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
NASA Planetary Science Division director Lori Glaze

NASA Details Historic DART Mission That Crashed Into Asteroid

Nicole Mann

First NASA Mission Led By Native American Woman Underway

Roofs of buildings are surrounded by floodwater

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

A police car

Counselors And Cops Working Together Can Save Lives

The NASA moon rocket for the Artemis.

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

Children walk into a school

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.

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

"The Little Mermaid."

Disney Releases Trailer For New 'The Little Mermaid' Movie

NASA's new moon rocket sits on Launch Pad 39-B.

NASA's 2nd Attempt To Launch Artemis Scrubbed Over Fuel Leak

NASA's new moon rocket is illuminated by xenon lights as she sits on Launch Pad 39-B hours ahead of a planned launch.

Fuel Leak Ruins NASA's 2nd Shot At Launching Moon Rocket

The NASA moon rocket stands at the Kennedy Space Center

Crew Safety At Center Of NASA's Artemis Test Flight

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson arrives at a news conference.

NASA Scrubs Monday Artemis Launch, But It Could Still Happen This Week

NASA administrator Bill Nelson talks about the Artemis 1 launch.

Artemis 1 Will Soon Be NASA'S Biggest Takeoff Yet

Ben Burtt explores Skywalker Ranch.

Sound Designer Ben Burtt Shares How Skywalker Ranch Shaped 'Star Wars'

Teachers and students sit in a classroom in Afghanistan.

Afghan Teachers Are Finding Ways Around Taliban's School Ban For Girls

Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully poses in the pressbox of Dodger Stadium

Iconic Los Angeles Dodgers Broadcaster Vin Scully Has Died At Age 94

Nichelle Nichols is shown.

Remembering Nichelle Nichols: A Force In Space And In Social Issues

A researcher holds a lab rat

Why We Experiment On Animals

Skywalker Ranch

Newsy Exclusive: A Visit To Skywalker Ranch

An anti-nuclear protest

A New Era In Nuclear Proliferation

Person using smartphone

New Mental Health Hotline 988 Launches July 16

Lifeguard Elizabeth Conley keeps an eye on the swimmers at the Douglass Park

Lifeguard Shortages Nationwide Are Causing City Pools To Reduce Hours

A courtroom

Why There's A Backlog In Criminal Courts

A couple looks toward the scene of the mass shooting in Highland Park, IL.

Psychologist Explains Why Anger With Gunmen Families Isn't Always Fair

Boxes of fireworks for sale

Drones Will Be The New Fireworks In This Colorado Town

A plastic bottle

Why Can't We Quit Plastics?

Delta plane

Verizon And AT&T Reach Deal With The FAA On 5G

A potential car buyer looks at a car.

Experts Share How To Buy A Car After Federal Interest Rate Hike

Would-be Pres. Ronald Reagan assassin John Hinckley Jr.

Would-be Reagan Assassin John Hinckley Jr. Released From Oversight