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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Philadelphia Joins Boston, Montreal In Hosting Baseball Hack Day This Saturday

KYW tech editor Ian Bush reports baseball fans are invited to geek out on Saturday in Center City.

03/26/2015

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New Ford System Reads Road Signs, Helping Driver Avoid Speed Traps

A new car offers relief from speeding tickets by paying attention to speed limit signs when the driver might not be.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

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Is There A Doctor On The Web? Internet Oversight Group Deciding On Future Of .Doctor Domain

Earning a medical degree is one way to be a doctor, but online it’s the only way — that is if an Internet regulator gets its way.

03/26/2015

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Police: Teens Facing Charges In Murder Of Dog-Walker In West Philly

Police charged one 15-year-old boy in connection with the murder last Thursday of a man walking his dog in West Philadelphia, and a second 15-year-old, the alleged triggerman, surrendered to authorities early Friday morning.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015

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Google Helps Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Preserve Trove of Its Works Online

It’s the latest addition to the online Google Cultural Institute, an effort by the digital info company to capture significant artworks for all the world to share.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015

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New Domain Lets You Tell The Web You Think Something ‘Sucks’

There’s a new kind of Internet address that likely will appeal to those with grievances to air.

03/19/2015

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Could You Soon Choose Apple As Your TV Provider?

KYW tech editor Ian Bush reports it’s the latest planned offering for cable cord-cutters.

03/17/2015

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FiOS Subscribers Are Waking Up This Morning Without The Weather Channel

Verizon says you don’t need Jim Cantore or Sam Champion to tell you what it’s going to do outside when there are so many other ways to get the weather.

03/11/2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 9: The new Apple Watch is seen on display after an Apple special event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 9, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Apple Inc. announced the new MacBook as well as more details on the much anticipated Apple Watch, the tech giant's entry into the rapidly growing wearable technology segment as well (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

Apple Watch Launches In April

Apple’s new device makes calls, checks email, and lets you use apps. Sounds like an iPhone — but this touch screen is strapped to your wrist. KYW tech editor Ian Bush reports it comes out late next month.

03/09/2015

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Smartphones Could Make It Easier To Pay With a Credit Card When Traveling Out Of The Country

Paying with a credit card while traveling outside of the country isn’t always a seamless experience, but one company says your smartphone could make it much easier.

03/08/2015

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FCC Votes To Approve ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules Reclassifying Internet As Public Utility

The Federal Communications Commission says city-owned broadband companies can expand and compete with commercial Internet providers.

02/26/2015

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FCC To Vote On Net Neutrality

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is taking the hard line after President Obama said, “I’m urging the Federal Communications Commission to do everything they can to protect net neutrality for everyone.”

02/26/2015

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When Pope Is In Philadelphia, ‘Can You Hear Me Now?’

Nearly two million people are expected to swarm Philadelphia for the Pope’s visit in September. Many will want to share the events from their phones in real-time. But will cell networks be able to handle all that traffic?

02/23/2015

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City: Upgrade Makes Philly 311 Smarter, More Social

Just like your smartphone alerts you when a software upgrade is available, the city is putting out the word that Philly 311 has gotten an overhaul. Officials say customers are getting a smarter, more social service.

02/18/2015

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Drexel Univ. Tapped By Army Reserve To Train Cybersecurity Specialists

Drexel University is being deployed to the front lines of the cybersecurity fight. The US Army Reserve has picked the school, along with a half-dozen others across the country, to train soldiers in the field of information warfare.

02/10/2015

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