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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'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' visual effects secrets revealed
CLAYTON SANDELL
Feb 20, 2017 06:07 PM Story from Entertainment CLAYTON SANDELL, ABC News
How Classic 'Star Wars' Spaceships Were Recreated for 'Rogue One,' 'Force Awakens'
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Feb 08, 2017 01:22 PM Story from Entertainment CLAYTON SANDELL, ABC News
'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story': Inside the Creation of the Droid K-2SO
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Jan 11, 2017 10:29 AM Story from Entertainment CLAYTON SANDELL, ABC News
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Jan 27, 2017 04:36 AM Story from Entertainment CLAYTON SANDELL, ABC News
Carrie Fisher's Reaction to Her Latest 'Star Wars' Cameo
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Jan 05, 2017 10:58 AM Story from Entertainment MICHAEL ROTHMAN and CLAYTON SANDELL, ABC News
Cast and Crew of 'Rogue One' Open Up About 1st 'Star Wars Story'
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Jul 19, 2016 05:17 PM Story from Entertainment CLAYTON SANDELL, ABC News
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Apr 18, 2015 02:30 PM Story from Entertainment CLAYTON SANDELL, ABC News
Mystery Client Sought in Arizona Real Estate Agent's Disappearance
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Jun 25, 2015 07:17 AM Story from US CLAYTON SANDELL, ABC News
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Jul 22, 2015 08:26 AM Story from US CLAYTON SANDELL, ABC News
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Nov 17, 2015 10:48 AM Story from Lifestyle CLAYTON SANDELL, ABC News
These Fans Love 'Star Wars' So Much They Made Their Own Films
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Aug 03, 2016 12:49 PM Story from Entertainment CLAYTON SANDELL and ASHLEY RIEGLE, ABC News
Denver Says It's Fighting to Take Back Downtown From 'Urban Travelers,' Violence
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Jul 01, 2016 12:19 PM Story from US ENJOLI FRANCIS AND CLAYTON SANDELL, ABC News
Brussels Terror: US Mom Breaks Down on Call With Son Who's Experienced 3 Attacks
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Mar 23, 2016 10:17 AM Story from International SALLY HAWKINS and CLAYTON SANDELL, ABC News
Student Injured in Texas School Shooting
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Sep 08, 2016 04:13 PM Story from US MEGHAN KENEALLY and CLAYTON SANDELL, ABC News
Terence Crutcher Had PCP in System at Time of Fatal Shooting by Tulsa Police, Autopsy Says
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Oct 11, 2016 10:37 PM Story from US CLAYTON SANDELL AND ENJOLI FRANCIS, ABC News
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