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.