Ian Bush

Ian BushIan Bush is an anchor, reporter, news editor, and technology editor at KYW Newsradio.

Bush joined the airstaff in August 2005 after serving as a desk/production assistant since October 2002. In 2008, he was named one of national radio’s ’30 Under 30′ by Edison Media Research.

Bush is a 2004 graduate of Villanova University. A proud Wildcat, he served as News Director at the campus radio station, WXVU-FM, where his documentary ‘Voices of Reading (Pa.)’ earned the first Associated Press award for station. At WXVU, he was host and managing editor of ’20/20 Hindsight’ and ‘Villanova’s Afternoon News’, for which he won Villanova’s Outstanding Service Award. Bush is also the voice of Villanova Athletics and Villanova’s Men’s Basketball team.

Bush also holds a certificate in strategic communication from Villanova. He earned his master’s degree in May 2006 — and had the distinction of being the first to graduate in the school’s new master’s program in communication.

He got his start in radio anchoring local news as afternoon program host on WDIY-FM in Bethlehem, Pa., an NPR affiliate, while at Notre Dame High School (Green Pond) and as an undergraduate at Villanova.

But the radio bug bit early: Bush recalls defying his parents’ go-to-bed orders by sneaking an AM radio under his pillow. He tried to find something new to listen to every night, but quickly developed favorites, like Yankees baseball broadcasts, the late David Brudnoy, Art Bell, and (of course) CBS Radio’s all-news stations.

An only child, Bush attempted to amuse himself by broadcasting political news on a karaoke machine to the Lego town that took up most of the basement. In grammar school and prep school, he’d try to spice up afternoon PA announcements with time checks and weather updates — ‘I’m surprised the kids didn’t beat me up,’ Bush says.

Bush is an avid — and decorated — swimmer. In 1995, he swam one of the Top 16 times in the nation as runner-up in the Pa. State Swimming Championships. He is a five-time Pa. District XI medalist; some of his backstroke records still stand at YMCAs and high school pools in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He coached several Penn-Jersey League championship teams and US Swimming Nationals qualifiers.

He lives (in a pool house — naturally!) in Wayne, Pa., where he enjoys the more leisurely pace of aquatics — and life.

Connect with Ian Bush on Twitter: @ianthebush

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IKEA Offering Free Kit To Anchor Dressers, Chests Of Drawers To Wall

Safety regulators say 27 million Ikea dressers could cause serious injury or death if they’re not secured to a wall. The furniture-maker is offering a fix for the same model that killed a little Chester County boy last year.

07/22/2015

Justice Samuel Alito Jr. was born in Trenton and raised in Hamilton. (Credit: Nancy Ostertag/Getty Images)

Justice Alito Talks Phillies Baseball, Supreme Court Decision On Gay Marriage

With a busy Supreme Court term in the books, Samuel Alito now has time to enjoy a ballgame. The justice is talking about being a long-time Phillies fan — and also about his opposition to the landmark ruling on gay marriage.

07/22/2015

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Microsoft Warns Users About Potential Security Risk

Microsoft says everyone using Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, and RT needs to download and install an emergency patch.

07/22/2015

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Chrysler Patches Software After Vehicles Found Vulnerable To Hack

The fix is for cars, trucks, and SUVs that use Chrysler’s Uconnect feature, an Internet-connected dashboard system.

07/22/2015

Linda Vertlieb addresses residents of Wesley Enhanced Living in Media, Delaware County. (credit: Ian Bush)

Delaware County Retirement Community Hears Benefits Of Being Online

The benefits of being online are easy to name. But not everyone is sold on the Internet. That’s what a seminar Tuesday addressed with residents at a retirement community in Delaware County.

07/21/2015

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New Service Allows Prospective College Students To Showcase Themselves Online

High school students: are you ready for your close-up? There’s a new way to make the case to college admissions officers.

07/21/2015

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Local Mayor Gets Praise — And Criticism — For Way He’s Honoring Chattanooga Shooting Victims

The Pennsylvania mayor is defying protocol that governs how the U.S. flag is flown.

07/19/2015

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Federal Agency Rules LGBT Workplace Discrimination Is Illegal

The move, announced without fanfare this past week by the EEOC, is persuasive but not binding on federal courts.

07/19/2015

Ambassador David O'Sullivan. (Credit: Ian Bush)

Top European Official in US Calls Iran Nuclear Agreement ‘A Good Deal’

Crediting the pain of economic penalties for getting Iran to the table, the EU ambassador to the US, David O’Sullivan says persistence has paid off.

07/14/2015

The 'Swoosh' logo is seen on a Nike factory store on December 12, 2009 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Getty Images)

New Nike LeBron Shoe Inspired By Student’s Trouble Lacing Up

The company’s sending the shoes to two of the basketball teams competing for the US in the Special Olympics World Summer Games later this month.

07/14/2015

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TV? What TV? Comcast Gearing Up Online Streaming Service

The service is expected to be up and running in Seattle, Chicago, and Boston by the end of the summer, with service offered in our area in early 2016.

07/13/2015

Cityview Condominiums in the Art Museum area. (Credit: Ian Bush)

Secret Service Scoping Out Art Museum-Area High-Rises Ahead of Pope’s Visit

Staff at several buildings in the Art Museum area say agents have scoped out their properties.

07/10/2015

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Local Hospitals Promise Papal Visit Won’t Slow Them Down

There’s still a lot we don’t know about the Pope’s visit to Philadelphia. For one, how far in advance the city will be in near ‘lockdown’ mode as security measures take effect.

06/25/2015

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Gmail Creates “Undo Send” Button To Delay Emails From Being Sent

If you’ve ever wished you could un-send an email, Google is giving you that option.

06/23/2015

(The Traffic Incident Management Conference meets in the Diamond Club of Citizens Bank Park.  Photo by Ian Bush)

For a Hardworking Few, Traffic Jams Are Just Another Day on the Job

A group of people whose job it is to ease the frustrations of area drivers were gathering today at Citizens Bank Park to talk about ways to improve safety and response times on the Delaware Valley’s highways.

06/23/2015

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