CNN Sara Sidner Family: Married Life With Husband Almost Did Not Happen
The name Sara Sidner has become so synonymous to CNN that people often tend to forget that the Florida native has a life outside of her lucrative corresponding gig at the famed news network.
Now happily married with a "wonderful man," it's not unfathomable that she and her husband faced difficulties synchronising their schedule on the wee days of the wedding; especially, considering her obligations at CNN.
Read along to get the scoop of the story and more including her age, salary, family & a racist experience she had faced early on due to her ethnicity!
Married Life That Almost Didn't Happen; Husband Says "Better Make It to Your Own Wedding!"
Currently based in CNN's Los Angeles bureau, Sara's work at CNN has seen her cover a wide range of national as well as international stories.
From her coverage of the 2014 Ferguson Riot to her reporting on issues plaguing multitude of countries including India, Egypt, Nepal, Afghanistan, & Cambodia, the CNN personality has gone above and beyond to fulfil her obligations.
Despite all her best efforts, the Operation Hope host's family life seems to have suffered the most because of her constant running around because of her job. In her 2015 interview with TVNewser, she explains:-
"I adore travelling. I enjoy learning about other cultures and habits and traditions almost more than anything else. I have had the best education in the world from the people who populate it. The moving around isn’t the hard part. The not-having-a-life-other-than-work is the challenge. It is extremely hard on the family."
One doesn't have to go further than her admission in the very interview to get an insight into her mess of family life.
At the time when she finally agreed to get married to her husband and making plans for their wedding, Sara was in then-war torn Zintan city of Libya, reporting for CNN. Explaining her ordeal, she says:-
"You are in the middle of covering a conflict that you physically can’t leave at the time. When I finally said yes to the wonderful man in my life, I ended up making wedding plans on a satellite phone in the middle of Libya as rockets were flying through the night air overhead."
Forget making to the wedding ceremony; her yet-to-be-disclosed husband feared that she wouldn't even make it alive. The Operation Hopeful host recounts:-
"My husband said to me, “Seriously, you had better make it to your own wedding!” He was not kidding and I was actually worried that I might not make it. That is life as a foreign correspondent."
Now back in the United States, Sara's excursions at CNN - which pays a six-figure amount in salary - may have almost ruined married life but she seems as eager as ever for her next corresponding gig despite the fact.
First Time Sara Sinder Realised Her Ethnicity; All About Her Family Background
The woman Sara's today - with all her accolades and recognition - is more or less the making of her upbringing!
Born to a British immigrant mother and an African-American father, Sara, age 46, identifies herself as belonging to "human being." Her worldview probably got shaped by a bitter experience she had faced due to her ethnicity in her school as told by her feature on CNN's The First Time I Realized I Was Black.
Sara recounts a racist incident she had faced as a student (Source:- edition.cnn.com)
After much thinking, her teacher had jotted down her as white because of her intellect. Having never met similar issues at any family gatherings, Sara felt enraged to the point that she wanted to fight her teacher.