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 person donates blood as they talk with an American Red Cross staffer during at Chase Field Tuesday, April 28, 2020.
Ross D. Franklin / APScience and Health

Surgeries In Peril Because Of National Blood Shortage

Nick Chantapathet donating blood
American Red CrossScience and Health

Red Cross Sends Out Urgent Plea As U.S. Blood Supply Hits 10-Year Low

Blue Origin's latest space passengers
LM Otero / APScience and Health

Blue Origin Launches Crewed Space Flight With 6 Passengers

Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket launches from its spaceport near Van Horn, Texas.
APScience and Health

Blue Origin Puts Van Horn, Texas In The Spaceflight Spotlight

A doctor draws a dose of COVID vaccine
Steven Senne / APScience and Health

U.S. Health Care Faces Bottlenecks As Officials Push For Boosters

Passengers on an airplane
UGC via APU.S.

Experts Skeptical Travel Restrictions Are Answer To Omicron Variant

A driver fills up at a gas station.
Noah Berger / APU.S.

Are High Gas Prices Here To Stay?

A nurse administers the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to a patient.
Jae C. Hong / APScience and Health

State Leaders Push For Booster Expansion Despite Federal Guidance

Graffiti referencing President Joe Biden marks a gas pump in Palo Alto,
Noah Berger / APBusiness

The President's Options Are Limited To Help Gas Prices

Boeing logo
Reed Saxon / APBusiness

Boeing Agrees To Settlement In Ethiopia Airways 737 Max Crash

A motorist fills a vehicle with gasoline
David Zalubowski / APPolitics

Inflation Driving Up Gas Prices, Hitting Wallets Hard

President Joe Biden
Susan Walsh / APScience and Health

Vaccine Mandates Increase Across The Country

FAA Administrator Steve Dickson
Amanda Andrade-Rhoades / APU.S.

Head Of FAA Testifies Before Senate Committee After Investigation

American Airlines passenger jets prepare for departure
Steven Senne / APU.S.

Airlines Continue To Struggle With More Cancellations, Delays

A vigil for the late cinematographer Halyna Hutchins
Chris Pizzello / APEntertainment

Loved Ones Remember Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins Killed On Set

Trucks line up next to containers at the Port of Los Angeles
Damian Dovarganes / APPolitics

Supply Chain Snarl Driving Prices Up

A police officer receives a COVID-19 vaccine
Seth Wenig / APScience and Health

Leaders And Law Enforcement At Odds Over COVID Vaccine

A health care worker fills a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
Lynne Sladky / APScience and Health

Police Push Back Against Vaccine Mandates

John Deere employees picket outside John Deere Davenport Works
Meg McLaughlin / Quad City Times / APBusiness

Labor Unrest Leads To Nationwide Strikes

Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket and its latest space passengers
LM Otero / APScience and Health

Blue Origin Has Successful Second Flight

Parachutes slow the descent of the Blue Origin capsule
LM Otero / APScience and Health

Actor William Shatner Blasts Into Space On Blue Origin Rocket

William Shatner and the crew of Blue Origin's second crewed launch
Blue OriginScience and Health

William Shatner Set To Fly On Blue Origin's Second Crewed Launch

Wind turbines off the U.S. East Coast.
NewsyScience and Health

The Path Forward For U.S. Wind Power


Special Report: Before The Water Runs Out


California Voters Cast Last Ballots In Recall

Jeff Bezos and crew with the booster that blasted them into space
APScience and Health

Bezos Proves Autonomous Space Tourism, Teases More Flights

Jeff Bezos speaks at an event before unveiling Blue Origin's Blue Moon lunar lander.
AP / Patrick SemanskyScience and Health

Jeff Bezos Hours From Historic First In Space

TWA 800 Wreckage

The Haunting Wreckage Of TWA 800 Being Destroyed 25 Years After Crash

American Airlines planes

Whistleblower: Pilots Coming To Work Sick, Union Won't Back Vaccine

U.S. President Joe Biden

Pres. Biden Targets Gun Dealers, Pushes Jobs In Violence Prevention