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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.

Recent Work
Vice President Kamala Harris visits a memorial set up outside Star Dance Studio in Monterey Park, California
Jae C. Hong / APU.S.

Monterey Park memorial visitors honor victims, call for gun reform

A man pauses near wooden hearts representing victims outside Monterey Park City Hall
Ashley Landis / APU.S.

Police still unsure of motive in Monterey Park shooting

Actor Julian Sands is shown.
Invision / APEntertainment

Search for actor Julian Sands on Mount Baldy continues by air

President Joe Biden talks on the boardwalk with California Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Pres. Biden surveys California storm damage, increases funding

A Bank of America ATM is shown.

Bank of America glitch leaves some Zelle users waiting for their money

A boy rides his motorcycle around his flooded home.
Bay Area News Group / APU.S.

California storms will soon let up, but damage will exist long after

Two men look at their phones outside of City National Bank.

Justice Department settles $31 million redlining case in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore discusses recent fatal police shootings during a news conference
Stefanie Dazio / APU.S.

LAPD under scrutiny after 3 men die during or after police encounters

A rainy street near the Golden Gate Bridge is shown.

California crews try to recover from week's flooding as rain restarts

Buffalo Bills' Siran Neal and Nyheim Hines react after teammate Damar Hamlin was injured.

As Damar Hamlin Continues To Recover, NFL Is Changing Course

People remove items from a mobile home struck by a fallen tree.

Threats From Northern California Storm Remain Even As Rain Moves Out

The Bruce family attend the dedication ceremony for Bruce's Beach.

Family To Sell Bruce's Beach Back To Los Angeles County For $20M

Two men work the measurement phase of the first media snow survey of the season.
California Department of Water Resources / APU.S.

California's Heavy Rain Is Pushing Snowpack Out Of Historic Lows

Suspect Bryan Kohberger, 28, stands for a mugshot
Monroe County (Pa.) Correctional Facility / APU.S.

Suspect In Deaths Of Idaho Students Arrested In Pennsylvania

Travelers wade through fields of unclaimed luggage by the baggage casrousels for Southwest Airlines in Denver
David Zalubowski / APU.S.

Winter Weather Is Creating Havoc For Travelers

Starbucks workers protest in front of a store.
Minnesota Public Radio / APBusiness

Starbucks Workers Begin 3-Day Strike For Better Working Conditions

A sprinkler waters a lawn.
Jae C. Hong / APScience and Health

Another Drought Emergency Has Been Declared In Southern California

A student holds a sign following a Black Lives Matter rally.
Ted S. Warren / APU.S.

Black Lives Matter Creates Student Debt Fund As Federal Relief Stalls

Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass speaks during her inaugural address.
Damian Dovarganes / APPolitics

Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass Declares Homelessness State Of Emergency

Photographs of victims of a mass shooting at Club Q are shown.
David Zalubowski / APU.S.

Affidavit: Club Q Shooting Suspect Opened Fire Upon Entering The Venue

A man plays pickleball.
Matt York / APSports

Is Pickleball The Next American Pastime, Or Will Its Hype Fizzle Out?

Paramedics are shown.

10 Students Overdose After Apparently Taking Cannabis Edibles

A rail yard
Danny Karnik / APBusiness

Congress Votes To Avert Rail Strike Amid Dire Warnings

Candles and flowers are displayed outside of the charred home in Riverside, California.
Amy Taxin / APU.S.

Deputy Posed As Teen Online To 'Groom' Girl Before Killing Her Family

The Hollywood sign.
Chris Pizzello / APEntertainment

Why Do We Have The Hollywood Sign?

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, Secretary-General Haitham al-Ghaisin
Ariana Cubillos / APScience and Health

Why Does OPEC Control Oil Prices?

A Twitter logo hangs outside the company's San Francisco offices.
Noah Berger / APTech

Twitter Users Fear App Shutdown After Hundreds Of Employees Quit

Investigators work the scene where Los Angeles County sheriff’s academy recruits were struck by a car.
Orange County Register / APU.S.

Veering Driver Injures 25 Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Recruits

A plane is in the air.

Air Travel Costs More, Has Fewer Options This Holiday Season

Georgia Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock speaks.

3 Races Will Decide Control Of The U.S. Senate