Ray Sipherd

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Ray Sipherd was one of Sesame Street's early writers, as well as the author of a number of Sesame Street books. His work on Sesame Street earned three Emmy awards.

Sipherd, a graduate of Yale University, created the award-winning NPR program All Things Considered. In addition, he has penned a number of mystery novels for adult audiences, such as Dance of the Scarecrows, and published a collection of short stories titled The Christmas Store. Currently, Sipherd serves as a senior staff editor for Reader's Digest Condensed Books.