Believing that the stories of strong women needed to be remembered and honored, reporter Lynn Sherr covered women’s issues as a journalist and brought the story of Susan B. Anthony to a new generation. Sherr began as a freelance host for a local television station in New York before working for the Associated Press and CBS. She was a guest host of the MacNeil-Lehrer Report in 1977 and went on to work as a reporter and editor for Condé Nast in the 1980s. She then became a correspondent for 20/20, investigating stories on social change and issues that affected women, winning a Peabody award in 1994 for “The Hunger Inside,” a documentary on anorexia. She has written a number of books, including two on suffragette Susan B. Anthony, about whom she also created an hour-long program for 20/20.
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Jewish Women's Archive. "Lynn Sherr." (Viewed on February 5, 2016) <http://jwa.org/people/sherr-lynn>.