CNN Reporter Sara Sidner Breaks Down In Tears During Covid Reporting

14 Janvier, 2021, 17:26 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota speaks with Sara Sidner after she breaks down during a live interview

As Covid-19 cases continue to climb the number of patients who unfortunately so are the number of people losing loved ones.

"And to see these families who are soldiering through it, who are persevering and who are having to have these funerals in parking lots, like the ones that you showed us - it is just a collective trauma that all of us are living through", Camerota continued.

She was hardly able to get through her report.

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.

This video sends a powerful message to everyone.

Alisyn jumped in to thank Sara for her passionate coverage over the a year ago - she's literally been on the ground for every major news cycle since the start of the pandemic, covering COVID, George Floyd's death, social justice protests and everything in between.

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"It's just not ok what we're doing to each other", a tearful Sidner said. These families should not be going through this. "But I could not hold this back".

"This is the tenth hospital that I have been - I'm sorry", she said as she choked up and wiped tears from her eyes.

Sharing the footage on Twitter, Sidner wrote that it was not her "proudest moment as a reporter" but that she "could not hold this back". "The tears, including your own, are totally justified".

"Nothing but respect for Sara Sidner", one person commented. "And I wept with you this morning because we, as viewers, can't begin to imagine the weight upon you and your fellow journalists to bring us the news".

"Seeing a reporter break down in tears on live TV after witnessing & airing such heartbreaking stories should let everyone know how serious this pandemic is", they added. We have seen deaths and lives become statistics on television screens as people debate political agendas.



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