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
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

A woman at a food bank with groceries in a shopping cart

Global Supply Chain Concerns Rise As War And COVID Continue

Alaska Airlines passenger flight
Ted S. Warren / APU.S.

Airlines Continue To Delay, Cancel Flights Amid Host Of Issues

Hendrix the dog.

Advocates Push To Save 'Unadoptable' Dogs

A man checks gas prices at the pump.
Nam Y. Huh / APU.S.

What Does Pres. Biden's Big Oil Release Mean For You?

Assemblywoman Shirley Weber speaks at the Capitol in Sacramento, California
Rich Pedroncelli / APU.S.

Black Reparations Panel Could Decide Who Gets Compensation

Families mostly from Russia camp near the San Ysidro Port of Entry into the United States.
Gregory Bull / APWorld

Ukrainians, Russians At U.S.-Mexico Border Face Different Realities

Pete Davidson speaks at a Comedy Central Roast
Chris Pizzello/Invision/APEntertainment

Pete Davidson Skipping Ride To Space On Jeff Bezos' Rocket

A cloud of smoke raises after an explosion in Lviv, western Ukraine.
AP PhotoWorld

Russian Strikes Hit Ukrainian Capital And Outskirts Of Lviv

Kanye West
Matt Sayles/Invision/APEntertainment

Kanye West Banned From Instagram For 24 Hours

A Walmart Store
Alan Diaz / APBusiness

Walmart Plans To Hire 50,000 Employees By End Of April

Daffodils are blooming in front of clock
Frank Augstein / APU.S.

Senate Approves Bill To Make Daylight Saving Time Permanent

A woman stretches before she walks on a treadmill
Jim Mone/ APScience and Health

Study: Number Of Daily Steps Needed For A Longer Life Varies By Age

A bowl of potato chips
Matthew Mead / APLife

Digging Into National Potato Chip Day

Planes from Brussels Airlines on the tarmac at Brussels Airport
Francisco Seco / APLife

Ukraine War, Fuel Costs Causing Longer Airline Routes, Higher Prices

Gas prices advertised in Los Angeles
Marcio Jose Sanchez / APLife

How You Can Save As Gas Prices Spike

A man prepares to pump gas into his car
Michael Dwyer / APBusiness

Economic Impacts Of The War In Ukraine

A temporary art installation of white flags in remembrance of lives lost to COVID-19
Brynn Anderson / APScience and Health

Global Death Toll Surpasses 6 Million For Pandemic Now In 3rd Year

A sign at a gas station displays gas prices.
Michael Dwyer / APWorld

Gas Prices Skyrocket Amid Reduced Access To Russia's Oil Supply

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Ukrainian Presidential Press Office / APWorld

Volodymyr Zelenskyy's Unconventional Path To Presidency

People eat indoors at a restaurant in Los Angeles, California
Damian Dovarganes / APScience and Health

Americans Ready To Move Away From COVID Rules As States Ease Mandates