Sara Sidner Bio, Age, Height, CNN, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, Breast Cancer, and Husband

Sara Sidner Bio, Wiki

Sara Sidner is an American Anchor/ Reporter working for CNN  serving the station as an Anchor and senior national reporter. She has been working with this station since January 2008. 

Sara Sidner Age

Sidner is 50 years as of 2022, she was born on May 31, 1972, in Miami Lakes Florida, United States.

Sara Sidner Height

Sidner stands at the height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.

Sara Sidner Education

Sidner received her high school diploma from Hiasleah-Miami Lakes High School. Later on, she earned a telecommunications degree from the University of Florida and Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School. She was a member of the university’s women’s volleyball team, which reached the Final Four in her final year.

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Sara Sidner Career

Sidner works at CNN where she serves as an anchor and a senior national reporter.  Additionally, she is also  CNN’s multiple award-winning senior national and international correspondent. Sara has also led the network’s coverage in Minneapolis of the protests following the trial of Derek Chauvin and the death of George Floyd. In addition to that, she also covered the protests in Ferguson, Missouri after an unarmed black teenager was shot and killed by a white police officer. Moreover, 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 it also lead 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. Aside from that, she has reported from a multitude of countries, including Indonesia, Taiwan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt, Libya, and Thailand. Aside from that, Sidner was also part of the team that won a Peabody award for CNN’s coverage of the Arab Spring in the Middle East. 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 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, Sara headed the coverage of South Asia from the New Delhi bureau while in India. One of her first major international stories unfolded when terrorists attacked several places in Mumbai. The stories include the Tower Hotel, on November 26, 2008, and the famed Taj Mahal Palace. Additionally, she was alive throughout the 2008 siege that lasted 60 hours and took more than 170 lives.

Sara Sidner Sri Lanka

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. 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.” Aside from that, she also traveled to Chile and Haiti to cover the aftermath of devastating earthquakes in those countries.

Moreover, Sara 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, she won 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. The second award was for her breaking news coverage of the 2012 Gaza-Israel conflict from Gaza & Israel. In 2014, she 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.

Sara Sidner KTVU

Prior to joining CNN, Saras served as a weekend co-anchor of The Ten O’Clock News and Channel 2 News at KTVU in Oakland, California. While at the station, she also served as the station’s weekday reporter. Previously, she worked at WINK-TV in Fort Myers, Florida. Before that, she served as a consumer anchor as well as a reporter at KDFW-TV in Dallas, Texas. Where she esteemed herself by making reports on the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.

Sidner came to KDFW-TV  from KFVS-TV in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, where she served as an anchor.  Furthermore, she began her journalism career at WUFT-TV in Gainesville, Florida where she served as an on-air reporter.  Moreover, she also managed to win a ton of awards and honors ever since she started her journalism career. Some of the awards include a Lone Star Award, a Regional Emmy Award, and several Associated Press Awards. In her free time, she loves spending her free time with her family and friends.

Sara Sidner Net Worth

In Sidner’s career as an anchor and senior national reporter, she has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $5 Million.

Sara Sidner Salary

She receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.

Sara Sidner Parents and Siblings

Sidner was born and raised in the United States, she manages to keep information regarding her parents and whether or not she has any siblings away from the limelight. An update of her family information will be done when available.

Sara Sidner Husband/ Spouse

Sidner is married to a man whose identity is not revealed. She is very private about her personal life therefore, there is no more information concerning her marriage. However, an update will be done once the information is available.

Sara Sidner Kids

Sidner manages to keep information regarding whether she has any children away from the public. However, an update regarding her children will be done once available.

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 CNN

Sidner works at CNN where she works alongside her fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

  1. Phil Mattingly
  2. Suzanne Malveaux
  3. Patrick Oppmann 
  4. Ryan Nobles
  5. Paula Newton
  6. Chad Myers
  7. Jeanne Moos
  8. David McKenzie
  9. Oren Liebermann
  10. Alex Marquardt

Sara Sidner Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

She is vocal on her social media accounts where she posts frequently. On her Twitter account, she has about 141k followers, around 7k followers on her Facebook page, and about 47k followers on her Instagram account.