Sara Sidner is a popular news Correspondent for CNN and the Jerusalem-based CNN International. she has garnered so much reputation for herself through hard work and her golden voice that always keep viewers glued to the TV screen. As a reward for her coverage of some dire issues of international interest like the Mumbai terrorist attack and the Libyan civil war, the on-air correspondent has received numerous awards such as the Asian TV Awards, Telly and Emmy Award. Catch up with all the facts about the heroic-journalist you are yet to know
Sara Sidner – Biography & Age
Born on March 31, 1972, Sara Sidner is a native of Miami Lakes, Florida, she was raised by her American mother and her father who is African American. Sara attended Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School, after which she enrolled at the University of Florida where she majored in telecommunication. While at the University, Sara, a sports lover, enjoyed her time with the University’s women volleyball team. In her final year, she even helped her team to reach the final four.
Career-wise Sara Sidner worked as a reporter for WUFT-TV based in Gainesville, Florida. Having garnered first-hand experience and exposure in the broadcasting house, she moved to Cape Girardeau, Missouri to work with KFVS-TV. She also worked with Fort Myers’ WINK-TV before moving to Dallas, Texas to work in KDFW-TV as a consumer reporter/anchor. Her stay here lasted for 3 years. Working for the Dallas-based local television made a huge impact in her life as it brought out the best in her as a reporter. All through her 3 years of service at KDFW-TV, Sara distinguished herself through hard work and dedication to her job. One of the notable reports she made that brought her to the limelight was the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
In January 2004, she moved to Columbia where she worked as both a weekday reporter and weekend co-anchor for Oakland-based KTVU channel 2. While she was busy gaining some reporting experience, she also received a number of awards for a job well done. Her awards include a Regional Emmy Award, Lone Star Award, and Associated Press Awards.
Sara Sidner made a big shot in her career in 2007 when she joined the CNN as its international correspondent in Jerusalem, New Delhi, and Abu Dhabi. Sara also covered several controversial subjects ranging from social and cultural issues to business and even terrorism. This made her travel around the world. She has been to Afghanistan, Libya, Nepal, Cambodia, Taiwan, Pakistan, Thailand, Egypt, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka. For being part of CNN’s coverage of the Arab Spring in the Middle East, her team won the Peabody award. Also for covering the Libyan war, the UK-based SKY WFTV Women in Film & Television gifted her the Achievement of the Year award.
Between 2011 and 2014, Sara Sidner received multiple awards for her courageous works in most war disturbed places around the world. She received two Asian Tv Award for exposing the dangers faced by Bangladesh young beggars and for reporting on the so-called “Operation Hope”. Two Alliance for Women in Media Gracie Awards was also given to Sarah Sidner in 2013 for her coverage of the concerned Gaza-Israel conflict that began in 2012. Despite being in the face of danger as a reporter, Sara still remains committed to her job. On top of her numerous awards, the CNN reporter enjoys a mouth-watering salary that ranges from $88k to $187k and her net worth is estimated at $3 million.
Sara Sidner’s Husband and Family
Despite the very busy career that often keeps her away from her home, the gorgeous journalist still manages to keep a loving family. Outside her parents who we don’t know much about, Sara is also married to her husband whose identity she is yet to reveal to the public. At a talk show in March 2015, she not only spoke about her marital life but also disclosed how her profession greatly affected her marital life. As a matter of fact, she revealed that her wedding plans were done while she was still in Africa covering the Libyan crisis. Sara Sidner may be a very vocal person but not so with her personal life. It is obvious she prefers the world to know only about her professional life and nothing more.