315 E Montgomery Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003, United States
Lynn Sherr attended Lower Merion High School in Ardmore.
106 Central St, Wellesley, MA 02481, United States
In 1963 Lynn Sherr received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College.
Sherr received the Emmy Award for her post-election special in 1980.
Sherr received the Peabody Award in 1994.
(A witty and informative illustrated guide to over 1000 hi...)
A witty and informative illustrated guide to over 1000 historic landmarks commemorating the words and deeds of American heroines from Anne Hutchinson to Christa McAuliffe.
(Juxtaposed with contemporary reports and biographical ess...)
Juxtaposed with contemporary reports and biographical essays, the words of this legendary suffragist reveal Susan B. Anthony as a loyal, caring friend and an eloquent, humorous crusader.
(Sherr traces the cultural history of the giraffe, from it...)
Sherr traces the cultural history of the giraffe, from it's first appearance in Europe in 46 B.C. (thanks to Julius Caesar) through medieval bestiaries and up to the modern giraffe star of a TV movie. The book is not just about giraffes in the wild: it's about how they have impacted on humans (and visa versa), stirring the imaginations of artists, writers and thinkers. Taking a whimsical approach to her very serious subject, Sherr has filled it with little-known tidbits, awe-inspiring photographs and drawings, and intriguing tales about the world's tallest land animal.
(In America the Beautiful, Lynn Sherr tells the story of K...)
In America the Beautiful, Lynn Sherr tells the story of Katharine Lee Bates, a poet and pioneering young English professor at the newly established Wellesley College, who penned "America the Beautiful" at age 33, as she gazed over the glorious panorama from the top of Pike's Peak, Colorado.
(ABC-TV's Lynn Sherr writes a savvy, witty and moving memo...)
ABC-TV's Lynn Sherr writes a savvy, witty and moving memoir about events that have shaped her life and her career as one of the first women to break through in broadcast television.
(Swim is a celebration of swimming and the effect it has o...)
Swim is a celebration of swimming and the effect it has on our lives. It's an inquiry into why we swim - the lure, the hold, the timeless magic of being in the water. It's a look at how swimming has changed over the millennia, how this ancient activity is becoming more social than solitary today. It's about our relationship with the water, with our fishy forebearers and with the costumes that we wear.
(The definitive biography of Sally Ride, America's first w...)
The definitive biography of Sally Ride, America's first woman in space, with exclusive insights from Ride's family and partner, by the ABC reporter who covered NASA during its transformation from a test-pilot boys' club to a more inclusive elite.
Lynn Sherr attended Lower Merion High School in Ardmore. In 1963 she received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College.
Lynn Sherr started her career in journalism in 1963. After graduation from Wellesley College, she moved to New York City, where she took a writing and editing job at Conde Nast Publications. In 1965 she joined the Associated Press in New York City as a writer and reporter, the positions she held until 1972, when she moved to WCBS-TV News as a correspondent. Sherr left WCBS in 1974 and joined New York City's Public Broadcasting System as a correspondent and anchor in 1975. She stayed at PBS for two years and then, in 1977, joined American Broadcasting Company as a correspondent. In 2008 she left this position after working there for 31 years.
In addition to broadcast journalism, Sherr has worked on several book projects. With co-author Jurate Kazickas, she wrote The Liberated Woman's Appointment Calendar in 1971. Sherr and Kazickas then went on to produce The American Woman's Gazetteer, a travel guide, highlighting sites, relating to American women's history, in 1976. This book, which identifies birthplaces and homes, burial sites and monuments of notable American women, was updated in 1994's Susan B. Anthony Slept Here, the third collaboration by the two authors.
Sherr debuted as a solo author - or more precisely, author/editor - with Failure Is Impossible: Susan B. Anthony in Her Own Words, published in 1995. This book is a collection of the feminist leader's correspondence, interviews, speeches and published works, placed in narrative context by Sherr in introductions she wrote for each chapter.
In 1997 Sherr took a new direction with Tall Blondes: A Book about Giraffes. Sherr's interest in the animal began with a visit to Africa in 1973. Subsequent trips enabled her to expand her interest and conduct extensive research, which she synthesized with characteristic ability in the book.
In 2006 Lynn published Outside the Box: A Memoir, the work, which chronicles her life on and off TV, including her husband's death from cancer, as well as her own battle with colon cancer. Her latest book Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space was published in 2014.
(In America the Beautiful, Lynn Sherr tells the story of K...)2001
(The definitive biography of Sally Ride, America's first w...)2014
(ABC-TV's Lynn Sherr writes a savvy, witty and moving memo...)2006
(A witty and informative illustrated guide to over 1000 hi...)1994
(Juxtaposed with contemporary reports and biographical ess...)1995
(Sherr traces the cultural history of the giraffe, from it...)1997
(Swim is a celebration of swimming and the effect it has o...)2012
Sherr is a feminist. She has rejected calls for a "new feminism" and criticized Sarah Palin for calling herself a feminist. Lynn Sherr was also featured in the Jewish Women's Archive web feature, Jewish Women and the Feminist Revolution.
Lynn Sherr married Lawrence B. Hilford on January 11, 1980. She has three stepchildren - Jeffrey, Andrew and James.