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
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

A woman sits in cooling water in California.

California Heat Wave Prompts Statewide Energy Conservation Push

A boat is seen along Lake Powell in Arizona.

Interior Department Restricts Water Supply To Multiple Western States

Kaiser Permanente mental health workers and supporters march outside a Kaiser facility in Sacramento

California Mental Health Workers Go On Strike

Anne Heche poses for a portrait.

Anne Heche Declared Dead A Week After Fiery Crash In Los Angeles

A person pumps gas.

Gas Prices Have Dropped, But The Relief Might Not Stick

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, wife Vanessa and daughter Natalia are seen at a game.

Vanessa Bryant's Lawsuit Over Crash Photos Begins In Los Angeles

A woman fills a syringe.

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.

Los Angeles Prosecutors Assembling Grand Jury In Sheriff Kneeling Case

The Port of Los Angeles

How The Port Of Los Angeles Has Changed

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf On How To Pay For Sports Stadiums

A woman passes a lodge that burned during the McKinney Fire.

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

Wildfires Are Spreading Rapidly Across The U.S.

Manuel R. Martínez selects numbers to play before buying Mega Millions lottery tickets

Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs Past $1 Billion

A hiring sign

What's Happened To Hiring Practices?

Lottery tickets and a lottery sign

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

The Federal Reserve Will Once Again Begin Raising Interest Rates

A helicopter drops water while battling the Oak Fire in Mariposa County

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

California Beachfront Taken From 1920s Black Couple Given To Heirs