Sunny Nash


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).

Bigmama Didn't Shop at Woolworth's
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