Clayton Sandell

Clayton Sandell

Clayton Sandell
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Clayton Sandell is an ABC News Correspondent based in Denver. His stories appear on "Good Morning America," "World News Tonight with David Muir,” “This Week with George... Read More »
Clayton Sandell is an ABC News Correspondent based in Denver. His stories appear on "Good Morning America," "World News Tonight with David Muir,” “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” "Nightline," ABC News Radio and ABCNews.com. Sandell covers a wide range of breaking news and feature stories in addition to being known as ABC’s resident Star Wars fan. For Nightline, Sandell took viewers inside Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light and Magic for a look at the visual effects created for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” In 2014 he spent several weeks overseas covering the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 from Malaysia and Australia. From his home base in Colorado, he’s reported extensively on the growth of the legal marijuana industry, the Aurora movie theater massacre, as well as numerous wildfires, floods, and tornadoes. Prior to his post in Denver, Sandell was based in Washington, D.C., as a producer for "World News with Charles Gibson" and "World News Tonight with Peter Jennings.” In early 2019, Sandell did a complete coverage on the new Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Park before it opened to the public. With a team of other reporters led by David Muir, he helped cover the first total solar eclipse visible in America in 38 years in the two-hour ABC special “The Great American Eclipse.” 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-4 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. « Read Less
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Colorado towns forced to evacuate after new wildfire's explosive growth
By Clayton Sandell, Matt German and Haley Yamada
October 23, 2020 Story from US Clayton Sandell, Matt German, Haley Yamada , ABC News
Despite Trump's claims, officials in vote-by-mail states insist process can be secure
By Clayton Sandell, Jon Schlosberg and Quinn Scanlan
October 9, 2020 Story from Politics Clayton Sandell, Jon Schlosberg, Quinn Scanlan , ABC News
Denver police say protest shooting suspect is not linked to political movement
By Meredith Deliso and Clayton Sandell
October 12, 2020 Story from US Meredith Deliso, Clayton Sandell , ABC News
High-tech plane joins search for mysterious drones in Colorado
By Clayton Sandell and Jeffrey Cook
January 9, 2020 Story from US Clayton Sandell, Jeffrey Cook , ABC News
Colorado health official investigating use of ketamine in wake of Elijah McClain's death
By Ella Torres and Clayton Sandell
July 29, 2020 Story from US Ella Torres, Clayton Sandell , ABC News
Dying Star Wars fan gets special advanced screening of 'The Rise of Skywalker'
By Clayton Sandell
November 29, 2019 Story from GMA Clayton Sandell , ABC News
New Disney+ 'The Mandalorian' docuseries spills secrets on making of Baby Yoda
By Clayton Sandell
April 23, 2020 Story from GMA Clayton Sandell , ABC News
Unprecedented countywide coronavirus antibody testing in Colorado back on after mix-up
By Clayton Sandell and Jeffrey Cook
April 10, 2020 Story from Health Clayton Sandell, Jeffrey Cook , ABC News
Digital 'Green Book' aims to be 'Yelp for inclusivity'
By Clayton Sandell
July 21, 2020 Story from Business Clayton Sandell , ABC News
Colorado officers under investigation after troubling photos surface of them near Elijah McClain memorial
By Clayton Sandell and Bill Hutchinson
July 1, 2020 Story from US Clayton Sandell, Bill Hutchinson , ABC News
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