Clayton Sandell

Clayton Sandell

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
Simpson appears via video for his parole hearing at the Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev.

O.J. Simpson dead from cancer at age 76, family says

Women sit in a park to view the solar eclipse with glasses on

Grab your glasses! Everything to know about today's solar eclipse

Competitive BMX rider Kevin Peraza

What can we expect to see from BMX in the 2024 Olympics?

A commemorative coin struck for Melvin Woods

He asked his fellow Star Wars fans for help. One saved his son's life

Jake Lloyd and his mother Lisa Lloyd

Mother of 'Star Wars' child actor details his mental health struggles

students in a school hallway

Experts, advocates say corporal punishment in schools must end


In 'news deserts,' small towns can struggle to tell their stories

A frame of AI-generated video from OpenAI

Artificial intelligence video creator Sora hailed as cutting-edge tech

A hurricane heads toward Florida.

Researchers say modern, powerful hurricanes need a new category

U.S. Homeland Security sign

FBI: New cyberthreat from China targets home internet routers

AI generated George Carlin comedy special poster

Fake George Carlin special highlights mounting risks from AI

Amelia Earhart poses for photos.

Pilot says he's found Amelia Earhart's long-lost plane

The Ingenuity helicopter photographs its shadow while in flight on Mars

'Little helicopter that could' takes last flight on Mars

Danielle Mortell.

Long COVID patients enduring symptoms, looking for answers

An ice-climbing climber

Colorado ice climbing competition goes on despite warming and drought

Detroit Pistons forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) drives to the basket against Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0).

Detroit Pistons lose 28th consecutive game after blowing 21-point lead

Rihanna performing at the Super Bowl

Top entertainment events that made headlines in 2023

The official Medicare Handbook

Medicare will expand to cover more mental health needs in 2024

Scripps News Correspondent Clayton Sandell, left, speaks with visual effects specialist Pablo Helman.

'Killers of the Flower Moon': Visual effects go invisible

Waves crashing against a cliff

Harnessing ocean wave power in the shadow of the Rockies

Members of the band Kiss

Rock legends Kiss hanging up the leather boots and makeup

Search on Merriam-Webster's website

Merriam-Webster's 2023 Word Of The Year is all about being real

An imperial Stormtrooper costume

New documentary unravels origins of bizarre Star Wars holiday special

San Francisco Mayor London Breed

San Francisco mayor hoping APEC summit shows city in a new light

President Joe Biden talks with California Gov. Gavin Newsom and his wife Jennifer

No place in the US is safe from climate change, new data shows

A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest

US hoping to reassert influence over Asia-Pacific during APEC summit

Electric car charging stations

Electric vehicle market could be in for a bumpy ride

Elon Musk

1 year ago Elon Musk bought Twitter for $44 billion

Monsters from the Knott's Scary Farm

Knott's Scary Farm celebrates 50 years of Halloween horror

Mick Jagger, left, and Martin Scorsese.

Jagger, Scorsese among stars still flourishing in their 80s