WATCH: CNN Reporter Sara Sidner Breaks Down in Tears During Live Report from California Hospital Where Woman Lost Both Parents to Coronavirus Within 11 Days and Had to Hold Her Mother’s Funeral in a Parking Lot

A CNN reporter broke down in tears during her report on COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths in Southern California on Tuesday.

CNN correspondent Sara Sidner choked up on “New Day” as she wrapped up her report, which covered a hospital being overwhelmed in Los Angeles, with a live shot.

During her report, Sidner interviewed a woman named Juliana Jimenez Sesma, who lost her mother and stepfather to COVID-19 within 11 days of each other and had to hold her mother’s funeral in a parking lot.

“Don’t let this be you,” Sesma warned viewers during her interview. “If you truly love your loved ones, don’t let this be you.”

During her live shot, Sidner broke down and apologized as she tried to address the coverage.

“This is the 10th hospital that I have been in and to see the way that these families have to live after this and the heartache that goes so far and so wide,” Sidner said. “It’s really hard to take. I’m sorry, Alisyn.”

“New Day” anchor Alisyn Camerota comforted Sidner, saying there was “no apology needed.”

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SOURCE: The Hill, Justine Coleman

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