In 2014, Nash won the Ottis Lock Award & Cultural Research Grant for The Peterson Legacy, an exhibition at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum. Nash is a three-time winner of Professional Artist Fellowships from the Arts Council for Long Beach (2003, 2009 & 2014).
In 2013, Nash received a National Endowment for the Humanities Award to moderate the Civil Rights program, Created Equal. In 2008, Nash joined Henry Louis Gates on the Harvard University African American National Biography, published by Oxford University Press.
In 2004, Nash won the Charter Communications TV Producer of the Year Award. Other honors include RFK Journalism Nomination.