Sunni & The City: Living The American Dream
Written By: Alisha Brown
Sunni & The City is a true force to be reckoned with. She is currently on air at WPGC 95.5 in Washington, D.C., as one of the weekday morning show hosts on ‘The Joe Clair Morning Show’.
Sunni says she never really wanted to be in radio but once she started her internship that she received the summer after high school, she never left. She worked her way up the ranks over the years.
For Sunni, she is constantly on the go. A typical day starts off with a 4am alarm to be ready for her 6am morning show. She continues her day with meetings and other work-related things after the show ends at 10am. After the gym and a quick nap, she attends events, happy hours, and show prep for the next day.
Besides radio, Sunni has contributed her talents to philanthropic work and her debut book, “Still I Shine: Refugee To Radio, Living The American Dream”.
When asked why philanthropic work is important to her, she says, “it comes naturally to me. I see myself and my family in a lot of the people that are in need because we were there before. So, it hits a soft spot in my heart. As far as empowering women, I’ve always been a girl’s girl. I have tons of girlfriends who are my support system and anytime I can do that for others, even the ones I’ve never met, it’s amazing”.
Sunni’s book, “Still I Shine: Refugee To Radio, Living The American Dream”, talks about her journey from being in refugee camps to now being a successful radio personality in the nation’s capital. Sunni states that, “I just wanted to tell my story. I didn’t know if it was going to inspire anyone, make them laugh or cry. I just needed to tell it and hopefully it can change someone’s life”.
Sunni’s advice to fellow women in radio is “stay focused, work hard, and keep it professional at all times. But never forget to find the joy in the little things and have fun. Always lend a helping hand. Reach back and uplift and inspire those behind you, especially the younger generation who's got next. They’re our future.”