Clayton Sandell

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Clayton Sandell is an American journalist and ABC News correspondent based in Denver, Colorado.[1]

Sandell joined ABC News in 2000 and has been based in Denver since July 2009,[2] previously working as a producer in the network's Washington, D.C. bureau.[3] In 2010, he won a national Emmy award as part of the ABC News team covering the inauguration of President Barack Obama.[4]

In 2014, Sandell spent several weeks overseas covering the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 from Malaysia and Australia.[5]

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".[6] He is also a frequent contributor to ABC News Radio and ABC News dotcom.[7]

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.[8]

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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  2. ^ "ABC Deploys Four New Digital Reporters". Fishbowl DC. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Clayton Sandell Official Biography". ABC Inc. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ "31st Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards". National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Royal New Zealand Air Force Searches for Missing Flight MH370". ABC News. Retrieved September 1, 2014. 
  6. ^ "IMBb Clayton Sandell". IMDb. Retrieved April 8, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Clayton Sandell Author Page, ABC". ABC News. Retrieved April 8, 2013. 
  8. ^ "CINE Golden Eagle Awards, 1999" (PDF). Council on International Nontheatrical Events. Retrieved April 8, 2013.