Sara Sidner was born on May 31, 1972 in Miami Lakes, Florida. She was raised by an African-American father and a British mother. After school, she continued her education at the University of Florida and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in telecommunication. During her studies she also was fond of tennis and was part of the local team, showing excellent results for four seasons.

She started her career as a reporter for WUFT-TV in Gainesville, Florida. Later she joined KFVS-TV, which was located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri and then WINK-TV in Fort Myers, Florida. After several months in Florida, she moved to Dallas, Texas, where she served in KDFW-TV. During that time she appeared in a special report on the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. She worked in Dallas for three years, being a successful consumer reporter as well as an anchor.

In the 2004 she moved to the West coast an settled in Oakland, California, where she joined KTVU. She started work as a weekend co-anchor for The Ten O’Clock News. She additionally continued her work as a weekday reporter.

In the early 2008, she moved to CNN. She has made her first appearance for CNN by reporting to its offices in New Delhi, India. She served at the Middle Asia area and her work include reports about the Libyan civil war in the 2011.

She also reported about India's first unmanned lunar probe and terrorist attacks in Mumbai. Currently, she is known as an international correspondent for CNN channel, her department based in Jerusalem. She covered a documentary story on the 25 year civil war in Sri Lanka. Sara made a lot of war reports in countries like Afghanistan, Thailand and Bangladesh. Working in India, she tried to cover different social and economic development problems in the country, which were shown worldwide.

She has done incredible work and due to her series of coverage’s was launched the "Freedom Project", later she also was honored with an award. After terrible earthquakes in Chile and Haiti, she made a tour and later released her coverage of its results. After the successful career list and hundreds of sensational reports she decided to move her work back to America and relocates to Los Angeles CNN department in the 2014.

During the years on television, she received numerous awards like Regional Emmy Award, Lone Star Award well as several Associated Press Awards. She was honored with Asian Television Awards twice.

During the 2011 Sidner won an award for covering the Bangladesh horror by youngsters and later she also reached the Achievement of the Year Award from SKY WFTV Women in Film & Television in the United Kingdom. Sara is not married. She is a very private person and does not expose her relationship, regarding her boyfriend, husband and so on. She is a very down to earth woman and has avoided controversies because of this reason. Her net worth and salary have not revealed yet.