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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.

He lives (in a pool house — naturally!) in Wayne, Pa., where he enjoys the more leisurely pace of aquatics — and life.

Connect with Ian Bush on Twitter: @ianthebush

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Expert Shares Tips To Help Keep Allergens Out Of Your Home

Chris Bobbit, Vice President at Mark Group, an energy efficiency consultancy based at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia, says the basement and attic are frequent offenders.

05/07/2014

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After Target Breach, Push Toward More Secure Credit Cards Seen As Inadequate

But some security analysts wonder if the push toward chip-and-PIN technology is already too little, too late.

05/05/2014

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Local Student Redesigns The Asthma Inhaler

Asthma inhalers haven’t changed much over the decades, but a Drexel student has come up with a way that could revolutionize how people manage the disease.
Step one: redesign the inhaler.

05/04/2014

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Delco-Based Software Company Adds Autism-Spectrum Employees

Software giant SAP, based in Delaware County, Pa., is welcoming five new employees — people on the autism spectrum.

05/01/2014

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FCC Boss Defends Proposed Rule Canceling Internet ‘Neutrality’

“Reports that we’re gutting the open Internet are incorrect,” said FCC chairman Tom Wheeler to the annual gathering of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association.

04/30/2014

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Google Stops Scanning Content of Certain Sensitive Customer Groups

More than 30 million students and teachers use Gmail as part of the free “Apps for Education” service.

04/30/2014

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New Study Points To Problems And Solutions Training Next Generation For Tech Jobs

STEM is one of the buzziest acronyms in education, but there’s a lot to all the talk about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. A new study finds some critical shortfalls in the Philadelphia area, but also points to some solutions.

04/29/2014

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Septa Hopes To Begin Rollout of New Fare Collection Systems By Yearend

Septa riders are still waiting on the agency’s long-promised plans to modernize its fare collection system.

04/28/2014

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FCC To Consider New “Net Neutrality” Rules

The FCC next month will consider a new proposal that opens up an express lane for web companies that pay more.

04/23/2014

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Group of State College Residents Plan New Statue of Joe Paterno

Fans of the late Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno are planning to commission a new bronze statue of him, and place it across from the school.

04/23/2014

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Case That Could Change The Way We Watch TV

KYW tech editor Ian Bush reports the startup at the center of the fight is planning to expand to Philadelphia.

04/22/2014

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Supreme Court Considers Case That Could Change The Way We Watch TV

A case that goes before the Supreme Court today pits a web startup against broadcast companies in a fight that could shape the future of television.

04/22/2014

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Beau Biden Eyes 2016 Run For Delaware Governor

Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden has higher aspirations. He plans a run for the governor’s office in 2016.

04/17/2014

From left: Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.); Congressman Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.) (Credit: Ian Bush)

Cybersecurity Panel Holds Congressional Field Hearing In Univ. City

The gavel came down on a Congressional hearing this morning, but it was in University City, not Capitol Hill, where the House Homeland Security subcommittee on cybersecurity called witnesses to testify on protecting our personal information.

04/16/2014

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Lighter, Slimmer Laptop Power Adapter Nears Release

A device we highlighted as one of the best of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show is getting closer to reality.

04/16/2014

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