Who is Sara Sidner?

Sara Sidner was born in Miami, Florida USA, on 31 May 1972 – her zodiac sign is Gemini, and she holds American nationality. She’s a journalist who’s perhaps known best for the work which she’s done for the multi-national news-based pay TV channels CNN and CNN International.

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Early life and education

Sara was raised in Miami by her British mother and African-American father, but not a lot is known about her parents, as she respects their privacy; it’s said that her father was a bus driver, and that her mother taught English at an elementary school. Because Sara hasn’t spoken of having any siblings, most of her fans believe her to be an only child.

She was around nine years old when she became interested in journalism, looking up to the anchors and hosts who worked on her parents’ favorite news shows; Sara occasionally pretended to be a journalist, ‘performing’ for her parents and peers.

She studied at Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School and was interested in various activities during her four years there, including writing for the school newspaper, running track and playing volleyball. Upon matriculating in 1990, Sara enrolled at the University of Florida, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in telecommunications in 1994.

While at University, Sara played for their volleyball team, which reached the Final Four during her senior year.

Early career

Sara launched her career straight out of college, when she moved to Gainesville, Florida and began working as an on-air reporter at WUFT; the following years saw her work at various TV stations, such as KFVS in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and WINK in Fort Myers, Florida.

Sara eventually moved to Dallas, Texas to work at KDFW as their consumer reporter and anchor, and attracted some attention with her coverage of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster on 1 February 2003. A year later, she left KDFW to join KTVU, a job which required her to move to Oakland, California; during her time at KTVU, Sara co-anchored their weekend shows “The Ten O’Clock News” and “KTVU Channel 2 News at 6”.

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Working at CNN

After having been hired by CNN in 2007, Sara went on to travel around the world and report from various countries. On 26 November 2008, she reported from India covering the terrorist attack on Tower Hotel and Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai; Sara was also featured in a CNN documentary which covered the 25-year civil war in Sri Lanka.

For her report on the Bangladeshis who were forced to beg in 2011, Sara was presented with an Asian Television Award, while she won another in the following year, for her documentary “Operation Hope” which was about a seven years old boy who was castrated and left to die in the street after having refused to beg.

Sara also won two Alliance for Women in Media Gracie Awards in 2013, one for her coverage of the Gaza-Israel conflict, and the other for her coverage of unwanted girls in India. In 2014, she covered the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 from Ukraine, and the missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 from Malaysia.

Since 2014, Sara has been reporting from Los Angeles, California; her most recent notable coverage has been of the protests on 31 May 2020, which were organized after police officer Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd by kneeling on his neck.

Presence on social media networks

Sara is quite active on Instagram, and is today followed by close to 50,000 people, while she’s uploaded over 250 pictures onto the network, with most of these having been taken during her everyday life.

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Sara launched her Twitter account in June 2009, and has since amassed close to 150,000 followers, while she’s tweeted over 12,000 times; Sara mostly uses Twitter to share various news with her fans.

She also has a Facebook page, which is today followed by close to 10,000 people; Sara uploads similar content onto Facebook as onto her Instagram account, and her most recent update was on 16 March 2022.

She doesn’t have her own TikTok account, but many videos featuring her have been uploaded onto the network by other users, and these have been viewed close to a million times.

Love life and husband

Sara is highly secretive when it comes to sharing the details of her love life with her fans, but has hinted that she might be a married woman today.

Back on 23 March 2015, while making a guest appearance in the talk-show “Newser”, Sara stated that she was so busy working that she had little to no time to spend with her spouse, thus revealing that she’s a married woman.

Many of her fans have since asked her about the name and profession of her husband, but Sara has been successful at keeping him away from the media’s attention; it’s speculated that he’s also a journalist, but this hasn’t been confirmed.

As of March 2022, Sara seems to be a married woman, and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Sara is a huge lover of animals, with her favorites being dogs and sheep, and she’s apparently donated money to various animal shelters in both the USA and various Asian countries; she has a pet Pug dog which can be seen featured in some of her Instagram pictures.

Sara was physically quite active during her 20s and 30s, and had a couple of training sessions at the gym every week, however, she rarely works out nowadays.

She’s into reading books – her favorite author is Nicholas Sparks, while her favorite book is “The Choice”.

Sara is a huge fan of Hollywood movies, and some of her favorite actors and actresses are Will Smith, Nicolas Cage and Julia Roberts, while a couple of her favorite films include “The Independence Day”, “Gone in 60 Seconds” and “The Runaway Bride”.

Age, height and net worth

Sara’s age is 49. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 8ins (1.75m) and she weighs around 155lbs (70kgs).

As of March 2022, her net worth stands at more than $3 million.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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