EXPERTISE & EXPERIENCE
Sunny Nash is an award-winning writer, television producer and photographer; media and online strategist; archivist and exhibition curator.
Author of a family memoir, Bigmama Didn’t Shop At Woolworth’s, about life with her part-Comanche grandmother during the Civil Rights Movement, Nash's book is based on her column of 16 years with the Hearst newspaper, The Housong Chronicle, and the Knight-Ridder newspaper, The Eagle. Nash's book is internationally recognized by the Association of American University Presses as a Book for Understanding U.S. Race Relations; and recommended by the Miami-Dade Library System for Native American Collections.
Beginning her career in the Central Texas newsroom of Country Radio WTAW, Nash was the first African American in that region to be a mainstream broadcast news reporter. From there, she signed on the new NPR (National Public Radio) affiliate and became the station’s first Program Director, where she was a regular contributor to All Things Considered, and creator of classical music programs still in syndication.
Recognized by Women in Photography International, two Nash photographs are touring internationally with the Smithsonian exhibition, Reflections in Black: a history of black photographers, 1840-present (W.W. Norton 2000). Commissioned music biographer for Harvard’s African American National Biography (Oxford University Press 2008), Nash is a three-time winner of Professional Artist Fellowships from the Arts Council for Long Beach (2003, 2009 & 2014).