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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.

Recent Articles
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    Mourners at funeral for mom of alleged MS-13 victim call for murder charges against woman who caused her death

    BRENTWOOD, LONG ISLAND — In the same church in which Evelyn Rodriguez buried her daughter almost two years ago to the day, this community said goodbye to her, at her funeral. The local mother became a prominent national activist against gang violence after her teenage daughter’s life was taken in an apparent act of terror by the MS-13 gang. Her funeral also became a rallying cry for an arrest to be made in Rodriguez’s death. “This community is mourning the […]

  • Detectives seek other possible victims of LI man accused of trying to lure girls into his van

    WEST BABYLON, NY — Detectives are now investigating to see if a man who they say tried to lure teenage girls into his van on two separate occasions may have made other attempts to capture girls. Marwan Hanna, 59, is now free on $1,500 bond on two counts of child endangerment following the alleged incidents that have left this community stunned. “That is insanely crazy,” said local resident Antonella Davi. “I can’t believe it.” She’s one of many people in the […]

  • Brooklyn teacher arraigned in child pornography production

    DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — Concluding that he’s “a danger to the community,” a judge denied bail to a Brooklyn high school teacher who was arrested Wednesday on federal accusations of making child pornography and using Facebook to lure his alleged victims. It was the second time in less than a year that English and theater arts teacher Jonathan Deutsch, 34, had been arrested on child porn-related charges, according to his attorney. The previous time was last December, but that case, which […]

  • WTC ceremony commemorates in ways intended to help those not yet born on 9/11

    LOWER MANHATTAN — New York, and the nation, commemorated the terrorist attacks of 9/11 for the seventeenth time on Tuesday. Before the memorial ceremony began at the World Trade Center, some of the victims’ families met with former mayor Michael Bloomberg, among other dignitaries. They said that he told them that nearly half of all Americans weren’t born by September 11th, 2001, a fact that underscores the importance of commemorating again, and again. The weather at the 9/11 Memorial here […]

  • Kings Plaza garage arson suspect reveals motive for torching 135 cars

    DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN —The man who investigators said lit the blaze that engulfed one of New York City’s largest parking garages in smoke and flames went before a judge for the first time on Tuesday afternoon. Evon Stephens, 23, confessed to the crime, according to the criminal complaint against him. It also said that the self-described homeless man lit the fire for reasons involving sex taking place at the garage. For the second day in a row on Tuesday, Kings Plaza […]

  • Woman drives across active Teterboro Airport runways, flees vehicle: sources

    TETERBORO, N.J. — A woman is under arrest for allegedly driving across two runways at Teterboro Airport Tuesday then ditching her vehicle in the vicinity and fleeing, sources said. The woman, driving a black Honda Civic, allegedly breached a guard post on Industrial Avenue around 9:35 a.m. ,sources with the Port Authority Police Department said. After gaining access to the aeronautical area of the airport, she drove across the airfield, passing through two active runways, according to sources. She then allegedly […]

  • PIX11 supports recovering addicts in the Run For Your Life

    RANDALLS ISLAND, Manhattan — New York’s Very Own supports New Yorkers recovering from substance abuse and addiction.  PIX11 voted with its feet, literally, at the Run For Your Life on Randall’s Island on Saturday. It’s an event operated by Odyssey House, the recovery center founded in New York in 1967, which has opened programs in four other states and two countries. The organization helps and houses thousands of New Yorkers yearly in a variety of programs that create individualized recovery […]

  • Gov. Cuomo wins by a landslide, chooses to skip his victory party

    MIDTOWN MANHATTAN — When most candidates win an election, let alone by a landslide, they greet supporters and make a victory speech. Governor Andrew Cuomo, however, did the exact opposite after his landslide win.  It was the latest in a string of unexpected snubs of widespread attention in the last days of his primary campaign, as accusations of dirty politics hung over him. The victory party, which was officially organized by the New York Democratic Committee, was at a decidedly […]

  • Bloomberg wants to raise legal e-cigarette age to 21

    FDA takes ‘historic action’ on youth e-cigarette ‘epidemic’

    Concerned with an “epidemic” surge in teen use of e-cigarettes, the head of the US Food and Drug Administration announced on Wednesday a “historic action” against more than 1,300 retailers and five major manufacturers for their roles in perpetuating youth access to the devices in the US. “I use the word epidemic with great care,” said FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb. “E-cigs have become an almost ubiquitous — and dangerous — trend among teens. The disturbing and accelerating trajectory of […]

  • More K2 overdoses prompt new calls for action, but also statements that situation is improving

    BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn — It’s a crisis that’s left thousands of New Yorkers on the brink of death in the past couple of years, and now it’s happened again. Mass overdoses of the synthetic marijuana called K2 continue in New York City, and one intersection, on the border of Bed-Stuy and Bushwick, has been hit particularly hard. The corner of Broadway and Myrtle Avenue has been the scene of mass overdoses at least twice in the last two years. Over the […]