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Lynn Sherr

"Call yourself a feminist. Proudly. But remember: men are not the enemy and women aren’t the only solution. We’re all flying on this planet together."

How She Empowers Others

Lynn Sherr has been a correspondent with the ABC Newsmagazine 20/20 since May 1986. She has covered a wide range of stories, specializing in women's issues and social change, as well as investigative reports. She has received numerous awards, including an Emmy, two American Women in Radio and Television Commendation awards, and, among other honors, a George Foster Peabody Award.

Prior to her assignment at 20/20, Sherr was a national correspondent for ABCNEWS, where she was also part of the network’s political team.  Sherr also reported on the NASA space shuttle program from its inception in 1981 through the Challenger explosion in 1986, anchoring almost every mission from launch to landing.

In 1996 Sherr was one of 10 graduates of Lower Merion High School (Ardmore, Pa.) selected as distinguished alumni.   She is a graduate of Wellesley College, where she served as a trustee.

Before coming to ABC, Sherr was a reporter for WNET-TV in New York and WETA-TV in Washington, D.C., both public television stations. Prior to that, she reported for WCBS-TV in New York, and The Associated Press in New York and Condé Nast Publications.

She is the author of Outside the Box: A Memoir, published in September 2006, which chronicles her life on and off TV, including, for the first-time, her personal accounts of loss – her husband’s untimely death from cancer – and her own bout with colon cancer.  She also wrote Failure Is Impossible: Susan B. Anthony in Her Own Words and is co-author of Susan B. Anthony Slept Here: A Guide to American Women's Landmarks, and 10 editions of “The Women's Calendar.” Her bestselling book, Tall Blondes, offered a perceptive and highly praised look at one of wildlife's most endearing but little-understood animals—giraffes—and was also the subject of a one-hour documentary for the PBS Nature program. Her bestselling book, America the Beautiful: The Stirring True Story Behind Our Nation’s Favorite Song, came out in 2001.

She is also the author of numerous articles in such publications as The New York Times¸ O Magazine, Town & Country, Travel + Leisure and Reader’s Digest.  And she is a frequent host on various radio programs.
Lynn Sherr lives in New York City.