James Ford is a general assignment reporter for PIX11 News.
James joined WPIX in 2007 as a live reporter on the PIX11 Morning News.
Prior to joining WPIX, James was a reporter at Fox5 in New York, where his reporting on Sept. 11, 2001 was the subject of the documentary “Dreams Without Sleep,” which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival.
James is a multi-Emmy Award winner, and is also the recipient of regional Edward R. Murrow awards, and New York State Broadcasting Association Excellence in Broadcasting awards. His TEDx talk on local journalism has received more than 200,000 views.
He began his television reporting career at WTOC in Savannah, Ga., followed by a move to WFTV in Orlando, Fla. There, he was the Space Coast bureau chief, responsible for all coverage, including anchoring 41 space shuttle launches.
James next relocated to Indianapolis where, at WRTV, he anchored the morning news and was a consumer investigative reporter.
As the proud son of an Air Force family, he grew up in six states and the United Kingdom. He and his family live in Manhattan.
James earned his bachelor’s degree from Yale University, and his master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.