Peter Jennings: A Reporter’s Life

By Alissa Krinsky 

The new book Peter Jennings: A Reporter’s Life, edited by Jennings’ widow, Kayce Freed Jennings, ABC News correspondent Lynn Sherr, and Kate Darnton, is out on Monday, with excerpts, photos, and video clips now posted online at

As Freed Jennings writes in an introductory note on the site, “I hope that (the book) will inspire…young people to come into the profession by showing them that this is a noble calling, which is why so many of us love it. I hope they will be tempted by the fun and the responsibility and the adventure and the challenge that made Peter’s life the remarkable ride it was.”

All author proceeds from the sale of the book go to the The Peter Jennings Foundation, described on as preserving “Peter’s legacy by supporting organizations and initiatives working to advance the cause of an more equitable country and a compassionate world.”