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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Tech Jobs: How Does Philadelphia Region Stack Up Against Rest Of Nation?

A new study finds workers in the technology industry across the country earn more than double the average annual salary of the rest of the private sector. But there are some stumbling blocks locally.

03/13/2016

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Local University’s App Puts Help One Touch Away

Can a smartphone make you safer? Villanova University thinks so, and is empowering students and staff with a free app that puts help one tap away.

03/13/2016

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New Lobby Group Seeks to Lift UberX and Lyft

The relationship between ride-hailing apps and Pennsylvania? It’s complicated.

03/10/2016

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FCC To Consider Expanding ‘Lifeline’ To Broadband

The plan sets a minimum speed and usage allowance for fixed and mobile broadband, and requires mobile voice to include unlimited minutes.

03/08/2016

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New Editions To The Family Of Amazon’s Personal Assistant ‘Alexa’

Amazon’s personal assistant, called Echo, has steadily gained smarts since it was released a little over a year ago.

03/04/2016

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Company Says Play-Doh All You Need To Break Into A Smartphone

If your phone knows your fingerprints, touching the sensor will open sesame.

03/04/2016

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New Development Project Planned For University City

It’s called Schuylkill Yards: a multi-billion development project in University City including eight new high-rises and a new public square along Market Street, just west of 30th Street.

03/02/2016

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Free Office Hours For Entrepreneurs In Need Of Startup Advice

Philadelphia’s bustling startup scene now has a faculty advisor, of sorts. He’s holding free office hours in University City over the next few months, and entrepreneurs are invited.

03/02/2016

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New Virtual Assistant App Launches

Hound understands complex requests, context, and more natural language.

03/01/2016

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New Electric Toothbrush Sees What You Don’t

It’s the next best thing to having a dental hygienist standing next to you at the bathroom mirror. The Oral-B Genius aims to make you one when it comes to your teeth.

03/01/2016

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New Study Pinpoints When You’re Most Vulnerable To Cyber Criminals

Computer criminals choose you make their attacks happen. A new study pinpoints the day of the week and even the hour when you’re most at risk.

02/24/2016

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Protests Planned In Center City, Across Country To Back Apple In Battle Against FBI

Rallies are planned at Apple stores in Philadelphia and across the country today in support of the tech giant and its fight against the FBI who wants apple to help them access the information on the iPhone of the San Bernardino gunman.

02/23/2016

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Samsung Unveils New Smartphone

Samsung has unveiled the latest in its Galaxy lineup at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and there’s a nice bonus for early adopters.

02/22/2016

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Philadelphia Law Firm Hosts Breakfast To Beat Computer Criminals

A free breakfast seminar this week in Philadelphia is designed to help businesses defend information — theirs and yours — from computer criminals.

02/21/2016

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Deadline For Drone Owners To Register With FAA Is Here

The government is warning it will begin cracking down on people who haven’t signed up.

02/19/2016

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