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
Officials walk past images of illegal drugs outside the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building

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

California Takes Steps To Further Legalize Marijuana

Townhomes under construction are shown in Mars, Pennsylvania

Interest Rates Are Expected To Increase Again

U.S. corn crops

Why Is China Buying Up U.S. Farmland?

Voting stickers

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

President Joe Biden Claims The Pandemic Is Over

Air traffic control tower

Why Do Air Traffic Controllers Retire At 56?

People rally in support of abortion rights at the state Capitol in Sacramento

California Governor Runs Billboard Campaign For New Abortion Website

Trucks line up to enter a Port of Oakland shipping terminal on Nov. 10, 2021, in Oakland

Why Is The Trucking Industry Changing?

An Amtrak passenger train departing Chicago.

Biden: Rail Strike Averted Is 'Big Win For America'

A railroad train is shown.

Possible Railroad Worker Strike Could Upend U.S. Supply Chain

Elizabeth Whelan, left, sister of U.S. Marine Corps veteran and Russian prisoner Paul Whelan, holds a photo of her brother

Why Is It So Difficult To Bring Detained Americans Home?

A gun store employee shows a gun to a customer.

Major Credit Card Companies Will Soon Categorize Gun Store Purchases

British actress Helen Mirren is seen in a poster for "The Queen."

How Hollywood Captured The Life, Legacy Of Queen Elizabeth II

Farmworkers pick and pack melons.

California Heat Threatens Agriculture With 8th Day Of Triple Digits

A firefighter takes a hose to a burning property while battling the Fairview Fire Monday

California Officials Warn Of Possible Blackouts Due To Extreme Heat

People on the Manhattan Beach Pier in Manhattan Beach, California

Record-Breaking Temperatures Continue Across The West

Cal Fire firefighters work a flare up.

Southern California Fire Forces Evacuations, Shuts Down Some Roads

A United Airlines jetliner is passed by a Southwest Airlines craft as they head for gates at Denver International Airport

What To Expect From Labor Day Travel

A helicopter drops water on the advancing Route Fire over emergency vehicles

55 Million People Under Heat Alerts In Western U.S.

A person sits in a lake.

Tens Of Millions Of People Under Heat Alerts In The West

A sign for Brigham Young University is shown.

Volleyball Player Called Racist Slur Says BYU Staff Failed To Act

A close look at a mosquito.

Cases Of West Nile Virus Rising In Some Parts Of The U.S.

An electric vehicle is plugged into a charger in Los Angeles.

New Gas-Powered Cars Will Be A Thing Of The Past By 2035 In California

U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona

Education Secretary Defends Student Loan Forgiveness Despite Criticism

Domestic Policy Adviser Susan Rice speaks during a briefing at the White House.

Some Economists Say Loan Forgiveness Plan Could Increase Inflation

Sylvester Stallone poses at a movie premiere.

Celebrities Are Overusing An Already Dwindling Water Supply

Vehicles navigate high waters in Moab, Utah.

Storms Expected To Continue Flooding Southern States For Days

Performer's heels on stage at a strip club

Strippers At Los Angeles Club Look To Be First In U.S. To Unionize

A home is shown as sold.

Housing Market Is Cooling Off, But Interest Rates May Pause Price Drop