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
a dog at the animal shelter

Proposed law addressing animal euthanasia crisis passes first test

A dog in a shelter

No Rescue: Why animal shelter euthanasia is rising

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

Who is Trump prosecutor Alvin Bragg?

A dog eats its food.

Meat substitutes aren't just for humans. It's coming to pet food next

Dick Fosbury, of the United States, clears the bar in the high jump competition at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics

Revolutionary Olympian Dick Fosbury has died at age 76

A woman shops for groceries

Pandemic-era SNAP benefits end as millions face rising costs

Minnesota head coach P.J. Fleck settles with referres during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa

Why do NFL referees wear stripes?

Southwest Airlines Chief Operating Officer Andrew Watterson testifies during a Senate Commerce Committee hearing.

Senate grills Southwest Airlines COO on ignoring 'meltdown' warnings

A robot patients lies in a hospital bed.

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

Actor Alec Baldwin.

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

A bighorn sheep roams a contentious plot of land in Vail, Colo.

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

Looking back at the life of Lisa Marie Presley

A comet flying in space

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.

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

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.

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

Santa-Themed Horror Movies Opening In Theaters

U.S. Navy divers secure NASA's Orion capsule during recovery operations.

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

A lion is shown.

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

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..

Colorado Springs Mass Shooting Suspect May Have Been Known To Police

NASA's new moon rocket lifts off from Kennedy Space Center

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

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

Republicans Need 5 Seats To Control House of Representatives

A NASA rover travels.

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

Firefighters battle the Mosquito Fire in California

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