The Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women

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Lynn Sherr

b. March 4, 1942

by JWA Staff
Our work to expand the Encyclopedia is ongoing. We are providing this brief biography for Lynn Sherr until we are able to commission a full entry.

Lynn Sherr.

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 suffragist 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 October 5, 2022) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/sherr-lynn>.

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