Clayton Sandell

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Clayton Sandell is an ABC News Digital Correspondent based in Denver. In this role he files stories for "Good Morning America", "World News with Diane Sawyer",... Read More »

Clayton Sandell is an ABC News Digital Correspondent based in Denver. In this role he files stories for "Good Morning America", "World News with Diane Sawyer", "Nightline", ABC News Radio and ABCNews.com.

Sandell covers a wide range of breaking news across the West, in addition to stories on climate change, space exploration and the science behind extreme weather. He's reported on wildfires and avalanches, the Texas trial of polygamist religious leader Warren Jeffs, the FBI's hunt for serial bank robbers, Najibullah Zazi's plot to bomb New York subways and the infamous "Balloon Boy" hoax.

Prior to his post in Denver, Sandell was a producer for "World News with Charles Gibson," and "World News Tonight with Peter Jennings" based in Washington D.C.

In 2010, Sandell received an Emmy award as part of the ABC News team that covered the inauguration of President Barack Obama. He traveled to Copenhagen, Denmark in 2009 to cover the U.N. Climate Change Conference. Along with correspondent Bill Blakemore, Sandell went to Greenland in 2007 and has made two trips onboard the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Healy to follow scientists researching the effects of climate change in the Arctic region. In October 2007, he went to China with correspondent David Kerley to produce a special series on toy recalls and food safety.

In April 2007, Sandell helped cover the shooting massacre at Virginia Tech University. From the U.S. and the Caribbean he has reported on the approach and aftermath of numerous hurricanes, including Hurricane Ike that struck Texas in 2008 and category-four Hurricane Wilma that hit Cancun Mexico in 2005.

He was in Haiti in February 2004 during the violent uprisings that led to the ouster of President Jean Bertrand Aristide, and also covered the trials of the two men eventually convicted in the 2002 DC-area sniper murders.

Prior to joining "World News," Sandell was an associate producer for the "Sam Donaldson: Live in America" radio program and the "SamDonaldson@ABCNews.com" daily webcast. He joined ABC's Washington bureau in September 2000, working on the assignment desk.

Before coming to ABC News, Sandell worked as a reporter at Los Angeles news radio station KFWB-AM. During that time he also produced and edited award-winning science and nature documentaries for the Finley-Holiday Film Corporation in Whittier, California. He began his professional broadcasting career in Southern California, first as a DJ at KRTM-FM radio in Temecula and then as a reporter and anchor at KCKC-AM news-talk radio in San Bernardino.

Sandell graduated from the University of California Riverside with a degree in political science.

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Lightning Strikes Twice in Colorado National Park
Clayton Sandell
Jul 12, 2014 08:15 PM Blog Entry from News Clayton Sandell, ABC News
Woman Stranded in Car Crash Says 'MacGyver Moment' Saved Her Life
Clayton Sandell
May 20, 2014 10:02 AM Blog Entry from News Clayton Sandell, ABC News
Did Police Miss a Chance to Stop Santa Barbara Rampage?
CLAYTON SANDELL
May 26, 2014 04:15 AM Story from US CLAYTON SANDELL, ABC News
U.S. Navy Captain 'Shocked' To Hear Pinger Signals
ABC's Clayton Sandell & Bartley Price report: U.S. Navy Captain Mark Matthews is an engineer by training, not prone to outbursts of emotion.
Apr 09, 2014 05:22 AM Blog Entry from News Clayton Sandell, ABC News
It's Legal to Sell Pot in Colorado, But Not If You're in 4th Grade
Clayton Sandell
Apr 23, 2014 04:08 PM Blog Entry from News Clayton Sandell, ABC News
US Navy: Without New Leads, Malaysia Airlines Jet 'Pinger' Search to End in a 'Few More Days'
CLAYTON SANDELL and BARTLEY PRICE
Apr 12, 2014 09:25 AM Story from International CLAYTON SANDELL and BARTLEY PRICE, ABC News
US Teen Allegedly Falls in Love Online, Tries to Join ISIS Fighters in Syria
CLAYTON SANDELL and MICHAEL S. JAMES
Jul 02, 2014 10:29 PM Story from US CLAYTON SANDELL and MICHAEL S. JAMES, ABC News
Did Weird 2013 Weather Track With Global Warming?
Clayton Sandell
Jan 15, 2014 06:40 PM Blog Entry from News Clayton Sandell, ABC News
Planet Still Getting Hotter, Say Scientists
Clayton Sandell
Jan 21, 2014 05:58 PM Blog Entry from News Clayton Sandell, ABC News
Solar Storm Arrives
ABC's Gina Sunseri and Clayton Sandell report: The solar storm that's been hurtling a billion tons of material toward our planet at two million miles per hour is now slamming into Earth's
Jan 09, 2014 06:21 PM Blog Entry from News Clayton Sandell, ABC News
Queues, Caution as Cannabis Sales Continue in Colorado
Clayton Sandell
Jan 02, 2014 07:39 PM Blog Entry from News Clayton Sandell, ABC News
One Dead in Avalanche Near Vail, Colo.
Clayton Sandell
Jan 07, 2014 05:10 PM Blog Entry from News Clayton Sandell, ABC News
In MH370 Search Objects Appear, Then Vanish in Roiling Waves
correspondent Clayton Sandell joins the Royal New Zealand Air Force in their search for the missing Malaysia
Mar 26, 2014 01:46 PM Blog Entry from News Clayton Sandell, ABC News
Legal Cash-Only Pot Sellers Supermarkets for Crooks
Clayton Sandell
Feb 18, 2014 07:34 PM Blog Entry from News Clayton Sandell, ABC News
Crowdsourcing the Search for Malaysia Flight 370
Clayton Sandell
Mar 10, 2014 06:43 PM Blog Entry from News Clayton Sandell, ABC News
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