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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Philadelphia Fire Officials Offer Safety Tips For Holiday Season

A timely reminder from the Philadelphia Fire Department.

12/08/2015

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App Helps Patients Get Home Delivery Of Medical Marijuana

You can use an app to order car service, so it should come as little surprise that there’s an app to get medical marijuana delivered to your door.

12/08/2015

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson (R) participates in a conversation with Defense One Executive Editor Kevin Baron at the District Architecture Center December 7, 2015 in Washington, DC. In the wake of mass shootings in Paris and San Bernardino, California, Johnson announced that the Department of Homeland Security will be replacing the National Terrorism Advisory System, or NTAS, with a system that will do a better job of informing the public about heightened security situations.

After San Bernardino Massacre, Changes Coming To Terror Alert System

“I believe that we need to do a better job of informing the public at large of what we’re seeing, removing some of the mystery about the global terrorist threat, what we’re doing about it, and what we’re asking the public to do.”

12/07/2015

Identity Theft

How To Prevent Kids From Being Victims Of Identity Theft

Educational toymaker VTech has revealed new details about the data breach that exposed the personal information of nearly five million parents and even more kids.

12/02/2015

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Philadelphia Shoppers Expected To Spend Less Than Most This Holiday Season

The official start to the holiday shopping season is nearly upon us, but just how eager are you to empty your wallet? It turns out Philadelphia is bucking this year’s national trend of spending more, according to a survey.

11/25/2015

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Philadelphia’s Newest Attraction Offers A Panoramic View Of The City And Beyond

Fifty-seven floors above 16th and Market Streets is Center City’s tallest — and newest — attraction: a panoramic view of Philadelphia and beyond.

11/24/2015

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ISIS-Run Computer Help Desk For Jihadis Uncovered

A terrorist monitoring group has uncovered a 24/7 “help desk” run by Islamic State for jihadis who have tech questions.

11/24/2015

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Bucks County Feeling The Pinch Of Budget Impasse

Five months and still no budget agreement in Pennsylvania between Governor Wolf and the legislature. Until that happens, Bucks County officials are vowing to cut the purse strings to Harrisburg.

11/19/2015

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Uber Fights $50M Fine Recommended By Pa. Judges

Uber could be on the hook for a $50 million fine, if a ruling in Pennsylvania stands.

11/18/2015

Bottles of 2015 Beaujolais Nouveau wine are displayed shortly after their arrival at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on October 31, 2015.  (Credit: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

Raising a Glass in Solidarity With Paris

This is the time of year when France marks the end of the grape harvest with a special wine release that’s celebrated by the rest of the world. Philadelphia is no exception — and after the attacks on Paris, raising a glass is one way to show solidarity.

11/18/2015

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New App Puts Paying For Phila. Parking Spots A Tap Away

Your smartphone could be a new line of defense against those dreaded parking tickets in Philadelphia. It’s thanks to a free app that’s being released this week by the same agency that doles out those violations.

11/17/2015

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Mother And Son Charged With Selling Drugs On The Main Line

A mother and son from Radnor Township, Delaware County have been arrested and charged with selling drugs to college students and others on the Main Line.

11/16/2015

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Lawmakers Speak Out On Renewed Push To Bring Broad Street Line To Navy Yard

Nearly a dozen lawmakers and other officials spoke in favor of the project in South Philadelphia this morning.

11/16/2015

The Atlantic City boardwalk. (Credit: Ashley Wolf)

Atlantic City’s Financial Future Uncertain After Christie’s Veto Of Rescue Bills

Atlantic City’s financial future remains uncertain, after Governor Chris Christie this past week conditionally vetoed a package of rescue bills that lawmakers passed in June.

11/15/2015

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Edward Snowden Offers Advice On How To Keep Communications Private

Edward Snowden’s name has become synonymous with the push toward privacy, ever since he started leaking classified details of government mass surveillance programs two years ago. And now he’s dispensing some advice on how best to safeguard your communications.

11/13/2015

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