Former KTVU Channel 2 reporter and weekend anchor Sara Sidner kept her cool amid explosions and unruly crowds as she reported for CNN in front of the terrorist-occupied Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai.
The video here shows Sidner and her photographer being confronted by a mob of onlookers in front of the hotel. The crowd was outraged at media coverage of the terrorist attacks. They blocked her camera and she had to stop reporting for a couple of minutes while she calmly dealt with the mob.
At another point this week, Sidner was reporting live when a bomb went off behind her at the hotel. She ducked, paused, said “OK” and continued on, completely unfazed.
Sidner hasn’t forgotten about her colleagues back at KTVU in Oakland. Channel 2 aired a phone interview with Sidner during the first segment of “The 10’O Clock News” on Thursday night.