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
Alef Aeronautics' flying car.

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

Propstore Los Angeles VP of Business Development & Marketing discussing Hollywood costumes and props on display.

Hundreds of historical Hollywood props, costumes hit the auction block

A graphic shows the depth of a submersible and the wreck of the Titanic

The science that put the Titan submersible at risk of implosion

President Joe Biden speaks in Palo Alto, California.

President Biden announces $600 million in climate investments

Conservative groups and LGBTQ+ rights supporters protest  outside a school board meeting.

Multiple arrests at school board meeting over Pride Month

Credit cards

US credit card debt nears $1 trillion

Child uses smartphone

White House takes new steps for kids' mental health and online safety

Water flows along a canal.

3 Western states have agreed to cut water consumption

Brittney Griner on the basketball court

Brittney Griner starts a new season with a new spotlight on the WNBA

Flowers bloom in a field.

California's wet winter fueled flowers, but will also fuel wildfires

A traveler inserts her ID card while using the Transportation Security Administration's new facial recognition technology.

TSA testing facial recognition technology, prompting privacy concerns

Jimmie Allen arrives at the American Music Awards.

Country singer Jimmie Allen sued for sexual assault by former manager

Travelers deplane a Southwest Airlines flight.

Here's how travelers ranked all of the major airlines in the US

Person bent over seat in airport waiting area

US may require airlines to compensate passengers for canceled flights

Recording artist Ed Sheeran arrives to New York Federal Court.

Ed Sheeran didn't copy Marvin Gaye song, jury finds

Floodwaters surround homes and vehicles in the community of Pajaro in Monterey County, California.

Up to 100 inches of water threaten northern California amid great melt

Starlux Airlines plane

A new 'luxury' airline landed in the US this week

An American Airlines flight is shown.

Bird strikes happening more while flying, but FAA may have a solution

American Airlines planes

Congress weighs raising mandatory retirement age for U.S. pilots

A USPS logo adorns the back doors of United States Postal Service delivery vehicles

Mailman suing USPS for religious discrimination

A U.S. Coast Guard boat is shown.

Coast Guard searches for 3 American sailors not seen since April 4

An electric vehicle charges at an EVgo fast charging station in Detroit

Two-thirds of all cars sold in US must be electric by 2032

The outside of. a church is shown.

Dioceses are filing for bankruptcy due to volume of sexual abuse cases

A plan taxis on a runway.

American Airlines pilot: Reduced trainings will make flying less safe

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., right, and Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen

US, Taiwan hold a high-level meeting in a message to China

A Twitter logo appears on a digital device

New York Times loses Twitter verification as Musk calls it unreadable

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'