Sharon Dahlonega Raiford Bush

Sharon Dahlonega Raiford Bush

About Sharon Dahlonega Raiford Bush

Sharon Dahlonega Raiford Bush is an American television journalist, executive producer and 1960s civil rights activist. She was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, and has been a resident of Los Angeles, California, since 1993. Bush became American television's first African-American female weather anchor of primetime news in 1975. The station for which she anchored, WGPR-TV, was the world's first black-owned-and-operated television station. The studio was launched in Detroit, Michigan, on September 29, 1975. Everyone involved in the production of the newscast was of African-American heritage. Bush is also of European and Native American ancestry. Other members of the inaugural news team included television news anchor Amyre Porter and radio personality Doug Morison.

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