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
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 / APWorld

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

At-home COVID-19 test kits
David Dermer / APScience and Health

Nearly Half Of Biden's 500M Free COVID Tests Still Unclaimed

A Ukrainian couple who moved to the U.S. demonstrate against the Russian invasion
Elaine Thompson / APWorld

Ukrainian-Americans Turn To One Another While Russia Wages War

Protesters against the Russian invasion of Ukraine in front of the White House
Andrew Harnik / APU.S.

Ukrainians Living In The U.S. Share Their Feelings On Russian Invasion

Gov. Gavin Newsom
Rich Pedroncelli / APScience and Health

California Adopts Nation's 1st 'Endemic' Virus Policy

A sign for the musical "Everybody's Talking About Jamie."
Alastair Grant / APEntertainment

Play Coming To U.S. Aims To Connect With Queer Youth, Their Parents

SoFi Stadium, the site of Super Bowl LVI
Morry Gash / APSports

Federal Agents Crack Down On Fake Super Bowl Gear

Students wearing masks.
Chris O'Meara / APScience and Health

Schools Across U.S. Debate Mask Mandates

A dose of coronavirus vaccine
Charles Krupa / APScience and Health

Vaccine Mandate Puts New Pressure On Employers, Workers