Sherr, a former correspondent for WCBS-TV, had gained wide recognition as an on-air correspondent for Public Broadcasting stations WNET in New York and WETA in Washington. She also served as principal reporter and anchor for the weekly PBS magazine series, 'USA: People & Politics.' She hosted the PBS network analysis following the debate between 1976 vice presidential candidates Walter Mondale and Robert Dole, and anchored WNET's New York State and Connecticut desks for the station's election night coverage. Prior to that, she served as correspondent and producer of WNET's The 51st State.
Sherr hosted several editions of the one-hour 'Woman Alive!' series of specials on PBS. In 1977, she hosted the 'MacNeil-Lehrer Report' on PBS with Jim Lehrer, in Robert MacNeil's absence.
Prior to her assignment with WCBS-TV, Sherr was a reporter and news feature writer for the Associated Press in New York. She was reporter and editor for Conde Nast Publications from September 1983 until March 1985.
Before joining the staff of WNET, Sherr worked on a freelance basis, hosting WNET-TV's Midday Live program in New York in 1974. Programs she has anchored for WNET include 'Why Me?,' 'Celebrate Women,' 'Women and the GOP Convention' and 'Tax Clinic.'
She is the author of 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, and 10 editions of 'The Women's Calendar.'
Her most recent book, Tall Blondes, offered a perceptive and highly praised look at one of wildlife's most endearing but little-understood animals — giraffes.
Sherr is also the author of articles in publications such as The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, Saturday Review, Ms., Family Circle and Mademoiselle.
Sherr graduated from Wellesley College, where she now serves as a trustee, with a B.A. degree. She is listed in Who's Who in American Women.