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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Thousands Bring Style, Substance to Philadelphia’s Gay Pride Parade

Philadelphia was a lot more colorful on Sunday, with rainbow flags waving and confetti falling from floats along Market Street in Old City.

06/14/2015

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 08:  Jeremy Gaddis uses the Virtuix Omni, an omni-directional treadmill virtual reality gaming system with Oculus Rift, at the 2015 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 8, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 9 and is expected to feature 3,600 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to about 150,000 attendees.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Facebook’s Virtual Reality Company To Change Gaming And Movie World With Oculus Rift

Facebook’s virtual reality company’s headset promises to change the way you play video games and watch movies.

06/11/2015

(Protesters rally outside Philadelphia City Council chambers, calling for a cable franchise renewal deal with Comcast that is more favorable to the city and its citizens.  Photo by Ian Bush)

Demonstrators Urge Council To Press For Better Franchise Renewal with Comcast

A couple of dozen protesters, in matching red T-shirts, stood outside Council chambers, some holding signs calling on Comcast to “pay (its) fair share.”

06/11/2015

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Hackers Work To Improve Getting In And Around Philadelphia

Hackers usually land in the news for things like the breach that exposed the personal information of millions of government employees.

06/07/2015

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Governor Christie: Decision On Presidential Run Coming Soon

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says he’ll decide in the next few weeks whether a run for the White House is in the cards.

06/07/2015

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By The Numbers: The Perils Of Parking Illegally In Philadelphia

Since the beginning of 2012, nearly 4.9 million tickets have been doled out.

06/05/2015

Palestinian electricity company workers drag a power line many of which were destroyed following an earlier Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. (Credit: SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)

Temple Professor Aims To Solve Middle East Problems

Solving problems in the Middle East has never been a simple prospect, but that’s the goal for a Temple University professor who’s heading to Gaza and the West Bank.

06/04/2015

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Showtime Joins Growing List of TV Services Bypassing Cable via Direct Streaming

You’ll soon be able to watch the popular premium channel “Showtime” without paying the cable guy.

06/03/2015

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Apple Recalls Beats ‘Pill’ Speaker After Reports of Overheating

Under scrutiny is the Beats by Dr. Dre Pill XL: could its battery be a fire hazard?

06/03/2015

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Computers Containing Customer Data Stolen From Heartland Payment Systems

Thieves made off with 11 computers, four of which Heartland says may contain Social Security Numbers and bank account information used in payroll processing.

06/02/2015

A man shows Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system at the CeBIT technology fair in Hanover on March 15, 2015. (Credit: TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Windows 10 Gets A Release Date, Microsoft Pushes Free Upgrade Offer Right To Your Screen

More than 200,000,000 people still use Windows XP, despite Microsoft ending support for the operating system last year. But for those running newer versions of Windows, KYW tech editor Ian Bush reports the company is pushing a reminder to your screen of a free upgrade.

06/01/2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 28:  Google Photos director Anil Sabharwal announces Google Photos during the 2015 Google I/O conference on May 28, 2015 in San Francisco, California. The annual Google I/O conference runs through May 29.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Google Photos Offers Unlimited Storage For Free

What to do with all those digital photos on your phone, tablet, camera, and computer? Google has a solution for you, and it doesn’t cost a dime.

05/28/2015

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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

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