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
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, Secretary-General Haitham al-Ghaisin

Why Does OPEC Control Oil Prices?

A Twitter logo hangs outside the company's San Francisco offices.

Twitter Users Fear App Shutdown After Hundreds Of Employees Quit

Investigators work the scene where Los Angeles County sheriff’s academy recruits were struck by a car.

Veering Driver Injures 25 Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Recruits

A plane is in the air.

Air Travel Costs More, Has Fewer Options This Holiday Season

Georgia Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock speaks.

3 Races Will Decide Control Of The U.S. Senate

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.

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.

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

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

Scandalized Los Angeles Leader Resigns City Council Seat

Harvey Weinstein

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

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

Are Electric Cars Really More Environmentally Friendly?

Damaged airplanes and hangars are seen.

Florida Airports Reopen, But Flights Will Be Affected For Weeks

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.

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

U.S. Schools Will Now Carry Overdose Medication