CNN Reporter Sara Sidner Breaks Down In Tears During Covid Reporting

Elias Hubbard
January 13, 2021

CNN reporter Sara Sidner was reporting on a Los Angeles family grieving the loss of a mother and stepfather due to Covid-19 on January 12 when she was overwhelmed by emotions.

Said Sidner: "This is the tenth hospital that I have been - I'm sorry".

After showing a clip of health workers detailing what they have to deal with on a daily basis, as well as bereft family members, Sidner returned to talk with host Camerota and promptly burst into tears - having to pause and ask for forgiveness as she described what it has been like for her to talk to families dealing with the death of their loved ones.

This video sends a powerful message to everyone.

"Don't let this be you", Sesma told her.

According to a CNN report, Sidner has been reporting on people who've suffered losses due to the virus from nearly 10 different hospitals during the pandemic.

"No apology needed", Camerota responded, consoling her colleague. "Throughout this horrific year, and we have all been struck by the grief", she continued.

She writes, "I'm still not okay after seeing the heartbreak in the City of Angels because of #coronavirus". It's not OK what we're doing to each other. She was covering the pain families are going through due to the virus. "No family should be going through this", Ms Sidner said.

The coronavirus crisis clearly is taking a toll on many Americans, including the journalists assigned to report on it.

"Your COVID reporting from California has been nothing short of spectacular. The tears, including your own, are totally justified". "Even if the virus disappears we will still have to deal with the trauma from this time and it may never fully go away", shared another.

"And to see these families who are soldiering through it, who are persevering and have had to have funerals in parking lots, like the ones that you showed us", the anchor said.

In her journalism career, Sidner has covered issues ranging from war to terrorism.

She once famously carried on reporting from wild scenes in Ferguson, Missouri, despite being hit in the head with a rock while talking to anchor Jake Tapper about the death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown.

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