James Packard

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 employee makes pretzels at an Auntie Anne's and Cinnabon store in Livermore, Calif.

California fast food workers now make $20 minimum wage

A pair of bald eagles named Jackie and Shadow watch over their eggs in a nest high atop a tree.

Must watch live cam: Bald eagles Jackie and Shadow await hatchlings

A military drone during a joint U.S.-South Korea exercise

Are we prepared for a future of drone warfare?

Flooding from rainwater in San Diego county.

Rare tornado warning issued for parts of Southern California

National News Literacy Week informative graphic

National News Literacy Week kicks off amid changing media industry

Peterbilt truck

What is the future of automobile technology?

Tablo TV device

What is the future of TV?

People walk by the Las Vegas Convention Center during setup ahead of the CES.

CES 2024: 4,000 exhibitors to unveil cutting-edge tech in Vegas

United Airlines airplane sitting in the garage

Push for FAA to review handling of pilot mental health

Margot Robbie arrives at a photo call for the movie "Barbie."

Here are the most notable quotes of 2023

A cargo ship crosses the Gulf of Suez

Shipping companies divert vessels from Red Sea after Houthi attacks

Angel Flight West

Virtual flights around the world will fly for 7 days for charity

Demonstrators protest the Israel-Hamas war

Israel-Hamas conflict creating culture wars among Americans

People hold signs in front of the Hawaii State Capitol during a rally calling for the closure of Red Hill

US Military starts long-awaited defueling process in Red Hill

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

Hot air balloons grace the sky during the 'ring of fire' eclipse

Missle launching

Israel's Iron Dome system is a major defensive asset

An aerial view of rubble in Gaza City.

Why is Gaza the heart of global conflict?

An airliner approaches the runway

What a government shutdown means for air travel

Gamblers play slot machines at a casino

How can you protect yourself from being a victim of a cyberattack?

Southwest airplane

Pilots and flight attendants using labor muscle to negotiate contracts

Protestors rallying for the shutdown of Red Hill

Families in Hawaii fighting for compensation from Red Hill fuel leak

Pilots in the cockpit of a plane

FAA: 5,000 pilots failed to report health issues that may ground them

Firefighters clearing mud off the road

Officials are preparing to clean up after Tropical Storm Hilary

A vehicle drives through a flooded freeway entrance in Palmdale, California.

Hilary loses tropical storm status as flooding continues

Aftermath of the Camp Fire

Paradise, California, installing new siren system for wildfires

Airliners at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York

Forecasters say summer storms are going to snarl air travel more often

Air traffic controller

There are growing concerns over an air traffic control shortage

A chef prepares Good Meat's cultivated chicken.

How can meat be grown and cultivated in a lab?

Dead dolphin washing up on the shore

Toxic algae in Southern California is injuring and killing marine life

Alef Aeronautics' flying car.

Alef Aeronautics CEO: Our flying car is 'safer than regular cars'