While Sunny grew up traveling the world as an Army brat, her parents always encouraged her to indulge in the local cuisine. Sunny joined the Air Force as a radio broadcaster and journalist and continued her trek through the world for news stories while indulging in culinary finds along the way.
After leaving the Air Force as an award-winning broadcaster, she continued her travels as a radio DJ in many cities, culminating in her dream job in New York at a No. 1 rated radio station. There, she began cooking for her friends in the entertainment business and turned her hobby and growing client list into a catering company. This led to a guest appearance on Food Network’s Emeril Live! which inspired her to chase yet another dream: sharing her recipes with the Food Network audience.
Sunny began her hosting career at Food Network with a show called Gotta Get It, followed by Cooking for Real, How’d That Get On My Plate and Home Made in America with Sunny Anderson. Sunny is the co-host of the two-time EMMY nominated series, The Kitchen and its spin-off The Kitchen Sink.
Her cooking style combines classic comfort foods along with unique flavors inspired by her many travels. With an understanding of everyday life and the belief that real people deserve down-to-earth, delicious meals, Sunny offers real food for real life.
Her cookbook, Sunny’s Kitchen: Easy Food for Real Life is a New York Times best-seller. Sunny lives in Brooklyn, with her rescue dog, Ella and her rescue cats: Truffle Tycoon, Milky Mouth and Sea Salt.