ABC correspondent Lynn Sherr to write biography of Sally Ride
Longtime ABC correspondent Lynn Sherr is writing a biographical book on the late astronaut Sally Ride. The publishing company Simon & Schuster announced Tuesday that Sherr will be cooperating with Ride’s family and her partner of 27 years, Tam O’Shaughnessy. Ride died of cancer last week at the age of 61. She was the first American woman to fly in space.
Sherr reported on the space shuttle program for ABC news in the 1980s and became friends with Ride. The book will offer an exclusive look into Ride’s professional and personal life. The currently untitled biography is expected to release sometime next year.