiled Its 737 MAX Fix — Here's How It Works

Boeing's 737 MAX
BoeingU.S.

What's Boeing Doing To Solve Its 737 MAX Problem?

Boeing 737 MAX 8
BoeingU.S.

'Almost Criminally Insufficient': The 737 MAX Already Concerned Pilots

A LEAP engine is pictured on the first Boeing 737 MAX airliner is pictured at the company's manufacturing plant, on December
Getty ImagesU.S.

Could This Feature Of The Boeing 737 MAX Be Linked To 2 Plane Crashes?

Thanksgiving turkey
Getty ImagesU.S.

What We Know About The Origins Of Thanksgiving

President Donald Trump pardons a turkey
Getty ImagesPolitics

When Did Presidential Turkey Pardons Start?

President Trump waves to a crowd.
Getty ImagesPolitics

Fact-Checking Trump's Election-Season Campaign Comments

Trump holds a press conference.
Getty ImagesPolitics

Were The Midterms A Historic Win For Republicans?

A sign welcomes immigrations to the U.S.
Getty ImagesPolitics

Some Activists Claim Immigrants Carry Disease. Here's The Truth.

U.S.-Mexico border
Getty ImagesPolitics

Fact-Checking Trump's Claim That Democrats Are Anti-Border Security

U.S. Capitol building
Getty ImagesPolitics

Democrats Are Likely To Retake The House. What's At Stake?

U.S.-Mexico border
Getty ImagesPolitics

Fact-Checking Trump's Claim That Democrats Are Anti-Border Security