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
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

LA Police Chief Moore announced suspect in deadly homeless shootings arrested.

Police: Suspect arrested in deadly Los Angeles homeless shootings

People walk through Reagan Washington National Airport.

TSA expects record crowds at US airports post-Thanksgiving

Margalit Mozes, a released Israeli hostage, walks with an Israeli soldier on Nov. 24.

13 Israeli hostages, 4 foreigners released from captivity in Gaza

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officers stand guard outside Bank of America Stadium before an NFL football game.

Why are NFL games seeing a rise in violence?

college campus.

Antisemitism, Islamophobia investigations shadow multiple US campuses

Palestinians look for survivors following an Israeli airstrike in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip.

Talks of a deal to free Israeli hostages fall flat, according to Hamas

The inside of a classroom

Tennessee legislative panel to decide on rejection of federal funding

President Joe Biden meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

White House under growing pressure as Democrats demand Gaza ceasefire

Palestinians wait to buy bread during the ongoing bombardment of the Gaza Strip in Rafah.

UN calls for 'immediate humanitarian ceasefire' in Gaza

U.S. Treasury Department building in D.C.

US Treasury warns crypto firms not to fund Hamas during the Israel war

Nashville Public School bus

Tennessee GOP looking to reject millions of dollars in aid

Samantha Woll, president of the board at the Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue.

No evidence of hate crime in Detroit synagogue president's slaying

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, House Judiciary chairman.

House speaker race resets for Republicans after ousting Jim Jordan

Kia optima's steering wheel

Cities nationwide are suing Kia and Hyundai for increased car thefts

Smoke rises from an Israeli army position which was attacked by Hezbollah fighters near Alma al-Shaab a Lebanese border.

Israel's military releases footage of a strike on the Lebanon border

Rallies in support of either Israel or Palestinians.

Israel-Hamas war sparks demonstrations across the US

A ball of fire and smoke rise from an explosion on a Palestinian apartment.

What is Hamas? The Palestinian group behind the Israel attack

Baton Rouge Police headquarters.

Baton Rouge officers face charges for alleged excessive force cover-up

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