James Packard - Newsy

James Packard


James Packard is an anchor and producer at Newsy. 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.

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A United Airlines 737 MAX 9

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Therapist holds COVID patient's hand

'They Die In The Same Way': Nurse Begs For Buy-in As COVID Surges

Thanksgiving turkey

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American Airlines A321

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Students at an outdoor school

As Coronavirus Cases Climb, Schools Weigh Cost Of In-Person Class

Miami Beach

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Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, orange, isolated from a patient.
NIAID/National Institutes of Health via APSci/Health

First Case Of COVID-19 Reinfection Confirmed In U.S.

Rear cabin on a Delta Air Lines jet

After Newsy Report, Airlines Admit Pilot Mask Policies Have Exceptions

American Airlines planes

Exclusive: Pilot Docked Pay After Insisting Co-Pilot Wear A Mask

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden

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A mosquito on human skin

Rare, Mosquito-Borne Disease Could Be Spreading In Michigan

Workers prepare "Stan" the T. Rex for auction
Christie's / CNNSci/Health

Tyrannosaurus Rex Bones Set To Fetch $8M At Auction

Hospital entrance

NPR Poll Shows 1 In 5 Missed Medical Care When Pandemic Hit

Ford electric truck

Ford's Electric Truck Will Be Built For Towing, Hauling

Boeing 737 Max planes parked

737 Max Pilot: House Report 'Ringing Condemnation' Of Boeing Culture

Then-FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok waits for the start of a House Judiciary Committee hearing.

One-On-One With Peter Strzok

Planes parked on the tarmac at Kansas City International Airport

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Smoke plume in Beirut Thursday

Fire At Beirut Blast Site Scares Residents, Fuels Anti-Government Fury

Capt. Tammie Jo Shults
Tammie Jo Shults/HarperCollins PublishingU.S.

Life-Saving Pilot To Newsy: 'Everyone Felt The Value Of Human Life'

United Airlines planes parked on the tarmac at Chicago O'Hare airport

Behind The Scenes: How An Airline Gets Parked Jets Moving Again

Workers treat a coronavirus patient in a Texas hospital

Experts 'Extremely Concerned' As Lags, Inconsistency Plague Virus Data

An employee works on a vaccine in Moscow, Russia

Russia's Vaccine Claims Come With Little Evidence, Incomplete Testing

Students enter a classroom in Texas

Amid 40% Rise Of Coronavirus In Kids, School Return Gets Bumpy Start

TikTok and WeChat on a phone

'It's Overwhelming' — The Chinese App Ban Could Cut Off Families

Site of Beirut Explosion

Chemical In Beirut Explosion Common In U.S., Public Reporting Isn't

Empty seats at Detroit airport

Abandoned Gates, Face Masks And 10-Person Flights: This Is Flying Now

Researcher handles blood samples in a vaccine trial at the University of Oxford

House Dems. Argue Trump Admin. Can't Be Trusted To Distribute Vaccine

A researcher handles samples

2 More Vaccines Show Promise As Global Race Grows Tense

Workers at a coronavirus testing site in Florida

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