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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
Seresto's flea and tick collar for dogs
GettyScience and Health

Congress: Flea And Tick Collar Linked To Dog Deaths

A Tesla owner charges his vehicle at a charging station
Orlin Wagner / APBusiness

Almost 400 Self-Driver, Driver-Assisted Accidents In Less Than 1 Year

Andrew Jackson on a $20 bill is shown
Tony Dejak / APBusiness

Americans Frustrated With Rising Interest Rates

An Army veteran and his support dog
Jeff Roberson / APScience and Health

How Has Our Approach To Treating PTSD Evolved?

A forest is on fire in India.
APScience and Health

Growing Efforts To Name, Categorize Heat Waves Point To Their Danger

A man is at a gas station.

Gas Is Now $5 A Gallon On Average. What's To Blame?

California Gov. Gavin Newsom
Rich Pedroncelli / APPolitics

Newsom Expected To Cruise To Victory In California Primary

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks speaks at a press conference during the U.S. Conference of Mayors 90th Annual Meeting
Tom R. Smedes / APPolitics

Mayors In Major Cities Call For Gun Legislation

Passenger wears personal protective equipment on a Delta Airlines flight.
John Minchillo / APScience and Health

DOJ Asks Court To Reverse Order Lifting Travel Mask Mandate

Water drips from a faucet near boat docks sitting on dry land
Josh Edelson / APScience and Health

Southern California Under New Water Restrictions Amid Drought

People attend a reparations task force meeting
Janie Har / APU.S.

California Panel Recommends Reparations For Black Residents

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk
Susan Walsh / APScience and Health

FAA Delays Environmental Review Of SpaceX Starship Again

High gas prices and cars.
Jae C. Hong / APU.S.

More Memorial Day Travel Expected, Despite High Prices

jetliners at an airport
David Zalubowski / APU.S.

How Did Air Travel Get So Stressful?

NBA head coach Steve Kerr

Celebrities Make Emotional Pleas For Change After School Shooting

Firefighters monitor a controlled burn in California
Nic Coury / APU.S.

California Lawmakers Push For Bill That Would Support Firefighters

Pedestrians walk by the New York Stock Exchange
Peter Morgan / APPolitics

Fears Of Recession Amid Tumbling Global Stocks, Skyrocketing Inflation

A customer pumps gas at an Exxon gas station
Marta Lavandier / APU.S.

Explaining Gas Taxes, And Why Gas Prices Can Differ Between Stations

A neighbor of Dr. John Cheng kneels at a memorial for him
Ashley Landis / APU.S.

Church Shooting Suspect Charged With Murder, Attempted Murder

A migrant waits on the Mexican side of the border
Marco Ugarte / APPolitics

Fewer Immigrants In U.S., Worker Shortage Driving Prices Up

Shelves typically stocked with baby formula sit mostly empty at a store
Eric Gay / APU.S.

Parents Searching For Baby Formula Amid Shortage, FDA Recall

Students walk through Sproul Plaza on the University of California, Berkeley campus
Eric Risberg / APU.S.

California Expanding Efforts To Make College Affordable

A small stream runs through the dried, cracked earth of a former wetland near Tulelake, California
Nathan Howard / APU.S.

Officials Ask Californians To Limit Water Usage Amid Historic Drought

A female pilot sits in the cockpit.

Arizona Aviation School Tackles Pilot Shortage While Pushing Diversity

Festivalgoers are seen at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival.
Amy Harris/Invision/APU.S.

Exploring The Environmental Impact Of Coachella Music Festival

Festivalgoers are seen at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival
Amy Harris / Invision / APEntertainment

Coachella Music Festival Returns After 2 Years, COVID Shutdown

Famed artist Davood Roostaei with his artwork
Anderson Group PRU.S.

Famed Artist Selling Paintings To Benefit Relief Efforts In Ukraine

An oil tanker, right.
Mark Lennihan / APScience and Health

Why The U.S. Imports Foreign Oil

Passengers wearing face masks sit on a plane.
Hau Dinh / APScience and Health

Florida Federal Judge Says Masks Can't Be Required On Planes

Los Angeles Dodgers players wear number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson.
Ashley Landis / APSports

Remembering Jackie Robinson, Who Broke Baseball's Color Barrier