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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National Fart-In? Philadelphia Woman Organizes DNC Protest That’s A Real ‘Gas’

You will not want to be down wind from Cheri Honkala and company on the last night of the Democratic National Convention.

06/20/2016

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Drug Bust In Philly Lands 2 Accused Heroin Dealers Behind Bars

Thousands of hits of heroin destined for Philadelphia drug users never made it to the streets, thanks to a bust.

06/20/2016

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Toomey ‘Terror Gap’ Gun Plan Appears To Find Little Traction In Senate

“We’ve got two alternatives that are both flawed,” Toomey says.

06/16/2016

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Toomey On Need For New Restrictions On Guns: “It’s Time To Get Something Done”

Senate Democrats are refusing to give up the floor they’re filibustering to draw attention to what they say is the need for new restrictions on guns after the massacre in Orlando.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/15/2016

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Philadelphia Woman Shares Orlando Massacre Survivor Story

A young Southwest Philadelphia woman was among those trapped for hours by the gunman inside the Pulse Nightclub bathroom.

06/14/2016

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Net Neutrality Wins Victory In Federal Court

However, the fight isn’t over for either side.

06/14/2016

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How To Make Microsoft’s $26.2B Deal For LinkedIn Pay Off For You

Microsoft is paying $196 per share for LinkedIn, a 50% premium over the stock’s closing price on Friday.

06/13/2016

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Soccer’s Copa America Tournament Set To Begin In Philadelphia

Philadelphia hits the world soccer stage Thursday night with the arrival of Copa America play at Lincoln Financial Field.

06/08/2016

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Couch-Surfing Kids: Philadelphia’s ‘Invisible’ Homeless

Couches are popping up on sidewalks across Philadelphia this week. They look inviting, but they’re actually designed to help a particular group of people get off the cushions.

06/08/2016

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Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary To Seek Partnership With Local Catholic College

A major change of plans for Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood: consolidation is off the table; now, it appears the entire campus will be put up for sale.

06/07/2016

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Top Tech Gifts For Father’s Day

Father’s Day is June 19th. While dad might tell you he doesn’t need anything, there are some tech gifts he probably won’t mind being surprised with.

06/06/2016

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T-Mobile Thanks Customers With New Incentives

The latest marketing push from the country’s third-largest wireless carrier involves weekly thank-you gifts like free food and movies — and also ownership of a chunk of the company.

06/06/2016

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Senator Casey Supports ‘Sweeping’ LGBT Protections

Pennsylvania’s Bob Casey is among more than 40 Senate Democrats supporting the ‘Equality Act’

06/02/2016

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Philly’s Liberty Medal Awarded To Prominent Civil Rights Leader

‘Bloody Sunday’ is named in part for John Lewis.

06/02/2016

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