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James Ford is a reporter for the PIX11 News at 5 and 6 p.m.

James joined WPIX in 2007, serving as the lead live reporter for the PIX11 Morning News, 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 Sept. 11 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 at WTOC-TV in Savannah, Ga., where he was a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor. He later moved to WFTV, Channel 9 in Orlando, Fla. 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 41 space shuttle launches at the Kennedy Space Center. Ford’s next move was 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 six states and Great Britain. He and his family 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.

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    HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. — Three people are dead after a fire burned through a Hillsborough apartment complex Tuesday morning. The fire broke out around 10 p.m., Monday night on Farm Road. Cell phone video shows flames shooting as high as 20 feet above the top floor of the building. Minutes after the fire broke out, Sally and Pat Terence, who live in the building next door say they heard something they’ll never forget. “I hear someone screaming, ‘Help me, help me!'” Sally […]

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    Christie aide says governor lied about Bridgegate and involved Cuomo

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    Tearful Bridgegate testimony shows Christie knew ahead of time and has a red hot temper

    NEWARK, N.J. — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is not on trial for Bridgegate, but there was plenty of testimony about him at the conspiracy and fraud trial of one of his former senior staff members on Friday, and it did not show him in a favorable light, to say the least. That testimony, from Bridget Kelly, Christie’s former deputy chief of staff, not only left her in tears more than once during the hearing, it also indicated that the […]

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    LI power brokers arrested in federal sting that could lead to de Blasio

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    Mid-autumn heat wave may be the new normal, but not just for the reason you may expect

    NEW YORK — For the third straight day, the tri-state saw high temperature records shatter. One cause of the weather being unseasonably warm, according to some experts, is the seasons actually shifting from their normally expected times in the calendar. The reason for that, in turn, may not exclusively be the reason most often cited for unusual seasonal weather patterns. To be certain, Wednesday’s balmy, lightly breezy conditions brought many people outside to experience it firsthand. “It’s a beautiful day […]

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    Bloomberg for Secretary of State? Wikileaks emails show Clinton camp discussion

    NEW YORK — The man who once held the most important job in New York City may be interested in assuming one of the most important positions in the world. However, Secretary of State Michael Bloomberg might be an illusive title, based on the political climate, Bloomberg’s lack of diplomatic experience and the possibility, albeit an apparently decreasing one, that his candidate will not win. The issue arose during a series of emails in June of last year that have […]

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    NEW YORK — A review of donations from more than 110,000 people for 9/11 relief and reconstruction found Donald Trump did not make any donations, despite his claims of generous donations following the terror attack, City Comptroller Scott Stringer said Friday. The Republican presidential candidate had promised weeks after the attack to donate $10,000 to the Twin Towers Fund as part of a charity effort by “The Howard Stern Show.” Stringer reviewed the donations to the fun for a year and […]

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    MTA demands ad depicting murder be removed from subways

    MIDTOWN, Manhattan — They were so disturbing to so many people, that the MTA ordered all posters advertising the New York Haunted Hayride at Randalls Island removed from subway cars. The order went out last week. But by Wednesday, the posters are still up, leaving the MTA to have to answer to criticism while passengers, particularly those with children, try to avert their eyes. Official MTA policy states that all 5.65 million of the subway’s daily riders have the right […]