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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 file image of North Korea's missile launch during a news program
Ahn Young-joon / APWorld

North Korea Fires Possible Missile Into Sea Amid Stalled Talks

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden talk with people as they tour a neighborhood in Louisville, Colorado.

Pres. Biden Surveys Colorado Wildfire Damage, Comforts Victims

A passenger walks past a Southwest Airlines plane at an airport
Sue Ogrocki / APTech

AT&T, Verizon Delay New 5G Service After Buttigieg Request

Firefighter battles Colorado wildfire
Helen RichardsonSci/Health

Photographer Captures Devastation, Heartbreak From Colorado Wildfire

The crew of NS-19 at apogee: Evan Dick, Michael Strahan, Laura Shepard Churchley, Dylan Taylor, Lane Bess, and Cameron Bess
Blue OriginSci/Health

2021: The Year Of The Space Tourist

Christopher Parker takes a selfie with a Boba Fett character at the Motor City Comic Con, Friday, May 13, 2016 in Novi, Mich.
Carlos Osorio / APEntertainment

Boba Fett Makes His Return To Star Wars

The rocket carrying the James Webb Space Telescope
Bill Ingalls / NASASci/Health

NASA's James Webb Telescope Is Ready For Launch

A person signing an employment agreement

Employees In Debt To Former Employers After Breaking Contracts

A man walks through destruction left by a tornado.

Is There A Connection Between Tornadoes And Climate Change?

The 2021 astronaut candidate class
Robert Markowitz / APSci/Health

NASA Selects 10 New Astronauts Ahead Of Moon, Mars Missions

A line of passengers at an aiport
Shafkat Anowar / APU.S.

Thanksgiving Travel Bouncing Back This Year

Experts hope kids getting vaccines will keep winter surge at bay.
Clayton Sandell / NewsySci/Health

Experts Say A Winter COVID Surge Is In The Cards

vials of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a pharmacy in Denver
David Zalubowski / APSci/Health

What's Behind The COVID Surge In States With High Vaccination Rates?

Socially distanced students in class with protective partitions
Haven Daley / APU.S.

School Board Meetings Have Become A New Battleground

Space X capsule

How Commercial Companies Are Advancing Space Exploration

Merino, Colorado, water tower and homes

The Lack Of Mental Health Services In Rural Areas

Carol McKinleySci/Health

Bald Eagles Flying High

A man wears bracelets with the name of his mental health foundation on them
Rich Pedroncelli / APU.S.

U.S. Teen Suicide Rate Spikes

A "Black Lives Matter" poster with a picture of Elijah McClain

Charges Filed In Elijah McClain's Death

Water levels at Lake Mead continue to drop as drought and expanding populations deplete this crucial reservoir.
Matt Anzur / NewsySci/Health

Lake Mead Reckons With A Growing Water Deficit

Twin brothers hospitalized with RSV
Kevin Prindle and Marissa DieterSci/Health

RSV Summer Surge Is A Medical Mystery

A man watches as wildfires approach Kochyli beach near Limni village on the island of Evia
Thodoris Nikolaou / APSci/Health

U.N. Report Says World Is Heating At A Dangerously Fast Pace