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


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


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.[2]

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

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

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

Personal life

Bush is married to Grand L. Bush.[3]