Clayton Sandell - Newsy

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
Delta plane
APU.S.

Verizon And AT&T Reach Deal With The FAA On 5G

A potential car buyer looks at a car.
APBusiness

Experts Share How To Buy A Car After Federal Interest Rate Hike

Would-be Pres. Ronald Reagan assassin John Hinckley Jr.
Evan Vucci / APU.S.

Would-be Reagan Assassin John Hinckley Jr. Released From Oversight

A firefighter watches as the Sheep Fire burns in Wrightwood, California
Ringo H.W. Chiu / APSci/Health

Extreme Heat, Dry Conditions Supercharging Fires In Western U.S.

Park-goers at Disney World in Florida
Ted Shaffrey / APEntertainment

How Disney Got Its International Clout

Unidentified Trang Bang villagers flee down Route 1 after a misdirected napalm attack by South Vietnamese pilots
Nick Ut / APU.S.

How Powerful, Graphic Photos Can Impact America's Psyche

Actress Moses Ingram in a scene from the series "Obi-Wan Kenobi"
Disney+ / APU.S.

Star Wars Defends Actress Moses Ingram From Racist Attacks

Attendees at Star Wars Celebration
NewsyEntertainment

Star Wars Celebration Continues In Anaheim, California

Two Star Wars figures are shown.
NewsyEntertainment

The Return Of The Convention: Star Wars Celebration Is Here

Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence Scott Bray points to a video display of a UAP.
Alex Brandon / APPolitics

Congress Has Hearing On UFOs, But No Confirmation Of Extraterrestrials

Apple iPod Touch
 Tech

Apple Discontinues Last iPod Model 20 Years Later

Rusting debris that used to be underwater sits above the water level on Lake Mead
John Locher / APU.S.

Human Remains Surfacing As Lake Mead Water Levels Drop

Plumes of smoke from wildfires are seen on a New Mexico highway.
Jasper Bives / APSci/Health

New Mexico Wildfire Prompts Call For U.S. Disaster Declaration

Cage-free chickens walk in a fenced pasture at an organic farm
Charlie Neibergall / APSci/Health

Bird Flu Spreading Across The Country, Detected In At Least 29 States

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft aboard
Joel Kowsky / NASA / APSci/Health

First All-Civilian Crew Launches Into Space

U.S. astronaut Mark Vande Hei
Kayla Barron / NASA / APSci/Health

War In Ukraine Brings Tension To Russian, U.S. Space Programs

Authorities search scene of a mass shooting in Sacramento.
Rich Pedroncelli / APPolitics

Weekend Of Gun Violence Spurs Another Push For Gun Control

A man walks past a street TV showing a news program on North Korea's missile launch.
Eugene Hoshiko / APWorld

North Korea Tests Long-Range Missile, Escalating Nuclear Tensions

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
Sait Serkan Gurbuz/APU.S.

Madeleine Albright, 1st Female U.S. Secretary Of State, Dies

Rescue workers search for black boxes at the scene of a plane crash.
Xinhua News Agency / APWorld

No Survivors Found In Search For Black Boxes At China Plane Crash Site

A piece of wreckage from China Eastern flight MU5735.
Xinhua / APWorld

Chinese Airliner Crashes With 132 People Aboard

A vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
Ted S. Warren / APSci/Health

Moderna And Pfizer Request FDA Approval For 4th COVID Shot

A Southwest Airlines plane
Wilfredo Lee / APSci/Health

Airline Pilots Sue Over The Federal Mask Mandate

A person makes a painting of Brent Renaud.
Rajanish Kakade / APWorld

Friends Pay Tribute To U.S. Journalist Shot Dead In Ukraine

A photo shows the International Space Station orbiting.
NASA / APSci/Health

As War Divides Countries On The Ground, What's Happening In Space?

A view of the stern of the wreck of Endurance
Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust / National Georgraphic / APWorld

Endurance: Explorer Shackleton's Ship Found After A Century

Farmers harvest with their combines in a wheat field near the village Tbilisskaya, Russia
Vitaly Timkiv / APWorld

Global Wheat Supply At Risk As Russia's War On Ukraine Continues

Gutted cars following a night air raid in the village of Bushiv, Ukraine
Efrem Lukatsky / APWorld

International Criminal Court To Probe Possible War Crimes In Ukraine

Chelsea soccer club owner Roman Abramovich
Martin Meissner / APWorld

Are Russian Oligarchs Turning On Putin?

Impact craters cover the surface of the moon.
Michael Sohn / APSci/Health

Space Junk To Crash Into Moon At 5,800 Miles Per Hour