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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20 hours ago

Apple CEO: DACA Is ‘Biggest Issue Of Our Time’

Sounding more like a country’s chief executive, Tim Cook says he feels he — and Apple — have a responsibility to speak up.

21 hours ago

Philadelphia’s Puerto Rican Community Mobilizes To Help Their Homeland

“The hurricane is going to be devastating,” said State Rep. Angel Cruz. “So we Latino leaders got together.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/19/2017

Delaware County Police Dog’s Nose Knows Hidden Child Porn

A new four-legged friend to police in Delaware County is one of only a few across the country trained to sniff out crimes against children.

09/13/2017

T-Mobile Offers Free Netflix To Family Plan Subscribers

Netflix for free: it sounds like a nice deal, and one wireless provider hopes it’s good enough to make you switch (or stay). 

09/06/2017

Officials: Mysterious Jets Over Philly Were Actually Saudi Arabian Aircraft

A spokesperson for the FAA told KYW Newsradio on Monday that the group of jets flying in formation was a “military operation.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/29/2017

Suspect In Deadly Center City Hit-And-Run Surrenders To Police

Alongside his lawyer, 35-year-old Brendon Hay surrendered at police headquarters — blocks from the crime scene at 13th & Race

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/29/2017

Web Hosting Company Claims ‘Clear Victory’ For Online Privacy In Fight Over Anti-Trump Site

Both the feds and the web hosting company they targeted can claim victory in the investigation into DisruptJ20.org.

08/24/2017

Ancient Artifacts Meet Modern Technology In Exhibit Coming To Franklin Institute

Your smartphone serves as a time machine as part of an exhibition coming September 30th to the Franklin Institute.

08/24/2017

Shore-Based Provider Beams Internet, TV To Absecon Island Homes

If you call Longport, Margate, Ventnor, or southern Atlantic City home, Hammer Fiber wants to be your connection.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/22/2017

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Kevin Hart Featured On Fortune’s 40 Under 40 List

Recognition for a funny Philly guy who’s become a media mogul.

08/17/2017

Styx To Stage Concert Streamed Live To Hearing Aids

A concert next week in central Jersey gives a different meaning to ‘Live Aid.’

08/17/2017

Hot New Food Options Available At The Linc This Season

You might do well to have some milk on hand if you’re at Lincoln Financial Field for an Eagles game this season.

08/17/2017

American Airlines Announces More Non-Stop Flights From PHL

Zurich, Budapest, and Prague soon will be closer than ever to Philadelphia.

08/16/2017

Thousands March Through Philadelphia To Condemn White Supremacy

Broad Street in Center City is the site for a planned anti-racist march and rally Wednesday night.

08/16/2017

Fight Over Fees: Federal Judge Rules Lawsuit Against Comcast Can Proceed

Comcast is being sued over what lawyers call a “massive bait-and-switch scheme.”

08/16/2017

Feds Look To Get IP Addresses Of People Who Visited An Anti-Trump Website

The Department of Justice served the site’s hosting company, DreamHost, with a search warrant, ordering it to provide IP addresses of visitors and other identifying information.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/15/2017

South Philadelphia Social Club Makes Top 10 List Of New Restaurants In US

It’s a South Philly establishment open only to members, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a table.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/15/2017

Some Government Cold War Contingency Plans Still Apply In Case Of Nuclear Attack

From ‘duck and cover’ to ‘fire and fury’: as North Korea and the US exchange nuclear threats, some of our government’s Cold War contingency plans still apply.

08/09/2017

Source: Here’s A Look At The New iPhone 8

The latest scoop from the Center City-based technology journalist is causing a lot of buzz among Apple fans. 

08/09/2017

Feds Reveal Fees Charged By Teen Accused of Threatening Schools, Jewish Centers

For $30, the federal affidavit says, 18-year-old Michael Kadar offered to email a bomb threat to a school.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/08/2017

Back-To-School Tech Doesn’t Have To Break The Bank

Heading off to class doesn’t have to be a drag — especially if you have new gear in tow.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/07/2017

T-Mobile Introduces New Discounted, Unlimited Plan For People 55+

If you’re of a certain age, one wireless company has a discount that might just appeal to you. 

08/07/2017

Woman Accused Of Fatally Shooting Partner In Face

Prosecutors say Laura Bluestein shot her spouse, 29-year-old Felicia Dormans, in the face.

08/07/2017

PA Congressman Puts Forth Bill On Self-Driving Tech

Automakers and technology firms are full speed ahead on self-driving technology.

08/05/2017

Report: T-Mobile ‘Clear Winner’ Among Wireless Providers In Philly

OpenSignal tracked more than five billion measurements from a couple hundred thousand devices whose owners downloaded the app.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/02/2017

New Technology Looks To Prevent Sleeping Behind The Wheel

Several automakers and companies are offering systems designed to detect and correct the problem of falling asleep at the wheel.  

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/01/2017

The Great American Eclipse: What You’ll See In Philadelphia, Elsewhere

Get ready for a spectacle in the sky later this month: August 21st brings a total eclipse of the sun, the first in 99 years to cross the U.S. from coast to coast.

07/31/2017

New Electric Car Features Single Pedal

The 2018 Nissan Leaf does have a traditional setup with brake and accelerator pedals, but that gas can do double duty.

07/31/2017

Penn Grad Students Keep A Smart Eye On Philly Bridges

Philadelphia has a dubious distinction: it’s home to the 15 most-traveled structurally-deficient bridges in Pennsylvania.

07/27/2017

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