Sandell joined ABC News in 2000 and has been based in Denver since July 2009, previously working as a producer in the network's Washington, D.C. bureau. In 2010, he won a national Emmy award as part of the ABC News team covering the inauguration of President Barack Obama.
From his home base in Denver, Sandell files for all ABC News broadcasts, including "Good Morning America", "World News Tonight with David Muir", "This Week" and "Nightline". He is also a frequent contributor to ABC News Radio and ABC News dotcom.
Prior to ABC, Sandell worked as a radio reporter covering the Riverside-San Bernardino region for Los Angeles news radio station KFWB. He was also a producer at Finley Holiday Films in Whittier California, writing and editing award-winning space and science documentaries.
Sandell grew up in Riverside California, graduating from John W. North High School and the University of California, Riverside with a degree in political science. His first professional broadcasting job was working as a disc jockey at KRTM radio in Temecula, California later joining KCKC radio (now KTDD) in San Bernardino as a reporter and anchor.
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