CNN’s Sara Sidner Drops Bullet Proof Vest for a Desk

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CNN national and international correspondent Sara Sidner announced January 14, 2022, that she will be giving up the flack jacket for a suit and desk at the new CNN+ streaming service that is scheduled to launch this Spring.

What you may not recall is that for the decade ending on 28 December 2010, CNN+ was a Spanish-language news station, a joint venture with Sogecable and Turner Broadcasting.

Sara Sidner’s new role has not been announced as of today, but it will be a welcome change based on the fun video posted by the new news anchor on her Facebook page.

Sara Sidner’s Notable Moments and Career Path

One of Sidner’s recent and more notable reports came on Sunday, May 31, 2020. While reporting for CNN in Minneapolis covering protests initiated by the murder of George Floyd by police officer Derek Chauvin, Sidner interviewed the City Police Chief, Medaria Arradondo, who shared live on-air that he thought that the three officers present during the murder shared in the responsibility of the murder.

Sidner has been based in Los Angeles as both a national and international correspondent for the news station.She has also been based in Jerusalem, Abu Dhabi, and New Delhi. She has covered topics that range from the Mumbai terrorist attacks to the unmanned lunar probe. In addition, she covered stories like the 2011 Libyan civil war and the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.

“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.” According to Sara Sidner’s CNN profile page.

Sidner began her reporting career at WUFT-TV in Gainesville, Floria with stops at KFVS-TV in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, WINK-TV in Fort Myers, Florida, KTVU-TV in Oakland California, and KDFW-TV in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. She spent three years as a consumer reporter/anchor while at KDFW here in the Lone Star State. Along the way, she was a reporter, weekend, and weekday anchor.

Early Life for Sidner

Sara Sidner was born to a British mother and an African-American father. Growing up, she called Miami Lakes, Florida home, where she graduated from Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School before attending the University of Florida where she earned her bachelor’s degree. While in college, her volleyball team made it to the Final Four during her last year.

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