James Packard

James Packard


James Packard is an anchor and producer at Scripps News. 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
An American Airlines plane lands at Logan International Airport.

FAA calls on airlines to help prevent another travel meltdown

A person holds a sign during a strike.

Los Angeles school support staff at an impasse in higher pay talks

The Colorado River in the upper River Basin is pictured.

Navajo Nation fights for water access in front of Supreme Court

President Joe Biden speaks from the White House.

Biden reacts to bank failures: 'The banking system is safe'

A snowy highway is shown.

Thursday storms will bring harsh weather to most of the US

Scott Adams draws.

Publications drop 'Dilbert' comic after artist's racist comments

A motorist drives on a wet road under a snow-covered hillside
Marcio Jose Sanchez / APU.S.

Brutal winter weather is causing havoc across the country

A person stands on a snow-covered road.

Western storm is bringing conditions the area hasn't seen in years

A motorist fuels up at a gas station in Santa Cruz, California
Marcio Jose Sanchez / APU.S.

California considers bill penalizing Big Oil over excessive gas prices

A Tesla is plugged in at a charging station.

Tesla charging ports will soon be usable by other electric vehicles

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