Lynn Sherr, a broadcast journalist and writer, was an award-winning correspondent for more than thirty years at ABC News. She reported on the NASA space shuttle program
from its inception in 1981 through the Challenger
explosion in 1986. Her numerous awards include an Emmy, two American Women in
Radio and Television Commendation Awards, a Gracie Award, and a George Foster
Peabody Award. She is the author of Tall Blondes: A Book about Giraffes, Outside the Box: A Memoir, America the Beautiful: The Stirring True Story behind Our Nation’s Favorite Song, and Failure Is Impossible: Susan B. Anthony in Her Words. She coedited Peter Jennings, A Reporter’s Life. She lives in New York.