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James Ford joined the Emmy award winning “PIX Morning News” in 2007, where he is the lead live reporter five days a week, covering breaking news and feature stories.

Prior to his position at WPIX, Ford was a reporter for six years at WNYW Channel 5 in New York, where his reporting on September 11th was the subject of the documentary “Dreams Without Sleep,” which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002.

Ford, an Emmy Award-winning reporter, began his television career in 1991 at WTOC-TV in Savannah, GA, where he was a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor. Two years later he went to WFTV, Channel 9 in Orlando, FL. He was the station’s Space Coast bureau chief, responsible for reporting all types of news in Brevard County, which is called Florida’s Space Coast.

In that position, he also field-anchored coverage of forty-one space shuttle launches at the Kennedy Space Center. In 1997, Ford moved to WRTV Channel 6 in Indianapolis, where he anchored the morning news and was a consumer investigative reporter.

James is proud to have grown up in an Air Force family, having lived in 6 states and Great Britain. He and his family currently live in Manhattan.

Ford is a graduate of Yale University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He also studied Arabic at the International Language Institute of Cairo.

Recent Articles
  • LI teen, now behind bars, learns that Yik Yak is not anonymous after all

    MOUNT SINAI, Long Island (PIX11) – He thought he was anonymous when he threatened to blow up his school and shoot at fellow students, but the 15 year-old freshman instead spent Tuesday behind bars, after learning the hard way that nobody on the Internet is truly incognito. The student used the social media app called Yik Yak to announce his plans to do harm to some of the approximately 900 students at his school, Mt. Sinai High. On Tuesday, on […]

  • Security leaders discuss rising terror threats to New York area

    MIDTOWN, Manhattan (PIX11): The New York metro area is the number one terror target in the country, and the threats are increasing — that was the message Monday afternoon from the governors of New York and New Jersey as well as mayor Bill de Blasio. These leaders joined the Federal Secretary of Homeland Security to plan ways to ensure that information about terror threats is shared among law enforcement. “The terrorist network itself is larger and more complex and sophisticated than it’s […]

  • Woman raped by two different men within an hour on Clinton Hill block: cops

    CLINTON HILL, Brooklyn (PIX11) – Detectives search now for two men who each carried out sexual assaults on the same person. She has given investigators descriptions of the men and now, thanks to her coming forward regarding the two separate attacks against her, police have put out surveillance video of a man who they say was behind the second attack. The assaults happened less than a block-, and about an hour, apart. The first took place around 5:00 A.M. on […]

  • 13 years after 9/11, a new generation shows what ‘Never Forget’ means

    NEW YORK (PIX11) — The ceremony marking the thirteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks featured memorable indications of the passage of time. Interestingly, those indications came both from participants for whom time had not yet begun on September 1, 2001, and from victims’ relatives who remember that day all too well. “I miss you,” said one of the last readers in the ceremony that lasted three hours and fourteen minutes, to his fallen brother. “It’s been a long 13 years.” […]

  • On the anniversary of 9/11, NYC looks at new threats complicating the terror fighting picture

    NEW YORK (PIX11) – On the eve of the anniversary of the terror attacks by Al Qaeda that left so many Americans in despair and confusion, there are additional terror threats being pursued by the president, the NYPD commissioner and other security professionals working for New York’s safety. Ironically, some of those threats almost make 9/11 seem like a simpler time, from a law enforcement perspective. “Not only do we have Al Qaeda,” security expert Robert Strang told PIX11 News, […]

  • Financial troubles allegedly push NY father to kill wife, teen son then himself

    FLUSHING, Queens (PIX11) – It originated as a 911 call about an apartment fire, but ended up being the scene of multiple deadly crimes. All day Tuesday, and into the night, investigators with both the NYPD and FDNY were at the apartment on Roosevelt Avenue shared by the Lee Family, after the father, Yong Hun Lee, 50, slashed the throats of his wife and teenage son, and then tried to torch their home before using the knife to slash his […]

  • Gov. Cuomo promotes partner Kathy Hochul while opponent Tim Wu becomes bigger threat

    (PIX11) — On Tuesday, New Yorkers will get a chance to participate in what could be one of the most unusual primary elections in a generation. As Gov. Andrew Cuomo seeks to again receive the nomination of his party, his fellow Democratic opponent, Fordham Law School professor Zephyr Teachout, carries on her David vs. Goliath campaign. Thanks to her pick of a running mate, the election could get turned on its ear. On Monday afternoon, Cuomo did something he’s rarely […]

  • Cuomo and NY Dems sued by Teachout and Wu, who claim the party and Cuomo are way too close

    LOWER MANHATTAN (PIX11) — The candidates opposing Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic gubernatorial primary say their party is illegally declaring a winner in the race before the election even takes place. So on Friday, they sued to try and get a judge to stop the Cuomo campaign and the New York Democratic Party from mailing leaflets, making robocalls and running ads together. “There is inherent conflict of interest,” said Tim Wu, candidate for lieutenant governor, “when a party which is […]

  • Teachers’ pro-NYPD t-shirts on the first day of school win support from parents

    PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn (PIX11) – At dozens of schools across New York, the back-to-school clothes worn by students got far less notice than what was being worn by their teachers. Hundreds of them engaged in what they called a protest against their union by wearing t-shirts bearing slogans supporting the NYPD. “If he can put his opinion on top of the whole union,” said teacher Jessica Regevik, referring to United Federation of Teachers, or UFT, President Michael Mulgrew, “then every […]

  • Rape survivor carries mattress everywhere to show she ‘carries the weight’ of the crime

    MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS (PIX11) — She says that she was sexually assaulted on a mattress in her dorm room, and now a student at Columbia University is carrying a mattress wherever she goes until the young man who she claims raped her gets punished. Emma Sulkowicz is carrying the 20 pounds of foam wrapped in a mattress cover everywhere she goes on campus, as both a protest against what she calls Columbia University’s inadequate handling of sexual assault complaints and as […]


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