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.

Connect with Ian Bush on Twitter: @ianthebush

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KYW Newsradio 1060–06/27/2017

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New Survey Points To Tech Hiring Bonanza In Philadelphia

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Christie Signs State IT Consolidation Order

A boost for information security and efficiency: that’s what Governor Christie says will be the result of an executive order on technology he signed on Thursday.


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More than 1,500 Kellogg’s employees are being let go across the country as the cereal and snack-maker close dozens of its distribution centers.


Startup Aims To Crowdfund The Law

From an unexpected health crisis to the next great gadget, crowdfunding campaigns work to spread the financial burden.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/30/2017

Amazon Offers Refunds For Unauthorized App Purchases By Your Children

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KYW Newsradio 1060–05/30/2017

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KYW Newsradio 1060–05/15/2017

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KYW Newsradio 1060–05/10/2017

Amazon Introduces Their Newest Personal Assistant ‘Echo Show’

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KYW Newsradio 1060–05/09/2017


76ers Put Club Together For New NBA 2K eSports League

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Local Republicans Explain ‘No’ Vote On Health Care Bill

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Democrats Launch Campaign ‘School’ In Philadelphia

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Ideas Meet Investors At Angel Venture Fair in Philadelphia

veryone’s in it for the money in a “matchmaking” event this coming week in Philadelphia.


7th Annual Philly Tech Week Begins

Deep-dive discussions, hackathons, a scavenger hunt for kids, the seventh annual Philly Tech Week begins, with the promise of “something for everyone.”


Hey Alexa, Do These Jeans Make Me Look Fat?

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FCC Chairman Frames His Plan For Internet As Boon For Privacy

The future of the Internet looks a lot like it did before 2015 — in the eyes of the new boss at the Federal Communications Commission.


Verizon Rolls Out Near-Gigabit Internet Speeds In Philadelphia

Verizon says it’s 20 times speedier Internet “than what most people have today.”


Paoli-Based Company Joins Pushback Against ‘Password For Entry’ Plan

Chester County-based privacy-protecting search engine DuckDuckGo is among more than two dozen companies and organizations behind a new push to stop a White House plan before it starts.


Data Breach At Major Hotel Chain Impacts 12 Locations In Philadelphia

A big hotel chain has come under attack by hackers intent on stealing data from credit and debit cards used by guests.


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The exercise, led by the Department of Energy, saw oil refineries in greater Philadelphia shut down by the fictitious attack.



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