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Clayton Sandell

Sr. Video Journalist/Reporter

Clayton Sandell joins the team after a long stint at ABC News, first as a producer in Washington D.C. and then as a correspondent based in Denver. He’s reported on breaking news and feature stories across the country and around the world, traveling to the Arctic to report on climate change, Haiti and Hong Kong for political upheavals, Australia for missing airliner MH-370, and way too many US states covering mass shootings. In addition to getting up-close to numerous wildfires, floods, volcanoes and hurricanes, he is also a massive Star Wars nerd who loves taking fellow fans behind-the-scenes to places like Skywalker Ranch and Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic.

Recent Work
A memorial to victims of the Club Q shooting in Colorado Springs
David Zalubowski / APU.S.

After Club Q Shooting, Calls For Charity Groups To Disburse More Funds

A Colorado Springs Community Service vehicle is parked near the gay nightclub in Colorado Springs where people were killed..
Geneva Heffernan / APU.S.

Colorado Springs Mass Shooting Suspect May Have Been Known To Police

NASA's new moon rocket lifts off from Kennedy Space Center
John Raoux / APSci/Health

NASA's Mightiest Moon Rocket Lifts Off 50 Years After Apollo

Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert speaks.

Colorado Race Still Neck-And-Neck Between Rep. Boebert, Frisch

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin speaks to supporters as he attends a campaign rally on Monday
Eduardo Munoz Alvarez / APPolitics

Democrats And Republicans Still Battling Over Control Of Congress

Julie Abbott, right, Republican candidate for New York State Senate, fills out her ballot with her son, Carson Kenan
Kevin Rivoli / APPolitics

Republicans Need 5 Seats To Control House of Representatives

A NASA rover travels.

NASA's Moon Surface Simulation Could Help In Possible Return There

Firefighters battle the Mosquito Fire in California
Noah Berger / APPolitics

Election '22: What Matters: Climate Change Is A Key Issue

NASA Planetary Science Division director Lori Glaze
Alex Brandon / APSci/Health

NASA Details Historic DART Mission That Crashed Into Asteroid

Nicole Mann

First NASA Mission Led By Native American Woman Underway

Roofs of buildings are surrounded by floodwater
Gerald Herbert / APSci/Health

Climate Change Emerges As Key Issue For Some Voters Ahead Of Midterms

A police car
Matt Rourke / APSci/Health

Counselors And Cops Working Together Can Save Lives

The NASA moon rocket for the Artemis.
John Raoux / APSci/Health

NASA Working Through New Leak In Artemis Test Ahead Of Possible Launch

Children walk into a school

Teen Suicide Crisis: Colorado Parents Work To Reduce State's High Rate

People line up in front of the Anaheim Convention Center during the 2019 D23 Expo.
Richard Shotwell / APEntertainment

D23 Expo 2022: Disney Shares Its Future By Looking Back At Its Past

Aaron Stark is shown.

The Almost-Mass Shooter: Man Reflects On Stepping Away From The Edge

"The Little Mermaid."

Disney Releases Trailer For New 'The Little Mermaid' Movie

NASA's new moon rocket sits on Launch Pad 39-B.
Brynn Anderson / APSci/Health

NASA's 2nd Attempt To Launch Artemis Scrubbed Over Fuel Leak

NASA's new moon rocket is illuminated by xenon lights as she sits on Launch Pad 39-B hours ahead of a planned launch.
Chris O'Meara / APSci/Health

Fuel Leak Ruins NASA's 2nd Shot At Launching Moon Rocket

The NASA moon rocket stands at the Kennedy Space Center
Brynn Anderson / APSci/Health

Crew Safety At Center Of NASA's Artemis Test Flight

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson arrives at a news conference.
John Raoux / APSci/Health

NASA Scrubs Monday Artemis Launch, But It Could Still Happen This Week

NASA administrator Bill Nelson talks about the Artemis 1 launch.
John Raoux / APSci/Health

Artemis 1 Will Soon Be NASA'S Biggest Takeoff Yet

Ben Burtt explores Skywalker Ranch.

Sound Designer Ben Burtt Shares How Skywalker Ranch Shaped 'Star Wars'

Teachers and students sit in a classroom in Afghanistan.

Afghan Teachers Are Finding Ways Around Taliban's School Ban For Girls

Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully poses in the pressbox of Dodger Stadium

Iconic Los Angeles Dodgers Broadcaster Vin Scully Has Died At Age 94

Nichelle Nichols is shown.

Remembering Nichelle Nichols: A Force In Space And In Social Issues

A researcher holds a lab rat
Andre Penner / APSci/Health

Why We Experiment On Animals

Skywalker Ranch
Clayton SandallEntertainment

Newsy Exclusive: A Visit To Skywalker Ranch

An anti-nuclear protest
Markus Schreiber / APWorld

A New Era In Nuclear Proliferation

Person using smartphone
Jenny Kane / APSci/Health

New Mental Health Hotline 988 Launches July 16