Clayton Sandell

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
The Biofire Smart Gun pistol.
Scripps NewsTech

World's 1st biometric 'smart gun' aims to lower shootings and suicides

Actors join striking members of the Writers Guild of America on the picket line.

Studios scramble to replace fan-favorite shows during writers' strike

A screen at the sports book casino
Wayne Parry / APSports

College betting scandals shine light on campus wagering

Striking writers take part in a rally
Chris Pizzello / APEntertainment

Chasing the dream: One writer puts down her pen and picks up a sign

Billie Lourd poses with C3PO and R2D2 on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Chris Pizzello / APEntertainment

Carrie Fisher receives star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

Striking film and television writers picket outside Paramount Studios.
Kevork Djansezian / APEntertainment

Hollywood braces for potential writers strike as deadline looms

Jerry Springer
Richard Drew/APObituaries

Jerry Springer dead at age 79

Montana Democratic Rep. Zooey Zephyr is shown.

Transgender Montana lawmaker refuses to back down after silencing

People attend a rally to support Ralph Yarl
Charlie Riedel / APU.S.

Experts: Rash shootings are a reflection of fear and distrust

Colorado Governor Jared Polis, center, signs three bills that enshrine protections for abortion and gender-affirming care
David Zalubowski / APPolitics

Sanctuary states pushing back in abortion fight

a dog at the animal shelter
Scripps NewsScience and Health

Proposed law addressing animal euthanasia crisis passes first test

A dog in a shelter
Scripps NewsScripps News Investigates

No Rescue: Why animal shelter euthanasia is rising

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

Who is Trump prosecutor Alvin Bragg?

A dog eats its food.
Scripps NewsScience and Health

Meat substitutes aren't just for humans. It's coming to pet food next

Dick Fosbury, of the United States, clears the bar in the high jump competition at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics

Revolutionary Olympian Dick Fosbury has died at age 76

A woman shops for groceries
Allison Dinner/APLife

Pandemic-era SNAP benefits end as millions face rising costs

Southwest Airlines Chief Operating Officer Andrew Watterson testifies during a Senate Commerce Committee hearing.

Senate grills Southwest Airlines COO on ignoring 'meltdown' warnings

A robot patients lies in a hospital bed.
Scripps NewsTech

Meet Hal, a robot helping future nurses treat patients in real time

Actor Alec Baldwin.
Seth Wenig / APEntertainment

Alec Baldwin to be charged with manslaughter in 'Rust' shooting

A bighorn sheep roams a contentious plot of land in Vail, Colo.
Eddie Pells / APU.S.

Well-known ski town is in a fight over sheep and affordable housing

Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley-Jackson acknowledge applause from the audience at the MTV Awards
Bebeto Matthews / APEntertainment

Looking back at the life of Lisa Marie Presley

A comet flying in space
Dan BartlettScience and Health

NASA says a bright green comet will appear in the night sky Thursday

A Southwest Airlines passenger jet takes off.

Computer breakdown sows chaos across US air travel system

Smart Ram Truck at CES 2023.
Scripps NewsTech

New Smart Automotive Technology Took Center Stage At CES 2023

Singer Paula Abdul poses with Idol Eyes audio glasses during the Pepcom Digital Experience before the start of the CES
John Locher / APTech

Singer Paula Abdul Introduces Smart Audio Sunglasses At CES

An exhibit at Meow Wolf is shown.

This Las Vegas 'Grocery Store' Adds Mystery To The Mundane

NASA's Artemis I moon rocket lifts off.
APScience and Health

2022 Year In Review: Space

A person wrapped in a blanket walks on a sidewalk.

Winter Weather Is Exploding Across The U.S.

An Arizona Cardinals fan dresses as the Grinch prior to an NFL football game
Ross D. Franklin / APEntertainment

Santa-Themed Horror Movies Opening In Theaters

U.S. Navy divers secure NASA's Orion capsule during recovery operations.
Mario Tama/Pool Photo via APScience and Health

NASA's Orion Capsule Blazes Home From Test Flight To Moon