Sharon Dahlonega Bush

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Sharon Raiford Bush
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Sharon Dahlonega Raiford Bush at Yamashiro Hollywood on December 7, 2013
Sharon Daisy Raiford

(1952-02-29) February 29, 1952 (age 67)
Other namesSharon Crews
Grand L. Bush (m. 1994)

Sharon Dahlonega Bush (born Sharon Daisy Raiford; 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. She later 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]

Sharon Crews (as she was then known) later anchored news and weather at CBS and NBC network affiliates[6] in North Carolina and Tennessee, respectively, before becoming an Atlanta, Georgia, correspondent and executive producer for Black Entertainment Television.[7]

Bush worked as a morning news anchor at an ABC affiliate in High Point, North Carolina, then licensed as WGHP-TV.[4] She was an executive producer of the 1985 National Blues Music Awards.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Bush is married to Grand L. Bush.[9]


  1. ^ "Additions Made To Newswatch 3 Staff" The Commercial Appeal, February 3, 1981.
  2. ^ "Anchoring the News", Memphis Tri-State Defender, September 7, 1984.
  3. ^ "Sharon Crews enjoys her job", The Commercial Appeal, December 27, 1983.
  4. ^ a b TV Week, Greensboro Daily News, December 12, 1976.
  5. ^ In The Beginning...,; retrieved March 9, 2007.
  6. ^ "Computer age puts handle on forecasting", The Commercial Appeal, April 5, 1981.
  7. ^ "Greensboro Native Promoted to National Correspondent", Carolina Peacemaker, December 20, 1990.
  8. ^ "The Tunes That Shaped American Music — They Call It The Blues", Cash Box, Volume XLIX, February 1986.
  9. ^ Grand L. Bush profile,; retrieved March 10, 2007.