Kerry Sheridan is a health and science correspondent for Agence France-Presse, covering environmental issues, space, medicine and research in North America. 

Her writing has appeared in the Washington PostSalon, National Geographic, and newspapers around the world.

She is the author of "Bagpipe Brothers: The FDNY Band's True Story of Tragedy, Mourning and Recovery," published in 2004 by Rutgers University Press. The non-fiction narrative follows New York City’s firefighter musicians in the year after the September 11 attacks, as they dug for lost brothers at the World Trade Center site and played at more than 400 funerals and memorial services.

Kerry has worked as a foreign correspondent in Cairo for Voice of America and has reported for Agence France-Presse on assignment in Nicosia, Jerusalem, Amman, Beirut, Gaza City, Nicosia, Baku, Kiev, Rome and Tbilisi.

She earned her MS in Journalism from Columbia University in 2002, and her BA in Language and Area Studies from American University’s School of International Service in 1996.

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