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.


Recent Articles
  • Jeffrey Epstein set up sex during work release, and other new allegations as accuser urges others to speak out

    MIDTOWN — One of Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers urged other women Tuesday to come forward with allegations against the wealthy financier as federal authorities prosecute him on sex charges. Other new information emerged as well on Tuesday, including evidence that could affect a national election. Accuser Courtney Wild told reporters at a news conference here that Epstein “will never stop sexually abusing children until he is in jail.” “This is no surprise that he was also abusing victims in New York,” […]

  • As the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, some who built the lunar module reflect on LI’s key role

    RONKONKOMA, L.I. — To this day, it remains the greatest feat of human exploration. The first moon landing’s 50th anniversary is next week, and it simply would not have happened if it were not for extensive work done here in New York, by New Yorkers, on Long Island. The spacecraft that landed on the moon, the lunar module, was designed and built by local residents, some of whom still live in the region. What they say about how gratifying their […]

  • Potential ICE deportations may be thwarted by new legal filing

    LOWER MANHATTAN — ICE, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, has said that it’s set to start rounding up undocumented people throughout the Tri-state, possibly starting this weekend, and deport them. However, a significant development on Thursday aims to prevent that development. Early Thursday afternoon, the New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against ICE, as well as against the Department Homeland Security Department, which has jurisdiction over ICE, and the U.S. Attorney General. The 27-page filing aims to […]

  • Ticker-tape parade honors World Cup champs; Rapinoe lovingly uses F-bomb to thank NYC

    LOWER MANHATTAN — They are the best athletes in the world in the world’s most popular sport. On Wednesday, the World Cup winners came to the Capital of the World to celebrate, and to be honored. It was one big victory party, with tens of thousands lining the Canyon of Heroes, the southernmost 17-block stretch of Broadway. The celebration of the U.S. Women’s National Team had many remarkable moments, some of which could spark controversy. One of the first memorable […]

  • World Cup winners’ ticker tape parade is the latest in a storied tradition

    LOWER MANHATTAN — It’s a New York tradition going back more than 130 years. Ticker tape parades are done rarely these days, and are reserved for the greatest heroes and champions, to which the U.S. Women’s National Team, or USWNT, is no exception. They’re the latest in a long, storied series of great (and a few not so great) leaders to be celebrated in the Canyon of Heroes, as the 13-block stretch of Broadway from the Battery to City Hall […]

  • KCON comes to NYC, proving the K-Pop wave is growing even stronger

    FAR WEST SIDE — It’s based in a country nearly 7,000 miles away, but it’s a phenomenon that’s gotten red hot here in the U.S., especially in the New York City region, and is only getting hotter. Now, K-Pop — South Korean popular music and culture — has come to the Tri-state, in a big way. KCON NY has been coming to our region for the past five years, but it’s grown at such a rate that this year, for […]

  • K-Pop is huge and growing, and KCON2019 shows NYC is a force in the pop cultural wave

    FAR WEST SIDE, Manhattan — K-Pop — Korean popular music and culture — has become a phenomenon here in the U.S., and in New York in particular, as evidenced by sold out shows by Korean supergroup BTS at MetLife Stadium in the last year, as well as the heartthrobs’ appearances on SNL and The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. However, the greatest sign of K-Pop’s dominance is evident at New York’s two largest indoor venues on Saturday and Sunday. The […]

  • K-pop culture on display at KCON 2019 NY

    PIX11’s Katie Corrado and James Ford stopped by the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center to see what KCON is all about and learns some dance moves from famous K-pop band ATEEZ. KCON is this weekend at the Javits Center and MSG. KCON was founded back in 2012 in LA and has since expanded globally to places like Australia, Mexico, Japan and Abu Dhabi. This is fourth year in a row that NYC has hosted the convention. KCON consists of workshops, panel […]

  • Mad Magazine will effectively cease publication after 67 years

    SOHO — It’s been a major force in popular culture and the origin of most American comedy for the better part of the last century. Now, an institution that for most of its life was based in New York is ceasing to exist as it’s been known for most of its long life. Mad Magazine in its current form is ending, but it’s not going completely away. Still, the new major change to the storied publication has many people lamenting […]

  • As 9/11 illness victim Luis Alvarez is laid to rest, it’s revealed that the legislation he gave his life for might be named for him

    ASTORIA, QUEENS — Thousands of first responders from across the Tri-state and beyond bid a final farewell to Luis Alvarez on Wednesday. He spent his last breaths, literally, fighting for them, so they paid respects at his funeral. At the mass at Immaculate Conception Church, it became apparent that Alvarez’s efforts to ensure that 9/11 victims get properly compensated will be fruitful posthumously. Alvarez, a retired NYPD narcotics division and bomb squad detective, spent three months after the 9/11 attacks […]

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