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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.

  Recent Work
The Rio Grande River

El Paso's Water Supply Is Moving Out — But Not If These Ideas Work

Migrants Walk Along The Border In El Paso
AP ImagesPolitics

'Maybe This Border Is The New Ellis Island'— How El Paso Sees The Wall

Former Vice President Joe Biden
The Associated PressPolitics

Biden Gains Critical Endorsements — Will They Matter On Super Tuesday?

Sign directing people to an early voting location

As Candidates Blitz S.C., Early Votes Add Up In Delegate-Heavy Texas

Newsy's James Packard

Big Budget, Big Data — The Short Drive Across Nevada's Battleground

Voters line up to cast early ballots in Las Vegas
Getty ImagesPolitics

Nevada's Diversity Changes The Race — But Will It Change The Outcome?

A Robotic Arm at the Tipsy Robot

'I Don't Know How To Stop Them' — When Robots Take Las Vegas Jobs


Where Environment Meets Economy: Selling Climate Policy In Iowa

Voters listen to candidates
Newsy / James PackardPolitics

Crunch Time: Democratic Candidates Make Final Plea To Iowans

Crash site where 9 died Sunday
National Transportation Safety BoardU.S.

Helicopter Carrying Bryant, 8 Others Lacked Recommended Alert System

A worker at United Airlines' Network Operations Center

Half A Million People And 800 Planes: How An Airline Juggles Logistics

Boeing 737 MAX planes stored at Boeing's facility in Washington state
Getty ImagesU.S.

Lies, Coverup And A Fight For The Truth: What Boeing's Emails Tell Us


How Big Data Will Creep Into Your Life, Like It Or Not


Self-Screening And 'Parallel Reality': The Air Travel Revolution

GuardKnox shows Newsy a hypothetical car hack

How Your Car Could Be Hacked, Even If It Doesn't Drive Itself

Charmin's new "forever roll" of toilet paper
Matt Anzur/NewsyTech

Charmin's "Forever" Toilet Paper Roll Draws Attention At CES

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg
Getty ImagesU.S.

Damning New Documents Cloud Boeing's Path To Return The 737 Max

Families of passengers on two deadly 737 Max crashes hold images of their loved ones as Boeing's CEO prepares to testify
Getty ImagesU.S.

Boeing CEO Admits Mistakes, Skirts Questions In Senate Testimony

A volunteer cares for a dog who survived Dorian
International Fund for Animal WelfareWorld

These Are The Volunteers Rescuing Dorian's Four-Legged Survivors

Workers cater to tourists on Nassau's cabbage beach

'We Need You Guys To Keep Coming': How Tourism Helps The Bahamas

Volunteers prepare sandwiches

What It Takes To Get Fresh Meals To Dorian's Survivors

A destroyed airplane sits near the runway at Freeport's airport.
Matt Anzur / NewsySci/Health

Grand Bahama Struggles To Recover After Hurricane Dorian

Shelters in the Bahamas

Bahamian Shelters Are Overflowing After Hurricane Dorian

American Airlines 737 MAX
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Pilots Say They Were Blocked From Testing 737 MAX Updates In Simulator

Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper

2020 Candidate John Hickenlooper On Iran, Guns and Impeachment

FAA Acting Administrator Dan Elwell

FAA Plays Defense, Raises New Questions In Congressional Testimony


Lawyer Trying To Keep 737 MAX Suit In U.S.: Boeing 'Hunkering Down'


Lawyer Suing Over 737 MAX Crash: Never Seen Anything 'Quite Like This'

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg
Getty ImagesU.S.

Boeing CEO Says He Intends To Stay On, Suggests Pilot Error In Crashes


United Airlines Pushes New Aircraft Branding In Big Reveal