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Newsreader Breaks Down After Realising She Knows Sydney Siege Victim

Sunrise host reduced to tears identifying the woman killed in Sydney's hostage situation.

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Barr read the news on Australia’s top-rated morning TV programme and revealed Ms Dawson's identity live on air.

"Katrina Dawson was the sister of a prominent barrister Sandy Dawson who has done some work for Channel Seven," she said.

"I know (him) and have friends who know, she was a mother of three children. I'm just finding this out this morning."