Anchor, Journalist, Author, Adventurer
Award-winning broadcaster and author Lynn Sherr spent more than thirty years with ABC News, covering everything from women’s issues, social change and scientific explorations to investigative reports, politics and the space program. She was a semifinalist in NASA’s Journalist-in-Space competition, a contest that, she regrets, was terminated before she could fly. Sherr has also anchored and reported for PBS and public radio. Her books include Outside the Box: My Unscripted Life of Love, Loss and Television News; Failure Is Impossible: Susan B. Anthony in Her Own Words; and the bestselling Tall Blondes: A Book About Giraffes, which was also the subject of a documentary for the PBS Nature program. Her 2012 bestselling book SWIM: Why We Love the Water will be published in paperback in May 2013. She is currently writing the authorized biography of astronaut Sally Ride, scheduled for publication in 2014.