Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates


Lynn Beth


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Personal data

Birthdate:  04.03.1942
Birthplace:  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Marital status:  widowed
Selection date:  14.05.1986
Position:  PSP
Status:  Ret. ??.??.1986

Additional information

Graduated from Wellesley College, where she now serves as a trustee, with a Bachelor of Arts; one of fourty semi finalists in the "Journalist in Space Program" (cancelled following the Challenger tragedy); candidate from New York; in 1986 working for ABC News. American broadcast journalist and author, best known as a correspondent for the ABC news magazine 20/20. She was a freelance host at WNET-TV in New York City, then staff. She worked for the Associated Press and WCBS-TV. In 1977, she was the guest host of the MacNeil–Lehrer Report while Robert MacNeil was absent, and has hosted a number of PBS specials. In 1983–85 she was a reporter/editor for Condé Nast. In 2008, she left the television network ABC after working with them for 31 years. She is the author of Outside the Box: A Memoir, published in September 2006, which chronicles her life on and off TV, including her husband's death from cancer as well as her own battle with colon cancer.


Last update on March 02, 2021.