Thursday, July 31, 2014
The Boston Red Sox & The Great Fenway Park Writers Series Proudly Present:
Lynn Sherr – One of America’s Most Distinguished Journalists
Author of and Speaking on: “Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space”
6:00 PM -- Wine and Cheese Reception and Program, Residence Inn Boston Bay/Fenway
125 Brookline Ave, 8th Floor Terrace
$50 Per Person (includes an autographed copy of Sally Ride)
Lynn Sherr – Biographical Brief
Award-winning broadcaster and author Lynn Sherr recently left ABC News after more than 30 years, including more than 20 as a correspondent with the ABC newsmagazine 20/20.
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, a Gracie Award, and a George Foster Peabody
Prior to her assignment at 20/20, Sherr was a national correspondent for ABC News, where she was also part of the network`s political team for every election cycle through 2000. 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.
Before going to ABC in 1977, Sherr was a reporter for WNET-TV in New York and WETA-TV in Washington, DC, both public television stations. Prior to that, she reported for WCBS-TV in New York, The Associated Press in New York, and Condé Nast Publications.
She is the author of the memoir Outside the Box: My Unscripted Life of Love, Loss and Television News, published in September 2006; the biography Failure Is Impossible: Susan B. Anthony in Her Own Words; and co-author of Susan B. Anthony Slept Here: A Guide to American Women`s Landmarks, as well as ten editions of "The Women`s Calendar." Her best-selling 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 best-selling book America the Beautiful: The Stirring True Story Behind Our Nation`s Favorite Song came out in 2001. She conceived and co-edited Peter Jennings: A Reporter`s Life, which was published in 2007. She also wrote the forewords to The Mercury 13: The Untold Story of Thirteen American Women and the Dream of Space Flight and Smart Women Don`t Retire: They Break Free. Her latest book is Swim: Why We Love the Water