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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A ‘Video Game’ For The Blind: Drexel Students Bring Paralympic Sport To The Screen

A fixture of the Paralympics is heading to the computer screen, thanks to Drexel University students: it’s a first-of-its-kind ‘video game’ that favors sound over sight.


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Free Wifi Coming To Philadelphia Neighborhood

A new wifi network is rolling out on Saturday in part of Philadelphia — and you won’t have to pay a dime to use it.


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Sunglasses, Sunscreen… Smartphone? App Puts Jersey Shore Beach Badges At Your Fingertips

This summer, several Jersey Shore towns are getting with the times: they’re offering beach badges by way of smartphone app.


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Drivers Benefit From Philadelphia Parking App Wars

A new app in Philadelphia signals the start of a different kind of ‘parking war’ — one that could save you a decent amount of cash when looking for a spot at a garage or surface lot in the city.


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When Drinking On The Job Is Part Of The Job

If your workplace is a booze-free zone, maybe you’re jealous of those creative types who get to kick back with a midday beer from the office cooler. But one Philadelphia-area app design researcher warns that kind of alcohol availability can lead to easy abuse.


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Jay Wright On Parade Turnout: ‘We Were Shocked’

“As we got closer and closer to City Hall, it just kept growing and growing,” said Wright.


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Villanova Championship Causes Boost in School Merch Sales, And Beyond

Business has been booming at Villanova’s bookstore since the big basketball win, but it’s not just the national championship-themed merchandise that’s providing a boost to the economy.


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Comcast Expands Reduced-Cost Internet Service

The company now is expanding the program to thousands more people in the city.


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Bucks County Drugmaker’s 3D-Printed Epilepsy Medication Hits Shelves

By Ian Bush PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A new medication made by a Bucks County company is now available for epilepsy patients. It’s different from every other pill behind the pharmacy counter. Spritam is 3D printed: […]


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Villanova Fans Treat Wildcats To Spirited Sweet 16 Sendoff

More than 100 fans gathered on campus this morning to cheer on the team as they departed for Kentucky on the road to college basketball’s national championship. 


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A Different Kind Of Driver’s Ed

Those who sign up might have the chance to get behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler.


WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 24:  Pope Francis waves to crowd from the balcony of the US Capitol building, after his address to a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress, September 24, 2015 in Washington, D.C.  Joining him are, ( L to R)Arch Bishop Joseph E. Kurtz, Vice President Joe Biden, Senate Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, House Speaker John Boehner Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader, Cardinal Donald Wuerl.
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Montco Priest Can Forgive Sins Once Reserved For Only The Pope

It’s part of the Pope’s Year of Mercy in the Church. Msgr. George Majoros is the parochial vicar at Sacred Heart in Bridgeport.


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Science Festival Urges Philly To Get Its Nerd On

Tickets are now available for the dozens of free and paid events that make up the nine-day Philadelphia Science Festival.


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Bucks County 9/11 Widow Makes New Push For Cockpit Security Gate

The Saracini Aviation Safety Act would force commercial airlines to install a secondary barrier, a wire-mesh gate, between the cockpit door and the cabin, so when the pilots need to use the bathroom or get food, the flight deck is protected.


MEMPHIS, TN - MARCH 27:  A fan hands over a ticket to be scanned before entering the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament South Regionals at the FedExForum on March 27, 2009 in Memphis, Tennessee.  (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)

Nova-Temple Session Proving Popular Aftermarket Ticket Seller

St Joe’s leaves this morning for Spokane, Washington, ahead of the Hawks’ first-round NCAA tournament game on Friday. This afternoon, Villanova and Temple will bus up to Brooklyn for their own contests at the end of the week. And it looks like the Wildcats and Owls will have plenty of hometown fans in their corner.




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