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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3 teens arrested in mysterious Colorado arson that killed 5 members of Senegalese family
By Clayton Sandell
January 27, 2021 Story from US Clayton Sandell , ABC News
Rare, behind-the-scenes look at 'The Empire Strikes Back'
By Clayton Sandell
December 15, 2020 Story from GMA Clayton Sandell , ABC News
Colorado Theater Shooting Jury Has Plumber, Lawyer, Firearms Expert, Columbine Survivor
By CAROL MCKINLEY and CLAYTON SANDELL
July 16, 2015 Story from US CAROL MCKINLEY and CLAYTON SANDELL , ABC News
Oklahoma Reserve Deputy, 73, Charged With Second-Degree Manslaughter in Stun-Gun Mix-Up: Tulsa DA
By EMILY SHAPIRO and CLAYTON SANDELL
April 13, 2015 Story from US EMILY SHAPIRO and CLAYTON SANDELL , ABC News
Mystery Client Sought in Arizona Real Estate Agent's Disappearance
By CLAYTON SANDELL
June 25, 2015 Story from US CLAYTON SANDELL , ABC News
This Texas company lets you spend spring break driving real tanks, firing rounds and blowing stuff up
CLAYTON SANDELL
March 22, 2017 Story from US CLAYTON SANDELL , ABC News
Manhunt intensifies for gunman in ambush killing of Texas deputy constable
By CLAYTON SANDELL and EMILY SHAPIRO
April 4, 2017 Story from US CLAYTON SANDELL and EMILY SHAPIRO , ABC News
Exclusive: Carrie Fisher Wanted Harrison Ford to Sing at Her Oscars Tribute
By CLAYTON SANDELL
January 27, 2017 Story from Entertainment CLAYTON SANDELL , ABC News
More than 1.4 million students miss class as teachers in two states leave school in fight for education funds
By Clayton Sandell and Bill Hutchinson
April 26, 2018 Story from US Clayton Sandell, Bill Hutchinson , ABC News
Kelsey Berreth's fiance wants wrongful death lawsuit against him dismissed
By Clayton Sandell and Carol McKinley
January 28, 2019 Story from US Clayton Sandell, Carol McKinley , ABC News
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