I'M A BIG SARA SIDNER FAN, you all know that if you come here.
It turns out I'm not the only one. This is yuge!
Talking on the phone with a source at KTVU, it has been revealed to me that the Oakland station thought so highly of the current CNN anchor/reporter that they offered her Dennis Richmond's position (along with Julie Haener) to become KTVU's 10 PM anchor.
"The GM, (Tim McVay) wanted Sara to co-anchor with Julie and offered her the job and very good money," said the source who didn't want to be ID'd because of their closeness to KTVU.
Of course I asked Sidner about her decision to leave KTVU --she made it a point to emphasize that it was one of the most difficult decisions of her professional life.
Now we know why.
Sidner was way ahead of her peers at Channel 2 and could have moved further along but told me of her yearning to be an international correspondent and leaped at the opportunity when CNN was calling.
Sidner is now based in Los Angeles; she's been in the city and is covering the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals case involving the President Trump travel ban.
Sidner is a sensational reporter --those of us who have watched her work know all the reasons why; furthermore, in an industry that is as image-conscious as TV News is, Sidner's weight issues has never slowed her down and only strengthened her. She's about as good as it gets and then some.
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