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Clayton Sandell

Sr. Video Journalist/Reporter

Clayton Sandell joins the team after a long stint at ABC News, first as a producer in Washington D.C. and then as a correspondent based in Denver. He’s reported on breaking news and feature stories across the country and around the world, traveling to the Arctic to report on climate change, Haiti and Hong Kong for political upheavals, Australia for missing airliner MH-370, and way too many US states covering mass shootings. In addition to getting up-close to numerous wildfires, floods, volcanoes and hurricanes, he is also a massive Star Wars nerd who loves taking fellow fans behind-the-scenes to places like Skywalker Ranch and Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic.

Recent Work
A robot patients lies in a hospital bed.
Scripps NewsU.S.

Meet Hal, a robot helping future nurses treat patients in real time

Actor Alec Baldwin.
Seth Wenig / APEntertainment

Alec Baldwin to be charged with manslaughter in 'Rust' shooting

A bighorn sheep roams a contentious plot of land in Vail, Colo.
Eddie Pells / APU.S.

Well-known ski town is in a fight over sheep and affordable housing

Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley-Jackson acknowledge applause from the audience at the MTV Awards
Bebeto Matthews / APEntertainment

Looking back at the life of Lisa Marie Presley

A comet flying in space
Dan BartlettScience and Health

NASA says a bright green comet will appear in the night sky Thursday

A Southwest Airlines passenger jet takes off.

Computer breakdown sows chaos across US air travel system

Smart Ram Truck at CES 2023.
Scripps NewsTech

New Smart Automotive Technology Took Center Stage At CES 2023

Singer Paula Abdul poses with Idol Eyes audio glasses during the Pepcom Digital Experience before the start of the CES
John Locher / APTech

Singer Paula Abdul Introduces Smart Audio Sunglasses At CES

An exhibit at Meow Wolf is shown.

This Las Vegas 'Grocery Store' Adds Mystery To The Mundane

NASA's Artemis I moon rocket lifts off.
APScience and Health

2022 Year In Review: Space

A person wrapped in a blanket walks on a sidewalk.

Winter Weather Is Exploding Across The U.S.

An Arizona Cardinals fan dresses as the Grinch prior to an NFL football game
Ross D. Franklin / APEntertainment

Santa-Themed Horror Movies Opening In Theaters

U.S. Navy divers secure NASA's Orion capsule during recovery operations.
Mario Tama/Pool Photo via APScience and Health

NASA's Orion Capsule Blazes Home From Test Flight To Moon

A lion is shown.
The Wild Animal SanctuaryScience and Health

Lions Rescued From A Ukrainian Zoo Have Found A New Home In The U.S.

A memorial to victims of the Club Q shooting in Colorado Springs
David Zalubowski / APU.S.

After Club Q Shooting, Calls For Charity Groups To Disburse More Funds

A Colorado Springs Community Service vehicle is parked near the gay nightclub in Colorado Springs where people were killed..
Geneva Heffernan / APU.S.

Colorado Springs Mass Shooting Suspect May Have Been Known To Police

NASA's new moon rocket lifts off from Kennedy Space Center
John Raoux / APScience and Health

NASA's Mightiest Moon Rocket Lifts Off 50 Years After Apollo

Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert speaks.

Colorado Race Still Neck-And-Neck Between Rep. Boebert, Frisch

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin speaks to supporters as he attends a campaign rally on Monday
Eduardo Munoz Alvarez / APPolitics

Democrats And Republicans Still Battling Over Control Of Congress

Julie Abbott, right, Republican candidate for New York State Senate, fills out her ballot with her son, Carson Kenan
Kevin Rivoli / APPolitics

Republicans Need 5 Seats To Control House of Representatives

A NASA rover travels.
NewsyScience and Health

NASA's Moon Surface Simulation Could Help In Possible Return There

Firefighters battle the Mosquito Fire in California
Noah Berger / APPolitics

Election '22: What Matters: Climate Change Is A Key Issue

NASA Planetary Science Division director Lori Glaze
Alex Brandon / APScience and Health

NASA Details Historic DART Mission That Crashed Into Asteroid

Nicole Mann
 Science and Health

First NASA Mission Led By Native American Woman Underway

Roofs of buildings are surrounded by floodwater
Gerald Herbert / APScience and Health

Climate Change Emerges As Key Issue For Some Voters Ahead Of Midterms

A police car
Matt Rourke / APScience and Health

Counselors And Cops Working Together Can Save Lives

The NASA moon rocket for the Artemis.
John Raoux / APScience and Health

NASA Working Through New Leak In Artemis Test Ahead Of Possible Launch

Children walk into a school
NewsyScience and Health

Teen Suicide Crisis: Colorado Parents Work To Reduce State's High Rate

People line up in front of the Anaheim Convention Center during the 2019 D23 Expo.
Richard Shotwell / APEntertainment

D23 Expo 2022: Disney Shares Its Future By Looking Back At Its Past

Aaron Stark is shown.

The Almost-Mass Shooter: Man Reflects On Stepping Away From The Edge