Sara Sidner Biography
Sara Sidner is an American with multiple award-winning journalist working for CNN based in Los Angeles serving as a correspondent. She has been working with the network since 2007.
Sara Sidner Age
Sidner is 50 years old as of 2022. She was born on 31 May 1972 in Miami Lakes, Florida, United States.
Sara Sidner Height
Sidner stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches tall.
Sara Sidner Family
Sidner has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. It is also not known if she has any siblings.
Sara Sidner Husband
Sidner is very private about her personal life therefore it is not known if she is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of her being in any past relationship with anyone.
Sara Sidner Net Worth
Sidner has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$3 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a correspondent.
Sara Sidner Salary
She earns an annual salary ranging from $ 100,000 – $ 150,000.
Sidner received her high school diploma from Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School. Later on, she enrolled at the University of Florida, where she graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in telecommunication.
Sara Sidner Career
Sidner is a multiple award-winning senior national and international correspondent, working for CNN based in the Los Angeles bureau. She anchors a daily at 9:00 am ET on CNN’s streaming platform, called Big Picture. Where she gave an in-depth look at the most important and interesting story of the day.
Additionally, in 2014 she moved to Los Angeles, after being posted in Abu Dhabi, New Delhi, India, and in Jerusalem. Moreover, Sara led the network’s coverage in Minneapolis of the protests following the trial of Derek Chauvin and the death of George Floyd.
Furthermore, she has covered the protest in Ferguson, Missouri after an unarmed black teenager was shot and killed by a white police officer. While a grand jury looked at the evidence and ultimately decided not to indict the officer for three weeks. It also led to a national conversation and nationwide protests about race and policing in America, as well as a Presidential task force on policing and a state commission.
In addition to that, while she was serving as an international correspondent, Sidner reported on a wide range of subjects, from cultural issues to terrorism, and business. Moreover, Sara has also anchored from a multitude of countries, including Egypt, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia, and Indonesia.
Sara Sidner In the Middle East
While in the Middle East, she was part of the team that won a Peabody award for CNN’s coverage of the Arab Spring. Her work was recognized all over the world during her time in Libya reporting in the midst of rebel fighters during the fall of Tripoli. Aside from that, she shared the Achievement of the Year Award from SKY WFTV Women in Film & Television in the United Kingdom for her war coverage in Libya.
Moreover, during her time in India Sara led the coverage of South Asia from the New Delhi bureau. The first major international stories she anchored on included when terrorists attacked several places in Mumbai. Other stories include the famed Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel, on November 26, 2008.
Her stories from South Asia also included a documentary on the 25-year civil war in Sri Lanka. She also reported live coverage of violent political eruptions in Thailand and Bangladesh. However, Sidner explored many stories about the social and economic developments in India. That is culminating in a series of stories for CNN International’s award-winning “Freedom Project.”Sara also traveled to cover the aftermath of devastating earthquakes in Haiti and Chile.
She has received two Asian Television Awards; one for her 2011 report on the horrors faced by young Bangladeshis forced into begging. The second award was for the 2012 Freedom Project documentary ‘Operation Hope’. Which chronicled the extraordinary journey, from suffering to recovery, of one of these children.
Sara Sidner in local television news stations
Prior to joining CNN, Sara was serving as an anchor and reporter at local television news stations in Dallas, San Francisco, Missouri, and Florida. Furthermore, she has received multiple awards during this time, including an Edward R. Murrow Award, a regional Emmy Award, and several Telly Awards. In 2013, Sara won two Alliance for Women in Media Gracie Awards.
One for her breaking news coverage of the 2012 Gaza-Israel conflict from Gaza & Israel. The other one is for her coverage of India’s unwanted girls where she explored the issue of female infanticide in India. Additionally, Sidner reported from Malaysia on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370, in 2014. She also reported from Ukraine on the downed Malaysia Airlines flight 17, and from the Israeli border during the 2014 war between Israel and Gaza.
Sara Sidner Breast Cancer
On January 8, 2024, Sara announced that she had been diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer and is currently undergoing treatment. She emotionally told her viewers she is in her second month of chemotherapy and will receive radiation and a double mastectomy.
“I have never been sick a day of my life. I don’t smoke. I rarely drink. Breast cancer does not run in my family. And, yet, here I am, with stage 3 breast cancer. It is hard to say out loud,” she said.
Sara Sidner Social Media Platforms
She is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She has over 45k followers on Instagram, over 7k followers on Facebook, and over 140k followers on her Twitter accounts.