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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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    MADISON, N.J. — A large group of dogs that had been bred in South Korea to be eaten has not only been rescued, they’ve begun arriving at their new, temporary home in New Jersey. They’ll remain there until new, permanent homes can be found for them here in the Tri-State. PIX11 first reported last month that the Humane Society and the Animal House Project were looking for a place to house all of the animals in the dog airlift. Since then, […]

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    NEW YORK — The woman card is not an actual card, of course, but it is a major issue on social media and online discussions. Donald Trump says it’s a method used by his rival Hillary Clinton to win votes. That claim has opened up a backlash against the woman card term, but it does not seem to slow down or affect Trump much at all. It may, however, affect his chances to become president. With at least 58,000 tweets […]

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    Connecticut joins four other states in ‘Acela Primaries,’ could yield big for frontrunners

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    Exclusive: Can a short Central Park Five video stop wrongful convictions? Why advocates say yes

    NEW YORK —  It lasts barely more than a minute and a half, but it may reverse a problem that’s cost decades of the lives of thousands of people nationwide, including hundreds in New York. That is the hope of the Innocence Project, which releases a public service announcement at midnight featuring the Central Park Five. Three of the five, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Kevin Richardson recorded the PSA with documentary filmmaker Sarah Burns.  Burns wrote and directed, along […]

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    NEW YORK — This Earth Day featured two new initiatives — one global and one local — for helping to sustain the planet. Their ability to be effective remains to be seen, but their potential was, for better or worse, on display on their first day in existence. The local effort involved 14 of Manhattan’s more than 3,000 city blocks. Those blocks — some of which were on major traffic streets in the city — were closed to vehicular traffic […]

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    NEW YORK — New York may have just played an integral role in electing the next president of the United States. Depending on how certain factors play out, the victor that the Empire State may have gotten elected is probably not one of the people who first come to mind. Two New Yorkers, of course, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and billionaire businessman Donald Trump, won decisively. As a result both are talking about the general election in November, […]

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    Widespread reports of voting problems spark audit by NYC comptroller

    NEW YORK – So many New York voters had problems casting their ballots in Tuesday’s primary election it sparked an investigation, not to mention frustration across the state as New Yorkers were poised to play a crucial role in shaping the presidential nomination process. “This is by far the largest volume of complaints we have received for an election since Attorney General Schneiderman took office in 2011,” Schneiderman’s office said in a statement Tuesday. Between 6 a.m. and 3:50 p.m., […]

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    At least 115 major professional and civic organizations have to date condemned the mascot name of the Washington, DC professional football team, the Redskins. After a tweet sent out by the New York Giants on Thursday, many sports fans across the web had the impression that the Giants had become 116th on that list. On Friday, the Giants set the record straight. The issue arose after the team tweeted its 2016-2017 regular season schedule, at 8:00 p.m. Thursday. It showed […]


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