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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
A boy moves to hit a baseball.

Fewer Kids Are Participating In Youth Sports As Costs Climb

Gas prices are shown.

Major Diesel Supplier Warns Of Shortage, Higher Prices

San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins, whose office has charged David DePape in the attack on Paul Pelosi, speaks.

Paul Pelosi's Attacker Was On A Suicide Mission, Says Court Filing

Elon Musk speaks.

Elon Musk's Twitter Takeover Raises Freedom Of Speech Questions

Miss Universe 2021 appeared onstage with Miss USA 2022 R’Bonney Gabriel.
Miss USAEntertainment

Head Of Miss USA Suspended Amid Allegations Of A Rigged Pageant

A tweet from California Rep. Karen Bass shows an antisemitic display on a Los Angeles highway overpass.
Rep. Karen BassU.S.

Antisemitic Reports Still Rising In Los Angeles After Ye's Comments

Students sit in a lecture hall.

The Cost Of An American Education Is Rising To Dangerous Levels

Credit cards are shown.

Americans Are Using More Credit As Prices, Interest Rates Rise

A portion of the 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return form is shown.

The IRS Will Let You Keep More Of Your Paycheck In 2023

Money is shown.

Though Recession Fears Are Increasing, Evidence Is Still Lacking

President Biden stands at a podium.

Student Debt Relief Website Launches, But Borrowers Are Skeptical

A Southwest Airlines jetliner sits at a gate on the C concourse of Denver International Airport
David Zalubowski / APBusiness

Why Hasn't U.S. Solved The Pilot Shortage?

President Joe Biden speaks in front of a California state flag.

President Biden Tries To Positively Spin Dismal Inflation Report

A protester holding a sign protest outside City Hall during a Los Angeles City Council meeting
Ringo H.W. Chiu / APU.S.

Scandalized Los Angeles Leader Resigns City Council Seat

Harvey Weinstein
Etienne Laurent / APU.S.

Weinstein To Face Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Other Accusers In L.A. Trial

Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez at podium.

Los Angeles City Council President Resigns After Leaked Racist Audio

Gas prices are advertised.

Gas Prices Are Going Up As OPEC Cuts Oil Production

Stockton Police show a a brief video from a surveillance camera showing a person of interest
Rich Pedroncelli / APU.S.

Surveillance Footage Of Possible Serial Killer Suspect In California

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is pictured.

California Restricts Use Of Rap Lyrics As Evidence In Court

sign of electric car charging space is seen at a beachside car park in Sydney, Australia
Mark Baker / APBusiness

Are Electric Cars Really More Environmentally Friendly?

Damaged airplanes and hangars are seen.
Gerald Herbert / APScience and Health

Florida Airports Reopen, But Flights Will Be Affected For Weeks

 Science and Health

Over 2 Million People Experiencing Power Outages From Hurricane Ian

Operators from the electric company mounted on a crane try to repair broken power lines in the wake of Hurricane Ian.
Ramon Espinosa / APScience and Health

More Than 1.5 Million Floridians Without Power Due To Hurricane Ian

The New York Stock Exchange building is shown.

Recession Worries Loom As Wall Street Falls Deeper Into Bear Market

Officials walk past images of illegal drugs outside the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building
Marcio Jose Sanchez / APU.S.

U.S. Schools Will Now Carry Overdose Medication

Leaves of a Cannabis plant seen on display at the first ever Cannabis Exhibit at the California State Fair
Rich Pedroncelli / APPolitics

California Takes Steps To Further Legalize Marijuana

Townhomes under construction are shown in Mars, Pennsylvania
Gene J. Puskar / APBusiness

Interest Rates Are Expected To Increase Again

U.S. corn crops
David Zalubowski / APU.S.

Why Is China Buying Up U.S. Farmland?

Voting stickers
Charles Krupa / APPolitics

The Perennial Importance Of National Voter Registration Day

President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with state and local elected officials about reproductive health care
Evan Vucci / APScience and Health

President Joe Biden Claims The Pandemic Is Over