Named as one of Esquire magazine's "10 Men," Billy Bush is anchor of the nationally syndicated daily entertainment newsmagazine, Access Hollywood, which is now in its 17th season and provides the most fun, smart and comprehensive coverage of entertainment news and personalities on television.
Bush joined Access Hollywood as East Coast correspondent in December 2001, was promoted as co-anchor in June 2004, and became anchor in 2009.
Through his role at Access Hollywood, Bush has covered countless high-profile red carpet events including the Golden Globes, Grammys, and Academy Awards as well as hosted ABC's live pre-show for the 2004, 2005 and 2006 Academy Awards and NBC’s live pre-show for the 2010 Emmy Awards. In addition, he has reported the Olympic games for NBC since 2004.
Bush began in radio and returned to his roots in April 2008 with the launch of The Billy Bush Show, a nationally syndicated talk and music radio show with Dial Global. The show, which airs evenings Monday-Friday, focuses on the top entertainment stories and personalities in the news and features celebrity guests and listener calls and has a weekly audience of 11 million listeners. The show can be heard in 128 markets across America including New York City and Los Angeles.
Bush is also co-host of the new daytime entertainment news talk show Access Hollywood Live, now in its third season. The syndicated daily live show provides viewers with the latest celebrity dish, pop-culture, Hollywood happenings and daily news. A spin-off of the hit entertainment newsmagazine, Access Hollywood, Access Hollywood Live, debuted in September 2010, and was featured in Entertainment Weekly’s coveted ‘Must List’ as the magazine called hosts Billy Bush and Kit Hoover a “refreshingly hilarious duo."
Billy Bush's Weekend Countdown is also on the airwaves, counting down the week's top 30 songs in a four-hour segment. In addition to radio, Dial Global is home to Billy Bush's official website, BillyBushShow.com, an archival site where you can hear old interviews and see videos of interviews with celebrities.
Bush is also involved in philanthropic endeavors as he has served on Operation Smile's Board of Governors for over six years, a non-profit organization whose mission it is to repair childhood facial deformities, while building public and private partnerships that advocate for sustainable healthcare systems for children and families. In addition, Bush proudly serves on the Board of Directors for the Lollipop Theater Network, a non-profit organization that arranges private screenings of newly released movies for children suffering from debilitating illnesses. These children are usually confined to hospitals or other secluded environments, preventing them from going to movie theaters.
Bush earned a bachelor's degree in international studies and government at Colby College in Maine, where he was a two-time captain of the men's lacrosse team. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Sydney, their three daughters, two cats and two dogs.
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