Sharon Dahlonega Raiford Bush

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Sharon Raiford Bush
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Sharon Dahlonega Raiford Bush at Yamashiro Hollywood on December 7, 2013
Born Sharon Daisy Raiford
(1952-02-29) February 29, 1952 (age 64)
Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Other names Sharon Crews
Spouse(s) Grand L. Bush (m. 1994)

Sharon Dahlonega Raiford Bush (born February 29, 1952) is an American television newscaster and print journalist.[1] She was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, and resides in Los Angeles, California.


Bush studied philosophy at North Carolina A&T State University.[1] She also studied at the University of Detroit, the US Naval Air Technical Training Command and Georgia State University at Atlanta.[2][3]


Bush became American television's first African-American female weather anchor of primetime news in 1975 at WGPR-TV, the world's first black-owned-and-operated television station.[4][5]

Bush (then Sharon Crews) later anchored news and weather at CBS and NBC network affiliates[1] in North Carolina and Tennessee respectively before becoming an Atlanta, Georgia, correspondent and executive producer for Black Entertainment Television.[6]

Bush worked as a morning news anchor at an ABC affiliate in High Point, North Carolina, then licensed as WGHP-TV.[4]

Bush was an executive producer of the 1985 National Blues Music Awards.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Bush is married to Grand L. Bush.[8]


  1. ^ a b c "Additions Made To Newswatch 3 Staff" The Commercial Appeal, February 3, 1981, by John Knott Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Knott" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ "Anchoring the News,” Memphis Tri-State Defender, September 7, 1984, by Staff Writers
  3. ^ "Sharon Crews enjoys her job,” The Commercial Appeal, December 27, 1983, by John Knott
  4. ^ a b TV Week, Greensboro Daily News, December 12, 1976, Staff Writers
  5. ^ In The Beginning... The Scene Detroit. Retrieved on March 9, 2007.
  6. ^ "Greensboro Native Promoted to National Correspondent,” Carolina Peacemaker, December 20, 1990, by Dr. John Marshall Kilimanjaro
  7. ^ "The Tunes That Shaped American Music — They Call It The Blues,” Cash Box, Volume XLIX, February, 1986
  8. ^ Biography for Grand L. Bush IMDB. Retrieved on March 10, 2007.