CNN reporter breaks down on-air while reporting on COVID-19 deaths
CNN’s reporter Sara Sidner burst into tears while reporting on Covid-19 deaths.
She was reporting on a family in Los Angeles grieving the loss of a mother and stepfather due to Covid-19 on January 12 and got overwhelmed on-air.
“This is the 10th hospital that I have been in,” Sidner said before pausing to collect herself after which she apologized to the anchor Alisyn Camerota. She held back her tears as she accentuated that the coronavirus is hitting communities of color “disproportionately”. “They are taking the brunt of this, and many of those people are the people that we rely on to live our daily lives,” she added.
With brimmed eyes, she said, “To see the way that these families have to live after this and the heartache that goes so far and so wide, it’s really hard to take.”
The anchor also tried to console her but she couldn’t stop weeping.
Sidner shared the video of the same on her Twitter handle and wrote that it was not her “proudest moment as a reporter” but that she “could not hold this back”.