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
Family Dollar store sign

Family Dollar fined $41.6 million over rodent-infested warehouse

Palestinians look at the destruction after an Israeli strike on residential buildings and a mosque in Rafah, Gaza Strip.

Israel hints at progress in Gaza truce talks with Hamas amid conflict

A container with frozen embryos at a fertility clinic.

Alabama lawmakers introduce bills to protect IVF treatments

The exterior of the Alabama Supreme Court building.

Alabama court ruling raises new concerns for IVF patients across US

A Ukrainian soldier sits in his position in Avdiivka, Donetsk region, Ukraine.

Ukrainian forces don't have enough artillery to battle Russia

Prison cell

Justice Department report finds federal prison failures lead to deaths

Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny.

Russia says opposition leader Alexei Navalny died in prison

Participants hold a rainbow flag during a Pride Parade

Tennessee bill could allow officials to decline same-sex marriage

Israeli soldiers drive a tank on the border with the Gaza Strip.

Egypt threatens to suspend peace treaty if Israel pushes into Rafah

Palestinians walk through the destruction.

Israel was warned of disaster if it launches ground invasion on Rafah

Kyrstin Johnson and Talladega head coach Aja Sims-Fletcher.

Talladega gymnast finds community at HBCU gymnastics program

Premature baby

US sees a 12% surge in premature births, CDC data says

People attend a demonstration demanding the release of the hostages taken by Hamas militants.

Negotiators close in on a hostage deal that would pause war in Gaza

Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis, the Gaza Strip.

Gaza's largest remaining hospital cannot provide vital medical aid

Empty water bottles are gathered in a plastic bag

Plastics are found everywhere, including in your body

Rioters loyal to President Donald Trump rally at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021.

3 years later, new details emerge about the Capitol insurrection

Boeing 737-9 aircraft in the sky

FAA grounds Boeing 737 Max 9 after plane wall detached midair

A grocery store aisle with various snacks.

Report: Plastics seeping into grocery and restaurant foods

Donald Trump

Inside Donald Trump's ongoing ballot battles

A 20mm Phalanx CIWS weapons defense cannon is mounted on the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Gravely on March 14, 2023.

US forces take down ballistic missiles, kill gunmen in Red Sea attack

Woman in bed sick

US experiencing increase in COVID, flu and RSV

Woman shopping

Retailers saw $743 billion in returns in 2023

Former President Donald Trump.

Trump asks appeals court to toss election case on immunity grounds

A migrant who crossed the Rio Grande from Mexico to the U.S.

Lawmakers negotiate US border deal with Ukraine, Israel aid attached

Storm damage in Tennessee

Neighbors helping neighbors: Hundreds volunteer after Tennessee storms

Walnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Cleanup underway after tornadoes kill at least 6 in Tennessee

Harvard President Claudine Gay, left, University of Pennsylvania President Liz Magill, and Massachusetts Inst. of Tech.

U. Penn's president and board chair resign amid antisemitism backlash

An Amazon worker unloading packages

Porch pirates are on the rise this holiday season

Flyers that explain how to vote with a criminal record

New legislation would allow incarcerated citizens to vote in elections

Palestinians inspect a damaged building following Israeli airstrikes on the town of Khan Younis, Gaza, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023.

Israeli military says it has expanded operations to every part of Gaza