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

The seal of the Federal Communications Commission hangs inside the hearing room at the FCC headquarters February 26, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

FCC Votes To Approve ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules Reclassifying Internet As Public Utility

The Federal Communications Commission says city-owned broadband companies can expand and compete with commercial Internet providers.

02/26/2015

L-R: FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, Jessica Rosenworcel, and Michael O'Rielly during a meeting of the commissioners at the FCC in Washington, DC. File Photo. (Credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

FCC To Vote On Net Neutrality

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is taking the hard line after President Obama said, “I’m urging the Federal Communications Commission to do everything they can to protect net neutrality for everyone.”

02/26/2015

People take pictures of Pope Francis with their cell phones during a special audience for the Cassano allo Jonio diocese at the Vatican on February 21, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

When Pope Is In Philadelphia, ‘Can You Hear Me Now?’

Nearly two million people are expected to swarm Philadelphia for the Pope’s visit in September. Many will want to share the events from their phones in real-time. But will cell networks be able to handle all that traffic?

02/23/2015

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City: Upgrade Makes Philly 311 Smarter, More Social

Just like your smartphone alerts you when a software upgrade is available, the city is putting out the word that Philly 311 has gotten an overhaul. Officials say customers are getting a smarter, more social service.

02/18/2015

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Drexel Univ. Tapped By Army Reserve To Train Cybersecurity Specialists

Drexel University is being deployed to the front lines of the cybersecurity fight. The US Army Reserve has picked the school, along with a half-dozen others across the country, to train soldiers in the field of information warfare.

02/10/2015

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Report: Apple Looks To Improve TV Experience, Start Own Service

In the battle for your TV screen, Comcast and Verizon could have new competition.

02/06/2015

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Leveling The Internet Playing Field With Government Regulation: What The FCC’s Proposal Means For You

The head of the FCC has outlined his plan for the future of the Internet: it involves the government regulating the web like it does with phone service. The idea is not to let providers play favorites with sites, but how would it work in practice? KYW tech editor Ian Bush explains.

02/04/2015

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CHOP Doc: ‘The MMR Vaccine Doesn’t Increase Your Risk Of Autism. Not At All’

The anti-vaccine movement got a shot in the arm in the late 90s, when a medical journal published a paper claiming the Measles Mumps Rubella inoculation caused autism. It was discredited, but some people remain unconvinced by the science.

02/04/2015

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Temple Researchers Work To Arm Old Flu Drug Against New Threats

What if there were a way to fight the mutations that cause so much sickness each year? That’s what Temple University scientists are working on making a reality.

01/30/2015

Tam Minh Le.

Suspect in Double Murder at Schuylkill River Returned to Philadelphia Following Va. Arrest

Police sources tell KYW Newsradio that Tam Minh Le is in custody here after being extradited from Virginia.

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Microsoft Offering Free Windows 10, Many Other Features

Microsoft had some tricks up its sleeve at an event Wednesday to unveil Windows 10, which comes out later this year.

01/22/2015

HSI Philadelphia special agents seized nearly $1.2 million in cash from large-scale drug trafficker’s rental vehicle as it headed from Pennsylvania to California.

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Five Years In Prison For Delaware County Drug Smuggler

All told, Homeland Security Investigation Philadelphia seized more than $5 million in cash and property.

01/21/2015

(Angela Navarro wipes away a tear during a rally and vigil in support of her effort to remain in the United States with her family.   November 2014 file photo by John McDevitt)

Woman Who Sought Sanctuary From Deportation in a Phila. Church Gets Permission to Stay in U.S.

Angela Navarro spent nearly two months living at West Kensington Ministry church to avoid deportation.

01/15/2015

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Pa. Attorney General and Her Attorney Push Back Against Grand Jury Leak Probers

Kathleen Kane, a Democrat, said she’s disappointed by the process used to investigate her office and says an independent review would find that she’s done nothing wrong.

01/14/2015

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Phila.-Area Companies Make Strong Showing at Consumer Electronics Show

Start-ups and small businesses from the Philadelphia area have been making waves this week at the Consumer Electronics Show.

01/09/2015

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