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

Photo of a connected car dashboard. (Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Apple And Google Driving Together Behind The Wheel

You can thank General Motors for driving the detente.

05/28/2015

Paul Kotler and his mother, Melinda. (Credit: Ian Bush)

Competition Pits Tech Developers Against Disability Challenges

There are just a few weeks of tinkering to go for some Philadelphia-area developers competing in a worldwide $100,000 challenge.

05/28/2015

Joy fist-bumps Alex with her new hand. (Credit: Ian Bush)

Giving Children a Hand is a School Project – And Then Some – For Chester County Students

Westtown seniors Casey Dech, Alex Nunes, and Xan Lorimer — under the guidance of faculty advisor Steve Compton — created a mechanically-activated hand for Joy, printed using the 3-D facility at Nemours DuPont Pediatrics.

05/27/2015

(Wesley Berg of the Denver Pioneers controls the ball as Adam DiMillo of the Maryland Terrapins checks him in the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse championship at Lincoln Financial Field.  Photo by Mitchell Leff/ Getty Images)

Eyes of Collegiate Lacrosse World on Philadelphia Area For NCAA Championships

The Maryland men were taking on the University of Denver at Lincoln Financial Field, with the NCAA championship on the line. Denver won, 10-5.

05/25/2015

Maroon 5's ‘This Summer’s Gonna Hurt’ is one possibility for song of summer. (Photo credit: David Becker/Getty Images)

Do Contenders for ‘Song of the Summer’ Strike a Chord with You?

Last year, you couldn’t escape ‘Fancy’. What will be the song of the summer this time around?

05/22/2015

Pango App

Phila. Parking Authority OKs Pay-By-Smartphone App

The board of the Philadelphia Parking Authority has given a thumbs-up to a system called Pango, a free smartphone app that allows you to feed the meter (or kiosk) with your cell phone.

05/21/2015

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Jay-Z’s Music Streaming Service Aims For More Ears Ahead Of Made In America

The first tickets are earmarked for subscribers to the rapper’s fledgling music streaming service — called Tidal.

05/21/2015

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Drexel University Researchers Advising FAA Drone Regulators

Drexel researchers and students are part of the team advising the feds on what to do about unmanned aircraft.

05/19/2015

A SmartPlate (credit: Ian Bush)

Plate Can See When Eyes Are Bigger Than Stomach

Maybe you’re trying to lose weight, or control diabetes or high blood pressure. Or maybe you’re an athlete looking for ways to improve performance. A Philadelphia-based startup wants to help by adding technology to your table.

05/04/2015

(photo courtesy University City Science Center)

Tiny Particles Are Big Business For Univ. City Company

It’s tough to wrap your brain around something so miniscule it’s a thousand times smaller than a human hair. But when it comes to these nanoparticles, visualizing and measuring them can be a matter of life and death. That’s where a company based at the University City Science Center comes in.

04/25/2015

Dr. Stephen Tang, President and CEO of the University City Science Center. (Photo courtesy of the Science Center)

​Science Is A 24/7 Pursuit In University City

Apple. Google. Microsoft. Each has roots in a garage: the stuff of legend for innovators from which University City Science Center is drawing inspiration.

04/24/2015

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$45 Billion Comcast, Time Warner Cable Merger Officially Dropped

Comcast has officially dropped its $45 billion takeover bid of Time Warner Cable.

04/24/2015

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Report: Comcast Canceling Its Time-Warner Cable Merger

Bloomberg News is citing “people with knowledge of the matter” in its report that Comcast is “planning to walk away” from the deal.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/23/2015

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Google Announces Cell Phone Service

Google is getting into the wireless game — announcing cell phone service it hopes will entice AT&T and Verizon Wireless customers to jump ship.

04/22/2015

(Alex Rivera and  Simon Indrele, holding 3D-printed figurines of themselves.  Photo by Ian Bush)

3D Printing, Serious and Not So, Gets Spotlight During Philly Tech Week

How about a 3D model of your face for $25, or a full-body statuette for $125? A center city company can do it.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

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