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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 woman fills a syringe.
APScience and Health

FDA Allows New Monkeypox Vaccination Method To Maximize Supply

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva points to a Los Angeles Times story during a news conference.
Damian Dovarganes / APU.S.

Los Angeles Prosecutors Assembling Grand Jury In Sheriff Kneeling Case

The Port of Los Angeles
Damian Dovarganes / APBusiness

How The Port Of Los Angeles Has Changed

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf
Eric Risberg / APSports

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf On How To Pay For Sports Stadiums

A woman passes a lodge that burned during the McKinney Fire.
Noah Berger / APU.S.

Rain Is Helping Keep McKinney Fire Down, But Hotter Days Ahead Won't

A chimney stands at a home destroyed by the McKinney Fire on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022
Noah Berger APU.S.

Wildfires Are Spreading Rapidly Across The U.S.

Manuel R. Martínez selects numbers to play before buying Mega Millions lottery tickets
Godofredo A. Vásquez APU.S.

Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs Past $1 Billion

A hiring sign
Nam Y. Huh / APBusiness

What's Happened To Hiring Practices?

Lottery tickets and a lottery sign
Wilfredo Lee / APU.S.

Lotto Fever Intensifies With A Jackpot Still Up For Grabs

People look into a store's refrigerator.

The Real-Life Impact Of The Federal Reserve Hike

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is visible in the Financial District of Manhattan
Ted Shaffrey / APPolitics

The Federal Reserve Will Once Again Begin Raising Interest Rates

A helicopter drops water while battling the Oak Fire in Mariposa County
Noah Berger APU.S.

A Northern California Wildfire Has Forced Residents To Evacuate

Anthony Bruce, a great-great grandson of Charles and Willa Bruce, holds up the title deed of the oceanfront property
Jae C. Hong / APU.S.

California Beachfront Taken From 1920s Black Couple Given To Heirs

A woman and youngster wade in the waters of the American River at Discovery Park in Sacramento, California
Rich Pedroncelli / APU.S.

About A Third Of Americans Are Under Some Kind Of Heat Alert

Trucks line up to enter a Port of Oakland shipping terminal on Nov. 10, 2021, in Oakland, Calif.
Noah Berger / APBusiness

Truckers Protest Proposed Restrictions On Private Contractors

People relax on the beach at Southend-on-Sea on the Thames Estuary in Essex
Yui Mok / APU.S.

Western Temperatures Are Hitting Triple Digits This Summer

 Science and Health

Why Is California Classifying Bees As Fish?

Oakland Athletics third baseman Vimael Machin throws out Houston Astros' Jose Altuve for the final out during a game.
Eric Christian Smith / APSports

The Oakland A's Mull A Last Stand Against Pro-Sports Owners

A combat drone
Maya Alleruzzo / APTech

How Drones Are Transforming Warfare

California Gov. Gavin Newsom
Rich Pedroncelli / APPolitics

New California Gun Law Will Hold Gun Manufacturers Accountable

A view of NGC 3324 in the Carina Nebula from the James Webb Space Telescope
NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI / APScience and Health

Baby Stars, Dancing Galaxies: NASA Shows New Cosmic Views

Galaxy cluster SMACS 0723, captured by the James Webb Space Telescope, is shown.
NASA / APScience and Health

NASA Space Telescope's First Cosmic View Goes Deep

A jet liner
David Zalubowski / APBusiness

Why Are Commercial Airline Pilots Forced To Retire?

Travelers at the north security checkpoint in the main terminal of Denver International Airport
David ZalubowskiBusiness

Delta Pilots Picket To Demand Better Pay And Working Conditions

Water pours slowly out of a sink faucet
Tony Gutierrez / APU.S.

California Nonprofit Working To Close $8.5B Water Access Gap In U.S.

A crowd protesting the overturning of Roe V. Wade by the Supreme Court
Gene J. Puskar / APPolitics

The Downstream Impacts Of The Supreme Court Overturning Roe V. Wade

Guns are on display at Burbank Ammo & Guns in Burbank, California
Jae C. Hong / APPolitics

Supreme Court Ruling Could Change Gun Laws In Many States

Pres. Biden is about to speak on reducing gas prices.

What Would A Gas Tax Break Feel Like For Drivers?

People wait in line at the airport.

Pandemic, Economy Impacts Continue To Hurt Airlines Globally

Revlon CEO Debra Perelman shows products
Bebeto Matthews / APBusiness

Beauty Icon Revlon Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy