Mostly known as a correspondent for the news magazine 20/20 of ABC news and an author of “Saly Ride”, an award-winning American journalist, broadcaster, and author, Lynn Sherr was born on March 4, 1942, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is a daughter of Louis Sherr and Shirley Sherr (maiden name, Rosenfeld). She was married to Lawrence B. Halford in 1980. Her marriage lasted till the year 1992 when her husband died. She has two step-children; Jeffery and Andrew. She was a friend of Sally Ride, an American physicist, and astronaut for more than 30 years.
She attended Lower Merion High School in Ardmore. She did her graduation from Wellesley College with a B.A. degree. Now she is also a trustee there. Sherr joined 20/20 in May 1986 as a news correspondent. Not only has she covered a wide range of women issues and social changes related stories, she has also covered investigative reports as well. She published stories about James Hewitt, the man who is known to have had an affair with iconic Princess Diana. She also published an appealing story about the revelation of Tyrannosaurus Sue, which is the largest, most extensive and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex specimen ever found.
For a report on ABC News Millennium special, Midnight in Bombay (now known by Mumbai), she even traveled to India as well in the year 2000. Later on, the special coverage program also received an extensive amount of awards which includes George Foster Peabody Award. Later on, she came back to India to cover a series of background reports for World News Tonight during the visit of then President Clinton. Before joining 20/20, she covered the retrial of Claus von Bulow, the Paris Air Show and the United Nations' Women's Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, for ABCNEWS. She was also awarded by American Women in Radio award and Television Commendation award. She has penned many books which include Failure is Impossible: Susan B. Anthony in her own words. An active feminist, Sherr has received the prestigious Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s (PPFA) Margaret Sanger Award for her notable coverage of reproductive rights and health care issues.
Like other celebrities, she is also into some social networks like Twitter and Facebook.