Stephanie Sandoval

Stephanie Sandoval

Stephanie Sandoval

National Correspondent

Stephanie Sandoval is a national correspondent for Scripps News based out of Nashville, Tennessee, where she writes, shoots and edits breaking news stories and stories about people. She travels across the country covering anything from mass shootings to natural disasters, like hurricanes and tornadoes. Born and raised on the Missouri Method, Stephanie graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in 2018 where she worked in print, TV and radio. She believes everyone has a story. Her story of becoming a journalist started in her ninth grade yearbook class when she learned a camera and a notepad gave her the power to walk up to anyone she wanted. Growing up she was very quiet and shy, and did anything she could to break out of it. In the past, she’s said she became a journalist to give voice to the voiceless, but in reality, the job gave her a voice. Send story ideas, jokes and inspiration quotes at

Recent Work
Body camera video shows officers interact with Jeremy Lee inside a warehouse.

FBI probes Baton Rouge police for torture allegations in 'Brave Cave'

Demonstrators hold signs during a rally outside the Paramount Pictures Studio in Los Angeles.

A resolution in sight? Hollywood strike negotiations enters fourth day

TSU campus

Report found that HBCUs are underfunded by billions of dollars

Rescuers and relatives search for bodies of the flood victims at the Corniche of the city of Derna, Libya.

Libya's search for missing intensifies as death toll continues to rise

An abortion rights demonstrator holds a sign during a rally

Women denied abortion care sue states over abortion bans

Law enforcement officials continue their investigation at a Dollar General Store.

What we know about the Florida Dollar General store shooting

A cyclist in San Antonio, where temperatures continue to hit the triple digit mark.

Dangerous heat scorches tens of millions across the US

People in the House gallery hold signs in support of gun law reform during a special session

Tennessee lawmakers silent on gun control despite school shooting

The Facebook app is shown on a smart phone.

Studies: Social media giants fuel antisemitism, extremism, hate speech

Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Deanne Criswell.

FEMA expects funds to exhaust before peak hurricane season

Owner Stephanie Styll

Younger generation turns to booze-free drinks amid 'mocktail movement'

Yellow Corp. trucking sign

Yellow Corp. trucking company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Evangeline Cordell dribbling a soccer ball.

16-year-old goalkeeper dreams big, aims to play for USWNT one day

People at the beach

7 rip current deaths reported just this month at Panama City Beach

Polar Prince is docked behind them as Transportation Safety Board Chair Kathy Fox.

US Coast Guard, Canada, France, and the UK to probe Titan implosion

Twitter page.

GLAAD: Major social media platforms fail to fully protect LGBTQ+ users

A Houston Astros fan uses a hand fan to keep cool.

Excessive heat and severe storms impacting millions across the US

Tennessee State Rep. Justin Jones is escorted back to the House chamber.

Tennessee lawmakers win Democratic primaries after being expelled

Mourners attend a vigil at The Rock on the grounds of Michigan State University.

2 MSU students wounded in mass shooting intend to sue university

Chelsea Joffray, owner of the Hideout Salon and Lounge.

This hair salon provides a safe space for LGBTQ+ community members

Trans rights activists march past the Tennessee state capitol.

Explaining the temporary halt on Tennessee's 'drag ban'

Pride flags at the GayDays Expo.

LGBTQ+ people attend 'Gay Days' in Florida despite travel warnings

Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy treatment.

FDA says over a dozen cancer treatment drugs are under shortage

President Joe Biden

Biden, McCarthy to meet Monday for debt ceiling talks

Carly Goddardd's TikTok page

TikTok creator suing Montana says the app is her 'livelihood'

Tops Supermarket victim's memorial.

Buffalo, NY residents demand change 1 year after racist mass shooting

A group prays at the site of a memorial for the victims of the Buffalo supermarket shooting

Son remembers mom a year after Buffalo shooting

People demonstrate at a March for our Lives rally at the Texas State Capitol.

Texas has eased gun laws in recent years despite mass shootings

Nurses care for newborns.

Nursing shortage grows as more nurses leave health care

Lani Nichols.

Atlanta woman 'grateful to be alive' after near-death experience