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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
  • Suspect facing charges after woman brutally beaten in attempted rape on Upper West Side

    UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan — A woman is recovering from a variety of serious injuries from a brutal attempted rape that detectives say took place in one of the most expensive and safest parts of Manhattan. The alleged attacker, meanwhile, stays at a homeless shelter less than a block from the crime. That contrast, as well as the intense violence involved in the crime, are getting a lot of scrutiny now. Desmond Smith, 32, is charged with attempted rape, strangulation, […]

  • Statue of Liberty climber pleads not guilty to trespassing

    LOWER MANHATTAN — A protester who climbed the Statue of Liberty on Independence Day went before a judge on Thursday, almost 24 hours after she’d scaled the top of the base of Lady Liberty and stayed for hours at the landmark’s feet. Therese Okoumou, who goes by her middle name Patricia, faces three federal charges. If she’s found guilty and gets the maximum sentence, she could be sent to prison for 1 1/2 years — up to six months for […]

  • Not guilty plea of two more suspects in ‘Junior’ murder upsets gang-busting detective

    CONCOURSE, the Bronx — Two more suspects in the murder of Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz went before a judge on Wednesday, bringing the total number of people charged to ten. The NYPD Chief of Detectives, as well as a private detective who’s deeply investigated the gang the suspects are alleged to be involved with, say that more arrests are likely, and that the gang, the Trinitarios, needs to be handled more strongly by law enforcement. Diego Suero, 29, and Gabriel Ramirez Concepcion, 26, […]

  • Guatemalan mom separated from 3 kids travels 2,400 miles for tearful reunion with children in East Harlem

    EAST HARLEM, Manhattan —For nearly six weeks, a mother seeking asylum in the U.S. has been separated from her three children who were removed from her custody by U.S. federal agents at the border with Mexico, but that situation changed on Tuesday. Yeni Gonzalez-Garcia arrived in New York after a long trip from Arizona. She was reunited with her three children, thanks to grass roots efforts led by a pair of New Yorkers. Just before 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, Gonzalez, accompanied by […]

  • Man beats parking garage attendant, steals SUV at gunpoint; search on for him and potential accomplices

    REGO PARK, Queens — A man, and possibly some accomplices, are driving an SUV stolen at gunpoint from a Queens parking garage after the man pistol whipped the parking attendant. The search is now on for the suspect and his accomplices, but video and other evidence could lead detectives to them quickly. Surveillance images show a five foot, seven inch tall man, who investigators say is about 25 years old and 160 pounds. He has a goatee and was last seen […]

  • Tributes and memorials to Junior Guzman-Feliz continue to grow

    BELMONT, The Bronx — The tributes to Junior Guzman-Feliz keep coming, and the votive candle memorial at the site of the brutal attack continues to grow, a week and a half after the heinous, fatal crime. Families who spoke with PIX11 News, including members of Guzman-Feliz’s own family, said that the best way to ensure that justice for Junior is achieved is to keep the memory of him alive. “Everybody loved him,” said Leandra Feliz, Junior’s mother. “His [friends] who […]

  • Arrest made in assault of man punched, robbed while unconscious on Bronx street

    UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, The Bronx — It’s bad enough that somebody randomly punched and knocked out a passerby in a crosswalk, but in addition, bystanders picked the pockets of the victim while he laid on the street unconscious, according to police. Worse still, his alleged attacker was seen on surveillance video congratulating a possible accomplice, and then returning to the scene of the crime to take photos of the victim. Now, police say the attacker is under arrest, and questions remain […]

  • 8th suspect arrested in stabbing death of 15-year-old in the Bronx

    CLAREMONT, the Bronx — The number of suspects in custody in connection with the killing of Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz continued to grow Tuesday, as the NYPD announced an eight arrest in the machete slaying of the 15-year-old boy outside a Bronx bodega. The latest suspect, identified as Elvin Garcia, was taken into custody in the Bronx, the borough’s District Attorney Darcel Clark said outside the 48th Precinct. NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermont Shea joined her in the announcement. “Literally as […]

  • First of seven suspects in Bronx teen killing appears in court as support for victim goes global

    CONCOURSE, The Bronx — Seven men are in custody now, accused of involvement in the mistaken identity killing of Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz. On Monday, one of the seven, Kevin Alvarez, 19, went before a judge here and pled not guilty to murder, manslaughter, gang assault and assault charges. Six other alleged accomplices were arrested in Paterson, New Jersey over the weekend, and await extradition back to New York. More arrests are possible, according to law enforcement sources, for the brutal […]

  • Immigrant family separation apparently continues, affecting NY more than most states

    EAST HARLEM, Manhattan — The day after President Donald Trump signed an executive order that struck down his policy of separating families, it’s becoming more and more apparent that its effects will continue to resonate in New York, and could become much worse, according to both the mayor and the governor. Both men spent Thursday trying to handle the growing situation of displaced children being sent to New York by federal authorities from the country’s southern border. Meanwhile, the president, who […]