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About Sunny

Sunny Anderson is a Food Network personality. She began hosting How’d That Get On My Plate? in July 2008. She also hosts the Food Network program Cooking for Real (beginning in April 2008), and served as co-host with Marc Istook of the Food Network program Gotta Get It (beginning in April 2007).

Between 1995 and 2001 Anderson worked as a radio personality at KCJZ and KONO-FM in San Antonio, WYLD-FM and KUMX in Fort Polk, Louisiana, WJWZ in Montgomery, Alabama, and WDTJ in Detroit, Michigan.

Anderson settled in New York City in 2001 at the age of 26, and worked as a radio personality for HOT 97 (WQHT) in New York City from 2001 to 2003. From 2003 to 2005 she was the owner of Sunny’s Delicious Dishes, a catering company based in Jersey City, New Jersey.

She first appeared on the Food Network in October 2005 (as a guest on the Emeril Live program) and began hosting How’d That Get On My Plate? in July 2008. She also hosts the Food Network program Cooking for Real (beginning in April 2008), and served as co-host with Marc Istook of the Food Network program Gotta Get It (beginning in April 2007).

In 2006 and 2007 she served as Food & Lifestyle Editor for Hip Hop Weekly magazine.

In January 2014, Anderson became a co-host on the Food Network’s series The Kitchen along with Jeff Mauro, Katie Lee, Marcela Valladolid and Geoffrey Zakarian.

Anderson has been a guest on the CBS Morning Show (in April 2008) and Good Morning America (in July 2008).

Sunny Anderson Makes an Emotional Announcement

Typically, when Sunny Anderson visits our show, her segments are filled with fun, laughter and light-hearted goodness that have made her such a popular guest with our audience.
But today, she’s here to talk about something very serious: her 20-year battle with ulcerative colitis.
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that primarily affects the digestive track. During a flare-up, the large intestine (colon) and rectum become inflamed and tiny ulcers and small abscesses form.
“The main issue with my disease is malabsorption of nutrients,” Sunny tells Rachael. “So, healthy food, my body doesn’t care. It treats the food like an enemy and pushes it right out.”
Naturally, the disease has greatly shaped Sunny’s outlook on life.

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“People ask me why I’m so happy,” Sunny says. “Part of the reason that I’m happy is, I have a disease that I know for sure people die from. I know for sure people lose body parts from . I know for sure people go through really difficult days. Some people actually live in the hospital with it.”
“To think that I could walk around, still chase my dreams, still eat the way I want to eat … I feel really lucky.”

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To help educate, inspire and inform others living with IBD, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, Sunny has teamed up with Janssen Biotech, Inc. and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America to launch The site offers all the diet, nutrition and treatment information you need to live well with IBD.
To learn more about Get Your Full Course, .

Food Network Star Sunny Anderson Responds to Backlash Following Controversial Party City Ad

Food Network host Sunny Anderson has responded to critics after Party City released a controversial commercial featuring her line of inflatable snack stadiums.

On Monday, the party supply store issued a statement apologizing for their newest ad, which jokingly referred to someone with a gluten allergy as “gross.”

Although Party City noted that Anderson “was not involved in the creation of this commercial in any way,” the chef says she is still facing a lot of personal backlash, taking to Twitter and Instagram to share her thoughts—and claiming the store violated her contract with the ad.

“Imagine having a contract. Then it gets breached making you look bad,” she wrote on Twitter. “They apologize and make sure people know it wasn’t you. Then no one cares & people are still mad at you. What did I do again? I’m chasing dreams and sometimes there’s a roadblock. GUESS WHAT? STILL CHASING.”

Imagine having a contract. Then it gets breached making you look bad. They apologize and make sure people know it wasn’t you. Then no one cares & people are still mad at you. 🤔 What did I do again? I’m chasing dreams and sometimes there’s a roadblock. GUESS WHAT? STILL CHASING.

— SunnyAnderson (@SunnyAnderson) January 23, 2018

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She also posted on Instagram, writing “Oh haaaiii Nashville haaaiii…I didn’t get Hot Chicken Wasted cuz I had a real fire to put out yesterday…still stamping out embers … cuz not everyone reads or takes an apology🤔, but I’m here, I’m happy I handled it, Olivia Pope style, and I’m ready to cook!!!”

Anderson also retweeted a fan who pointed out that she has been open about her battle with ulcerative colitis, making her particularly sensitive to people with food allergies.


— SunnyAnderson (@SunnyAnderson) January 23, 2018

The company issued the following statement, which Anderson shared on her personal Instagram account on Monday night: “Party City values its customers above all else, and we take your feedback extremely seriously. We recognize that we made an error in judgment by running the recent Big Game commercial, which was insensitive to people with food allergies.”

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It continued, “We have removed the commercial from our website and all other channels, and sincerely apologize for any offense this may have caused.”

“We’d also like to clarify that Sunny Anderson was not involved in the creation of this commercial in any way, and we apologize for any offense it has caused with her audience and fans. We will also be reviewing our internal vetting process on all advertising content to avoid any future issues. In addition, Party City will be making a donation in support of Celiac Disease research.”

In the initial aftermath, Anderson thanked the company for handling the situation “swiftly and with care.”

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The commercial, which was timed to the upcoming Super Bowl but has now been taken down, features two people at a party discussing the snack options, which included a plate of gluten-free food on a stool by itself separated from a large table featuring Anderson’s Infladium full of party snacks.

“Those are some gluten-free options,” one woman says in the commercial. “Do we even know people that are like that?” another woman asked.

“Tina,” the first woman responded. “Oh, gross, yeah,” the second woman said.

Anderson declined PEOPLE’s request for further comment on the matter.

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American tabloids recently reported Sunny Anderson was pregnant after she sported what some interpreted to be a ‘baby bump’. According to the report, a source close to the couple confirmed they were expecting a child.

UPDATE 02/02/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Is Sunny Anderson about to be a mom to a little boy or girl?

Speculation is rampant that the host of ‘The Kitchen’ is expecting a baby with long-time partner after she was spotted with a prominent stomach bulge on Friday evening (January 31, 2020), during romantic dinner date nearby her place.

Another source revealed that “she TWICE made toasts … by drinking water instead of wine,” adding that it is “highly unusual” to “toast with anything but a full glass of wine.” (In case you weren’t aware, pregnant ladies aren’t supposed to drink alcohol.)

Twitter reacts to Sunny Anderson pregnancy rumor

The chef’s rep told journalist, “I do not comment on her personal life,”… and therefore has neither confirmed nor denied. This has caused multiple stories about the alleged pregnancy to make their way through bulletin boards and other social media sites during the past 24 hours, just following engagement rumors earlier this week.

Now we’ll have to wait and see if that ‘baby bump’ and that ‘high-profile wine-voidance’ are the key clues that ultimately lead to the Best Famous Baby News of the year.

If you are a foodie, you must have heard of the name Sunny Anderson. She is the real definition of beauty and brains as she has had the taste of careers that are complete opposites. Would you like to know more about Sunny Anderson? Then keep it locked and find out more on her age, net worth. Stay tuned to know if chef Sunny Anderson is married to a husband or is she a gay?

In the year 1995-2001, Sunny worked as a radio personality on different radio stations. Examples are KCJZ and KONO-FM in San Antonio and WYLD-FM and KUMX in Fort Polk, Louisiana. When she was 26, she decided to settle in New York and continued working as a radio personality. This was between 2001 and 2003.

From 2003-2005, Sunny started a catering company in New Jersey called Sunny’s Delicious Dishes.

Her first TV appearance was on the Food Network in October 2005 where she was a guest on the Emeril Live program. She later began hosting How’d That Get On My Plate? in July 2008. Anderson also proudly hosts Cooking for Real and has also served as a co-host for TV program Gotta Get It. Between 2006 and 2007 she worked as a food and lifestyle editor for Hip Hop Weekly magazine.

Sunny Anderson from TV series The Kitchen

In January 2014, Sunny Anderson again became the co-host of the TV series The Kitchen. She has also appeared as a guest on very many shows such as The Wendy Williams Show, Good Morning America, and The View, among other shows.

Who is Sunny Anderson Married to?

Many of Sunny Anderson’s fans have been eagerly awaiting the news of a wedding, but unfortunately, this will not be anytime soon. She has no husband and does not seem interested in settling down now.

There have been rumors of her dating Chef Aaron Sanchez. This was in 2013 just after he had a divorce. Sunny rubbished claims that she and Aaron were lovers and labeled him her “play boyfriend.”

She also admitted that her parents had in the past met two serious boyfriends and knows quite well about her dating priorities with no future goals.

Sunny Anderson with her ex-boyfriend Chef Aaron Sanchez

In an interview in 2019, she said she is in a relationship with someone but did not reveal who it is. She mentioned that she loves hanging out with her husband-to-be boyfriend and even cooking for him. Let us hope that Sunny has finally got a man she can in the future call her husband.

Is Sunny Anderson Gay?

The fact that Sunny Anderson has kept her relationship matters hidden under the rug, some of her fans rumored the possibility of her being gay and loving women in a sexual way.

In as much as she has not confirmed these rumors, her on and off past relationships with men indicates that there is no way Sunny could be gay.

Sunny Anderson Net Worth 2019: $5 Million.

Would you like to know what Sunny Anderson’s net worth is as of now? If you are her fan, you would be interested in knowing how rich this talented chef is. Currently, Sunny Anderson’s net worth stands at $5 million.

TV Personality, Sunny Anderson net worth is $5 million

Sunny has been able to make this much money in her life through her TV host career, being a cook and her life serving in the army during her past.

With a thriving career, her net worth is set to keep going up.

Sunny Anderson Age, Wiki-Bio, Family (parents, siblings)

Sunny Anderson was born on April 9th, 1975. She was born in Lawton, Oklahoma, USA and was raised here by both her parents. They were of African-American descent. Her mother is Linda Anderson, and her father is Thomas Anderson. Sunny’s father was an army man, and both her parents were foodies.

She went to Madison High School in Texas and graduated from Loyola University. In June 1993, after graduation, Sunny joined United States Air Force. Here she earned the rank of Senior Airman and also worked as a military radio host in Korea. She was discharged from the Air Force in June 1997.

Sunny has been battling ulcerative colitis which she was diagnosed with at the age of 19. She has one brother, name unknown.


Since Sunny claims to be in a relationship, we do hope she eventually has this man as her husband, and they get married as her age is slowly catching up with her. As for her net worth, we can only watch it keep growing.

Name Sunny Anderson
When born and age April 9th, 1975 (44 years old)
Career Professional cook, TV personality
Net worth $5 million
Citizenship American
Ethnicity Black (African-American)
Mother Linda Anderson
Father Thomas Anderson
Siblings One brother
Partner Not known
Place of birth Lawton, Oklahoma, United States of America

Sunny Anderson Bio

Who is Sunny Anderson?

Sunny Anderson is an American professional cook and TV personality. She is best known for hosting How’d That Get On My Plate? and the Food Network program, Cooking for Real since 2008.

She has previously served as co-host with Marc Istook of the Food Network program Gotta Get It.

Age, Parents, Siblings, Family, Ethnicity, Nationality

Talking about her early life, Sunny Anderson was born on April 9, 1975. She is an American by nationality and she is of African-American ethnicity.

She experienced her childhood in Lawton, Oklahoma, United States.

She is the daughter of African-American parents Linda Anderson and Thomas Anderson. Her father was an army officer.

At age 19, Anderson was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis.

Sunny Anderson: Education, School/College University

As per her education, She attended Madison High School in San Antonio, Texas. After that, she attended the Loyola University.

After graduation, she joined the United States Air Force in June 1993, where she earned the rank of Senior Airman and worked as a military radio host in Seoul, South Korea. Sunny Anderson’s

Sunny Anderson: Professional Life and Career

Sunny began her career as a United States Army. She joined the US army in 1993.

After that, she worked for Air Force News Agency radio and television in San Antonio from 1993 to 1997. She was honorably discharged from the Air Force in June 1997.

Between 1995 and 2001 Anderson worked as a radio personality at KCJZ and KONO-FM in San Antonio. Anderson settled in New York City in 2001 at the age of 26 and worked as a radio personality for HOT 97 in New York City from 2001 to 2003.

She first appeared on the Food Network in October 2005 as a guest. She began hosting How’d That Get On My Plate? in July 2008. Sunny also hosts the Food Network program, Cooking for Real since 2008.

She previously worked as a Food & Lifestyle Editor of Hip Hop Weekly magazine in 2006 and 2007.

Sunny Anderson: Salary and Net Worth($5 m)

She has a net worth of 5 million dollars but her salary is not revealed yet.

Sunny Anderson: Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

Currently, there are no desperate rumors regarding her personal and professional life. But, there was a news that she gave an emotional announcement on the show Racheal. There is also a rumor that she is dating Aaron who is also a chef.

It seems she is doing best job without harming others and has been a straight person in her life, for which she has not been in any controversy yet.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size

Moving towards her body measurements, she has a height of 5 feet 5 inches and weight is unknown. Her hair color is Dark Brown and her eyes are black.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

One of the popular cooks, Sunny Anderson is active in various sorts of social media like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. She has more than 253.1k followers on Facebook. She has more than 408k followers on Instagram and has more than 90.1k followers on Twitter.

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Chef Sunny Anderson had a few polarizing opinions about the recent New York Times piece uncovering Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment and rape scandals. But she wasn’t exactly showing support to the victims. Instead, Partly Cloudy Anderson used victim-blaming when telling her own story about sexual harassment.

Thunderstorm Anderson tweeted that the definition of “brave” shouldn’t be applied to women who come forward on the heels of an initial person putting the spotlight on a harasser.

Hailstorm Anderson went on to describe how she was the first to speak up when being sexually harassed by a former boss.

“When I reported my 1st radio boss for sexual harassment, I felt brave. The 4 co-workers that came out AFTER me were not brave to me…at all,” Anderson tweeted. “In fact I blamed them and still do for not being BRAVE and reporting him before he had a chance to make one more victim.

“So, as all these women come out of the woodwork…ask yourself… were they complicit in their silence? Complicit when taking payoffs?” she continued. “I refuse to call the 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 10th person to come out and say, ‘me too’, BRAVE. We can call them LATE though … or I can.”


Of course, Overcast Anderson got dragged for her tweets and hopefully learned a lesson about victim-blaming:

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Eventually, Hurricane Anderson issued an apology about her tweets, but of course, none of that matters in the grand scheme of things because she’s already made herself look like a fool on social media.

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 02: Food Network personality Sunny Anderson rings the NASDAQ Opening Bell at NASDAQ on June 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images) (2016 Slaven Vlasic)

Food Network chef Sunny Anderson agreed to fork over $4,000 after being sued in Brooklyn small-claims court for failing to pay a stylist who dressed her for the Daytime Emmy Awards earlier this year.

Stylist Oksana Pidhoreckyj, who worked with Anderson on her show “The Kitchen,” filed a complaint in September, saying the chef owed her $5,000 “for services rendered.”

The stylist said she was only supposed to spend two days working on Anderson’s wardrobe for the Emmys last April — but the job took longer because the chef wasn’t happy with her initial selections.

“When she received my revised invoice, her manager explained that she doesn’t want to pay me for a job I didn’t do correctly the first time,” she said.


“I explained to her manager the process and that Sunny changed her mind.”

Anderson showed up to small-claims court without a lawyer on Monday, wearing a long denim jacket and jeans.

The pair settled in mediation, with Anderson agreeing to pay the stylist $4,000, documents show.

“I’ve worked with her on a TV show for years…so like I would probably have settled with her for meeting in the middle if she like..but she is like ‘I’m not f—ing paying you anything,’” Pidhoreckyj told The Post.

“I said I want a check and she goes, ‘Are you going to frame it?’ I said, ‘I’m going to cash it.’”

Anderson couldn’t be reached for comment.

This article originally appeared in The New York Post.

Sunny Anderson, Getting Married With Husband Is Choice – Dating And Boyfriend Enough For Now

Quick Summary

Date of Birth

April 09 ,1975


44 Years 9 Month(s)



Birth Place

Lawton, Oklahoma


Television Personality

Relationship Status


Net Worth

$5 million (Estimated)




Thomas Anderson


Linda Anderson

High School

Madison High School


Loyola University

Height/ How Tall?

5′ 5″ (1.65 m)



Hair Color


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Official Site



Food Network’s Sunny Anderson never had an easy way in her relationship matters. But she eventually decided to handle things seriously and take matters into her own hand now.

The American television personality & chef is widely known for hosting Food Network’s How’d That Get On My Plate? in July 2008. She also served as a co-host with Marc Istook for Food Network’s Gotta Get It.

Currently, she hosts Cooking For Real, where she provides easy homemade recipes for her viewers. She is also known for her famous appearances in popular shows such as Today.

Doughy Magic: Sunny Anderson drops to Today’s kitchen to teach Craig Melvin, Dylan, and Sheinelle Jones Dreyer how to cook southern spoon bread March 2018 (Published on 11 Mar 2018)

Her name comes on the list of reputable chefs in the country including well-renowned chef Geoff Tracy. She has also guest starred in the famous talk shows like The View; The Talk; and Good Morning America, in which one of the contemporary reporters include Ron Claiborne and many more.

Sunny Anderson’s Bio: Family & Army Father

Her family always encouraged her when it came to her passion with different cuisines.

Sunny Anderson, 43, was born on 9 April 1975, in Lawton, Oklahoma to parents Thomas and Linda Anderson. Her father was an army man – so Sunny could travel around the world living in Germany and other places.

She followed the footsteps of her father joining US Air Force in 1993. She eventually reached the rank of Senior Airman before retiring in 1997. She is a daughter of a Vietnam vet and a granddaughter of a WWII vet.

Her Radio & Television Career, Cookbook

In her early days, Sunny was a senior airman in the U.S Air Force. Between 1995 to 2001, she worked as a radio personality at KCJZ and KONO-FM in San Antonio, WYLD-FM and KUMX in Louisiana, WJWZ in Alabama, and WDTJ in Michigan.

Later, at the age of 26, she started working as a radio personality for HOT 97 in 2001 (till 2004).

However, her television career started in 2005 after she appeared as a guest on Emeril Live show. Afterward, she served as a co-host in the Food Network show, Gotta Get It, in 2007. Later in 2008, she started hosting How’d That Get On My Plate?; and Cooking for Real.

Anderson also published New York Times bestselling cookbook Sunny’s Kitchen: Easy Food For Real Life in 2013. The following year she became a co-host on The Kitchen.

She attended Madison High School and later graduated from the Loyola University.

Sunny Anderson’s Net Worth

With her involvement in radio, tv and book writing, Sunny, as of now, enjoys the splendid net worth of over $5 million. With her career hitting the newer heights, her net worth is sure to soar to a much higher mark.

Anderson has enjoyed a meteoric rise in her life, from a soldier to a well-known TV host. The rise has been reflected in her earnings also, as her net worth has soared during the period.

Does Sunny Anderson Has Boyfriend Or Is She Married?

As of September 2018, Sunny has remained mum on her relationship status, but in the past, she has been through ‘off & on gain dating.’ Back in September 2017, she had announced to the world that she was ‘cool w being singe” at the age of 42.

It looks like the TV host remains open for a suitable husband to start a family, but she is unlikely to settle for the sake of it.

She is someone who has tweeted about ‘dating more than one person,’ and also about poor dating experiences especially about fame-hungry individuals, plus she also has a rigid standard when it comes to dating.

When it comes to her love life, it has been no less than a rollercoaster ride. She has been linked with different personalities until now, but she has confused everyone with her statements over the years regarding her dating life.

Here we present you with a few lesser known facts about her dating life.

1. 2009 Interview In Which She Was Hush-Hush Regarding Her Loving Boyfriend

In an interview with back in 2009, she revealed that she was in a relationship; however, she didn’t disclose her boyfriend’s identity. The ultimate foodie explained that she loved to hang out at her home with her boyfriend. When asked who was the favorite person she loved to cook, she answered ‘boyfriend.’ justifying her answer, she explained that it was always fun to cook for her loved one.

However, no information about the ‘boyfriend’ was revealed to the media.

2. The Time When She Called Chef Aaron Sanchez Her ‘Play Boyfriend’

Sunny was rumored to be dating Chef Aaron Sanchez in 2013 after his divorce with ex-wife singer Ife Mora. But, Sunny soon took to Twitter to disprove the claims and labeled Aaron as her ‘play boyfriend.’

Aaron is a famous celebrity chef who functions as the executive chef and part-owner of Mexican restaurant Johnny Sánchez located in Baltimore, New Orleans, and Louisiana.

3. When She Revealed About Two ‘Serious Boyfriends’

Replying to a comment on one of her 2016’s Twitter post that had made fun of overly serious relationships, Sunny hinted towards being single when she wrote about her parents knowing about her dating priorities with no goals. She further revealed that her parents met a guy that year who they shouldn’t just assume as the one, as they had only met two serious boyfriends of her till then.

Casual Dating: Sunny Anderson asks parents to ‘keep it light’ prior to introducing her boyfriend in 2016 (Photo: Sunny Anderson’s Twitter)

It’s perhaps better not to rush in a relationship for the sake of others.

4. Finally With Her Boyfriend In ‘Home” In 2017, But There’s A Twist

In January 2017, Sunny shared a post which stated that she was in a relationship and was home with her boyfriend in Columbo. Despite not disclosing the identity of the boyfriend, the tweet was enough to set the fans heart racing.

Home Sweet Home: Sunny Anderson talks about her potential boyfriend on Twitter on 20 January 2017. (Photo: Sunny’s Twitter)

However, three months after the tweet about the boyfriend, she posted another tweet hinting at her differences with her boyfriend. She tweeted about never easy dating a cheater providing subtle hints at the problems in her relationship.

The tweet proved to be disheartening for the fans of the host as they genuinely believed that the star was going to get married and enjoy her life with a husband -like her father and mother who have been married for more than 40 years. The famous chef did say in a tweet in 2016 that her long-time married father and mother had been there for her in rough times.

With that, we can conclude that Sunny can be hopeful in relationship after-all like her father and mother did with their relationship.

5. Reflection On Her High School Dating

The Celebrity chef has recently been buzzing in the market for her tweet she posted on 17 September 2018. Well, it isn’t just an ordinary tweet but a pointer about her early dating life.

Sunny showed her distaste towards her high school date, whoever he be, by nagging him as a MONSTER. She updated on her post and sarcastically wrote about popping up of a recent mugshot while googling her MONSTER.

Giving Clues: Sunny Anderson hints about her bad high school dating experience on her Twitter post.-17 Sep 2018. (Photo: Sunny Anderson’s Twitter)

If whoever she dated back in time has come upon a mugshot, then we might as well agree with her opinion on that MONSTER thing and speculate that her high school relationship was pretty bad if not the worst.

Her straightforward clue is a reflection on her long demised high school romance. Only she can confirm if she meant otherwise.

Quick Facts About Cooking Queen Sunny Anderson:

1. Sunny got her big break on television world after appearing as a guest on the show Emeril Live in 2005.

2. Apart from being a brilliant cook, Sunny is also an amazing boxer.

3. Also a pet lover, she has four rescue cats naming: Cheddar Cheese, Truffle Tycoon, Milky Mouth and Sea Salt.

4. She is also a music lover. As she quotes, Music is my life. Without it I am nothing

5. Her favorite place to travel for food is New Orleans.

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