Sara Sidner Biography
Sara Sidner is a media personality serving as the co-anchor of CNN News Central, airing on weekdays from 9 am-12 pm ET, out of CNN’s New York City Bureau. She is also CNN’s multiple award-winning senior national and international correspondent.
Sara Sidner Age
How old is Sara Sidner? Sara is 50 years old as of April 2023. She was born on May 31, 1972, in Miami Lakes, Florida, United States.
Sara Sidner Height
She is 5 feet 10 inches tall.
Sara Sidner Nationality
What Ethnicity is Sara Sidner? Sara is from a mixed ethnic group. She was born to an African-American father and a British mother. She is also American by nationality.
Sara Sidner Education
Where did Sara Sidner go to college? Sidner studied at the University of Florida where she received her journalism degree and was named an Alumni of Distinction in 2011. Prior to joining college, she graduated from Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School. While a student at the university, she played on the women’s volleyball team, which made the Final Four during her last year.
Sara Sidner Parents
A native of Miami Lakes, Florida, Sidner was born to an African-American father and a British mother. Growing up she remembers how people treated her differently because of her color. One incident is of a teacher taking roll in class when she was a kid.
“He was trying to figure out whether I was black or white, and he looked at me, and he said, ‘You know what; you’re a smart kid; I’m going to check white.”
She however has not revealed whether she has siblings or not.
Sara Sidner Husband
Is Sara Sidner married? YES, Sidner is married. On Feb. 19, 2023, she posted that her husband got her tickets to see Beyonce. However, not much is known about him like: What is his name? What does he do? Where is he from?
Sidner has not also disclosed whether she has kids or not.
My husband got me tickets to see @Beyonce. There are not enough words to truly thank him. What do I get a man who asks for nothing and only wants me to thrive. Fellas help a sister out!
— Sara Sidner (@sarasidnerCNN) February 19, 2023
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Who is Sara Sidner on CNN? Sidner is co-anchor of CNN News Central, airing weekdays from 9 am-12 pm ET, out of CNN’s New York City Bureau. She is also CNN’s multiple award-winning senior national and international correspondent.
Recently Sidner led the network’s coverage in Minneapolis of the protests following the death of George Floyd and the trial of Derek Chauvin. She also extensively covered the protests in Ferguson, Missouri after an unarmed black teenager was shot and killed by a white police officer. She was there for weeks while a grand jury looked at the evidence and ultimately decided not to indict the officer. Their decision sparked two nights of violence in Ferguson but also led to nationwide protests and a national conversation about race and policing in America, as well as a state commission and Presidential task force on policing.
As an international correspondent, Sidner reported on a wide range of subjects, from terrorism to business to social and cultural issues. She has reported from a multitude of countries, including Libya, Egypt, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Taiwan.
In the Middle East, Sidner was part of the team that won a Peabody award for CNN’s coverage of the Arab Spring. Her work in Libya reporting in the midst of rebel fighters during the fall of Tripoli has been recognized all over the world. In 2011 Sidner shared the Achievement of the Year Award from SKY WFTV Women in Film & Television in the United Kingdom for her war coverage in Libya.
While in India, Sidner headed the coverage of South Asia from the New Delhi bureau. One of her first major international stories unfolded when terrorists attacked several places in Mumbai, including the famed Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel, on November 26, 2008. Sidner was live throughout the 2008 siege that lasted 60 hours and took more than 170 lives.
Her stories from South Asia also included a documentary on the 25-year civil war in Sri Lanka, several stints reporting in war-torn Afghanistan, and live coverage of violent political eruptions in Thailand and Bangladesh. She also explored many stories about the social and economic developments in India, culminating in a series of stories for CNN International’s award-winning “Freedom Project.” Sidner also traveled to Chile and Haiti to cover the aftermath of devastating earthquakes in those countries.
Sidner has collected two Asian Television Awards — one for her 2011 report on the horrors faced by young Bangladeshis forced into begging and a second for the 2012 Freedom Project documentary ‘Operation Hope’, which chronicled the extraordinary journey, from suffering to recovery, of one of these children, a seven-year-old boy who was castrated and left for dead when he refused to beg.
In 2013, Sidner received two Alliance for Women in Media Gracie Awards; one for her coverage of India’s unwanted girls where she explored the issue of female infanticide in India, and a second for her breaking news coverage of the 2012 Gaza-Israel conflict from Gaza & Israel. In 2014, Sidner also reported from Malaysia on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370, from Ukraine on the downed Malaysia Airlines flight 17, and from the Israeli border during the 2014 war between Israel and Gaza.
Prior to joining CNN, Sidner was an anchor and reporter at local television news stations in San Francisco, Dallas, Florida, and Missouri. She received multiple awards during this time, including a regional Emmy Award, an Edward R. Murrow Award, and several Telly Awards.
Sara Sidner Hair
Is Sara Sidner Hair Real? Yes, Sara’s hair is real. In 2015, Sara confessed that she loves weaves but doesn’t wear one. What every one sees is her real hair.
“I love weaves but don’t wear one. That is my natural hair just in a humid place,” Sara wrote on Twitter.
@xander_jon83 I love weaves but don’t wear one. That is my natural hair just in a humid place. #curlygirl
— Sara Sidner (@sarasidnerCNN) August 10, 2015
Sara Sidner Salary
She receives an average annual salary of $144,167. This is according to CNN’s 2023 anchors’ and reporters’ salary reports.
Sara Sidner Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $2 million as of 2023.
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