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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FCC To Consider Mandating TV Set-Top Box Competition

A vote by the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday in favor of the plan would open the matter for public discussion and rules mandating open standards for the technology.

02/18/2016

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Rowan University Approves Inspira Hospital Land Deal

A hundred acres of farmland in Gloucester County could become South Jersey’s next hospital, under a plan approved by the property owner, Rowan University.

02/17/2016

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Bank Branches Getting Digital Makeovers

As more of us take our finances online, some companies are closing brick-and-mortar locations or shutting down drive-thru window service. Others are giving their branches a digital makeover.

02/11/2016

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One Step Closer To Driverless Cars As Federal Safety Regulators Weigh In On Google Proposal

There’s no one behind the wheel, and that just might be OK. Transportation safety regulators tell Google that the computer at the helm of its car could be considered a driver under federal law.

02/10/2016

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Drexel Students Get Expert Lesson On Conservation, Climate Change In Central Africa

Several top biodiversity researchers from that region spoke with students ahead of a major scientific symposium later this week in Washington, DC.

02/10/2016

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Registration Website Now Open For Democratic National Convention Volunteers

The registration website is now open for business for those who want to volunteer when the Democratic National Convention comes to Philadelphia this summer.

02/09/2016

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Study: ‘Digital Divide’ Doesn’t Reflect Reality

The ‘digital divide’ is a common term for the inequality between those who have the Internet and those who don’t.

02/07/2016

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Workshop Aims To Help Small Businesses Increase Online Presence For DNC And Beyond

Organizers of the Democratic National Convention expect a $350 million boost to the local economy when the event happens this July.

02/03/2016

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Family Friendly Car Tech Among Innovations On Display At Philadelphia Auto Show

The Philadelphia Auto Show which continues through Sunday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center has become as much a place to see new technology as is it to find your next ride.

02/02/2016

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NTSB Releases Documents In Deadly Amtrak Crash Investigation

In his first interview with the NTSB, Amtrak 188 engineer Brandon Bostian tells investigators that his last memory from that night was “turning on the bell” while “approaching and passing the platforms in North Philadelphia.”

02/01/2016

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High Tech Snowstorm: PennDOT Tests Tracking System In Several Dozen Trucks

Call it snowplow vouyerism. PennDOT has just started testing a tracking system in several dozen trucks that will let you see what roads they’ve cleared and when.

01/22/2016

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Drexel Students Vie To Design Transportation Of The Future

Imagine traveling hundreds of miles in a fraction of the time and money it takes to get from here to there by plane or train. That’s the idea behind Hyperloop, in which you’re whisked between cities in a low-pressure tube.

01/20/2016

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Stiff Penalty For Philadelphia Funeral Home Director Accused Of Improperly Storing Human Remains

State officials have ordered Janet Powell-Dailey to give up her funeral director and supervisor licenses and to pay $300,000.

01/19/2016

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Vending Machines Get “Smart” With 46-Inch Touchscreens

As long as it keeps your favorite food and drink in stock, and actually delivers the item that you’ve paid for, you’re probably satisfied with your nearest vending machine.

01/19/2016

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Supermarket Of The Future May Be Here Sooner Than You Think

If not much has changed at your grocery store since the advent of self-checkout and gas points, brace yourself.

01/18/2016

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