Lynn Sherr Biography

Award-winning broadcaster and author Lynn Sherr recently left ABC News after more than 30 years, including more than 20 as a correspondent with the ABC newsmagazine 20/20.

She has covered a wide range of stories, specializing in women's issues and social change, as well as investigative reports. She has received numerous awards, including an Emmy, two American Women in Radio and Television Commendation awards, a Gracie Award, and a George Foster Peabody Award.

Prior to her assignment at 20/20, Sherr was a national correspondent for ABC News, where she was also part of the network's political team for every election cycle through 2000. Sherr also reported on the NASA space shuttle program from its inception in 1981 through the Challenger explosion in 1986, anchoring almost every mission from launch to landing.

Before going to ABC in 1977, Sherr was a reporter for WNET-TV in New York and WETA-TV in Washington, DC, both public television stations. Prior to that, she reported for WCBS-TV in New York, The Associated Press in New York, and Condé Nast Publications.

She is the author of the memoir Outside the Box: My Unscripted Life of Love, Loss and Television News, published in September 2006; the biography Failure Is Impossible: Susan B. Anthony in Her Own Words; and co-author of Susan B. Anthony Slept Here: A Guide to American Women's Landmarks, as well as ten editions of "The Women's Calendar." Her best-selling book Tall Blondes offered a perceptive and highly praised look at one of wildlife's most endearing but little-understood animals - giraffes - and was also the subject of a one-hour documentary for the PBS Nature program. Her best-selling book America the Beautiful: The Stirring True Story Behind Our Nation's Favorite Song came out in 2001. She conceived and co-edited Peter Jennings: A Reporter's Life, which was published in 2007. She also wrote the forewords to The Mercury 13: The Untold Story of Thirteen American Women and the Dream of Space Flight and Smart Women Don't Retire: They Break Free. Her latest book is Swim: Why We Love the Water.

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Lynn Sherr Videos

Rebecca Traister with Lynn Sherr: How Women’s Anger is Reshaping America
Edward R Murrow Awards - Interview with Lynn Sherr
Lynn Sherr Commencement Address

How to book Lynn Sherr?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Lynn Sherr for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Lynn Sherr, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Lynn Sherr or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Lynn Sherr?

Booking fees for Lynn Sherr, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lynn Sherr, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Lynn Sherr?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lynn Sherr for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lynn Sherr for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Lynn Sherr or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Lynn Sherr or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Lynn Sherr is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Social Issues, Health and News & Media. The estimated speaking fee range to book Lynn Sherr for live events is $10,000 - $20,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Lynn Sherr generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Linda Ellerbee, Laura Ingraham and Amy Goodman. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Lynn Sherr for an upcoming event.

Lynn Sherr Videos

Rebecca Traister with Lynn Sherr: How Women’s Anger is Reshaping America
Edward R Murrow Awards - Interview with Lynn Sherr
Lynn Sherr Commencement Address
Lynn Sherr "Swim"

Lynn Sherr Speaking Topics

  • Women’s Issues – Power of Women, History of Women, Women Today, Susan B Anthony, Inspirational Messages to Women

    Lynn Sherr weaves together a discussion of the power of women based on examples of incredible historical and contemporary women.

  • Other Tall Blondes

    Based on her best-selling book, Tall Blondes: A Book About Giraffes, Lynn Sherr fascinates an audience with facts and tales about giraffes, her own personal totem.

  • Outside the Box

    Based on her book, Outside the Box: A Memoir, Lynn Sherr discusses her life on and off the camera.

  • Surviving Cancer

    Lynn Sherr discusses her personal experience with colon cancer/chemo/survival and what she's learned about life with and without cancer.

  • Sally Ride: Inspiration from America's First Woman in Space

    Based on her biography of Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, Sherr will discuss how Ride broke through a quarter-century of white male fighter jocks when NASA chose her for the seventh shuttle mission, cracking the celestial ceiling and inspiring several generations of women. Having had exclusive insights from Ride’s family, friends, partner, and by being the ABC reporter who covered NASA during this transformative time, Sherr shares Ride’s inspiring journey, including her scrupulously guarded personal life. She draws from Ride’s diaries, files, and letters to create a rich biography and presentation of a fascinating woman whose life intersected with revolutionary social and scientific changes in America. Her revealing portrait is warm and admiring but unsparing. Sherr makes this extraordinarily talented and bold woman, an inspiration to millions, come alive.

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How to book Lynn Sherr?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Lynn Sherr for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Lynn Sherr, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Lynn Sherr or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Lynn Sherr?

Booking fees for Lynn Sherr, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lynn Sherr, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Lynn Sherr?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lynn Sherr for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lynn Sherr for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Lynn Sherr or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Lynn Sherr or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Lynn Sherr is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Social Issues, Health and News & Media. The estimated speaking fee range to book Lynn Sherr for live events is $10,000 - $20,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Lynn Sherr generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Linda Ellerbee, Laura Ingraham and Amy Goodman. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Lynn Sherr for an upcoming event.

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