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Sara Sidner

Sara Sidner is CNN's multiple award winning senior national and international correspondent, based in the network's Los Angeles bureau.

Sidner moved to Los Angeles in 2014, after being posted in Jerusalem, Abu Dhabi, and New Delhi, India.

Recently Sidner led the network's coverage in Minneapolis of the protests following the death of George Floyd and the trial of Derek Chauvin.

Sidner 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 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. She has reported from a multitude of countries, including Libya, Egypt, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Taiwan.

Most Recent Appearances

  • May 28, 2021
    A year after George Floyd was murdered by former officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, the panel discussed what’s changed, what hasn’t and where racial justice and policing reforms stand in Capitol Hill.