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
Inside studio 32Ten

Legendary movie effects studio shutting down amid strikes

The sample return capsule from NASA's Osiris-Rex mission lies on the ground.

NASA's first asteroid samples land on Earth after spacecraft release

A delivery worker rides his electric bicycle.

E-bikes are surging in popularity while fire risk grows

United Auto Workers members and supporters picket outside a General Motors facility

UAW workers asking automakers for shorter workweek

President Joe Biden speaks during an event on prescription drug costs.

Biden's Medicare price negotiation plan faces new challenges

A member holds up a sign at a rally by United Auto Workers Local

What is the state of unions in the US?

NASA astronaut Frank Rubio

NASA astronaut Frank Rubio breaks US record for a single spaceflight

Preisident Joe Biden arriving in India

President Biden to make historical stop in Vietnam ahead of G20 summit

Trump merch on t-shirts

Historic mug shot is ammo for Trump allies and enemies

The surface of the moon as the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft prepares for landing

India makes space history with rare lunar touchdown

Satellite image of Hurricane Ian

NOAA upgrades Atlantic hurricane prediction to 'above-normal'

A diver transplants coral

How to save Florida's corals: Move them to deeper water

Protester holds honk if you love teachers sign

US school districts desperate to fill teacher vacancies

A Tesla charging

Buyer incentives helping US become leader in electric car sales

Clayton Sandell with Dante Lauretta

'No do-overs': NASA team preps for return of historic asteroid mission

Mars and the moon.

Yearlong NASA mission to fake Mars simulates life on the planet

Picketers protesting outside Warner Bros studio

Hollywood writers' strike ripples to thousands of out-of-work crews

Donald Trump

What Republicans think of Donald Trump's federal indictment

Donald Trump

Conservatives split on Trump's future amid criminal indictment

Rafts on the Dolores River in Colorado

Amid western water crisis, rising river brings rafting opportunity

The Biofire Smart Gun pistol.

World's 1st biometric 'smart gun' aims to lower shootings and suicides

Actors join striking members of the Writers Guild of America on the picket line.

Studios scramble to replace fan-favorite shows during writers' strike

A screen at the sports book casino

College betting scandals shine light on campus wagering

Striking writers take part in a rally

Chasing the dream: One writer puts down her pen and picks up a sign

Billie Lourd poses with C3PO and R2D2 on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Carrie Fisher receives star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

Striking film and television writers picket outside Paramount Studios.

Hollywood braces for potential writers strike as deadline looms

Jerry Springer

Jerry Springer dead at age 79

Montana Democratic Rep. Zooey Zephyr is shown.

Transgender Montana lawmaker refuses to back down after silencing

People attend a rally to support Ralph Yarl

Experts: Rash shootings are a reflection of fear and distrust

Colorado Governor Jared Polis, center, signs three bills that enshrine protections for abortion and gender-affirming care

Sanctuary states pushing back in abortion fight