Docs on the Go: The Convergence of Media - Saturday, June 24th - Creators Studio 2
Sara Sidner is CNN’s multiple award winning national and international correspondent now based in the network’s Los Angeles bureau.
Sidner moved to Los Angeles in 2014 after being posed in Jerusalem, Abu Dhabi, and New Delhi, India. She is now covering many subjects but specializing in covering social justice and hate in America.
Sidner recently covered the racially charged incidents on American University, and a deadly terrorist attack on one of the most popular nightclubs in Istanbul, Turkey.
Sidner also led the network’s coverage in Ferguson, Missouri where she lived for several months covering the daily protests after an unarmed black teenager was shot and killed by a white police officer.
As an international correspondent Sidner reported reported from a multitude of countries including Libya, Egypt, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Taiwan, and the remote Kingdom of Bhutan.
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.
While in India Sidner headed the coverage of South Asia. 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 through the siege that lasted 60 hours and took more 170 lives.
Her stories from South Asia also included a documentary on the 25 year civil war in Sri Lanka.