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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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Anti-Surveillance Movement Reaching Biggest Players on the Internet

Internet denizens are taking a stand against suspicionless surveillance.

06/05/2014

Apple Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi speaks during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference at the Moscone West center on June 2, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Tim Cook kicked off the annual WWDC which is typically a showcase for upcoming updates to Apple hardware and software. The conference runs through June 6.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple Touts iOS8 Features At Conference

It’s not hardware but instead software that Apple is talking up during its developers conference in San Francisco. A free update is coming this fall for Mac desktops and laptops.

06/02/2014

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App Sends Victims A “Theftie” To Help Catch Smartphone Snatchers

A new feature on a popular mobile security app takes a novel approach in the fight against smartphone theft.

05/29/2014

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44 Arrested For Cocaine Trafficking in Chester County, Pa.

DA Tom Hogan says the operation, dubbed “Operation Spider Web,” netted $60 million worth of coke with a street value several times greater, from a Mexican cartel running a 20-year business out of a house in East Marlbourogh Township.

05/28/2014

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Notorious Computer Hacker Freed From Prison After Donning ‘White Hat’

“He was arrested back in the middle of 2011,” says CNET editor-at-large Tim Stevens, “and basically the next day turned and started to help them identify some of the major hackers they wanted to bring down.”

05/27/2014

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Apple Looks To Your Home For Its Next Big Thing

Next Monday, Apple will unveil its latest products on stage in San Francisco. But already we’re getting a sense of what the company has up its sleeve — and it has to do with where you live.

05/27/2014

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Local Privacy-Protecting Website Hits A Billion Searches In Last Year

The little search engine from Chester County that could’ has really come into its own: DuckDuckGo hit a billion searches last year in the fallout from NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s revelations.

05/25/2014

Ed Sheeran's hit single 'Sing' is high on many people's 'Song of the Summer' list. (Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Industry Experts Handicap This Year’s Song Of The Summer

Some of the top contenders will play at Philly’s Fourth of July Jam on the Parkway: there’s Ed Sheeran, with ‘Sing'; the newest single from Nicki Minaj, ‘Pills N Potions,’ and Ariana Grande, with ‘Problem.’

05/23/2014

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Under The Knife Too Often: Study Finds Local Hospitals Perform Many Unnecessary C-Sections

Caesarean sections are one of the most common surgical procedures and generally are very safe. But, a new study raises concerns that too many moms-to-be are subjected to C-sections.

05/09/2014

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South Jersey Woman Defends Posting Video of Her Own Abortion Procedure

Emily Letts, a counselor at a South Jersey women’s health center, says her video is a virtual way to hold the hand of any woman who’s confronted with an unexpected pregnancy.

05/07/2014

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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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