Sunny Nash

Sunny Nash, journalist and author of 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 Houston 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. 

When Nash was a substitute weather forecaster and broadcast meteorology instructor for public television, she also learned the importance of weather preparedness and has now developed an energy preparedness program using portable solar technology.​

Bigmama Didn't Shop at Woolworth's
Nash works with individuals and groups to preserve cultural heritage artifacts and to digitize archives for online galleries and research. ​

​Currently, Sunny Nash is completing several projects, including books, articles, oral histories, documentary films and digital heritage preservation projects. Nash is a member of the Ethical Journalism Network, the United States Press Agency, the World Heritage Center, and the International Society of Educational Technology.​​​​