Billy Bush

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Billy Bush
Born William Hall Bush
(1971-10-13) October 13, 1971 (age 47)[1]
New York City, New York, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Education Colby College
Occupation host of Access Hollywood (TV)
host of The Billy Bush Show (radio)
Spouse(s) Sydney Davis (m. 1998)
Children Josie, Mary and Lillie
Parent(s) Jonathan Bush and Josephine Bush
Relatives George H. W. Bush (uncle)
George W. Bush (cousin)
Jenna Bush Hager (cousin-once-removed)
Barbara Pierce Bush (cousin-once-removed)
Jeb Bush (cousin)
George P. Bush (cousin-once-removed)
Barbara Bush (aunt)

William Hall "Billy" Bush (born October 13, 1971) is an American radio and television host. He hosts The Billy Bush Show, a nationally syndicated radio show that airs throughout the U.S. through Dial Global. Bush is also the primary host of Access Hollywood, a syndicated entertainment-news show. He is also ambassador for Operation Smile.

Personal life

William Hall Bush was born in Manhattan, New York,[2] the son of Josephine (née Bradley) and Jonathan Bush. His father is the younger brother of the 41st President of the United States George H. W. Bush, making Billy the nephew of George H. W. Bush and cousin of the 43rd President of the United States George W. Bush. Bush attended St. George's School in Rhode Island,[1] and in 1994 he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Government from Colby College in Waterville, Maine,[1][3] where he was also a two-time captain of the college's men's lacrosse team.[4][5]

He resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Sydney Davis, whom he married on April 4, 1998, and their three daughters: Josephine "Josie", Mary and Lillie.[3][5] [6]


Bush began his career hosting the afternoon drive show on WLKZ-FM in New Hampshire, later moving to Washington, D.C., where he hosted the midday show on WARW-FM.[1] In March 1997, Bush joined WWZZ-FM (Z104) in D.C. as host of Billy Bush and the Bush League Morning Show, which aired until January 2001.[4] In January 2003, Billy hosted a short-lived NBC prime-time version of Let's Make a Deal.[1][4] He was also a correspondent for WNBC-TV's Today in New York morning show.[4][5]

Billy Bush joined Access Hollywood, a daily entertainment newsmagazine, as East Coast correspondent in December 2001. He was promoted to co-anchor in June 2004. Working at Access Hollywood he was present at high-profile red carpet events including the Golden Globes, Grammys, and Academy Awards, and hosted ABC's live pre-show for the 2004, 2005 and 2006 Academy Awards and the 2006 Emmy Red Carpet Special.

Bush was a reporter for NBC at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, and was the host for Access Hollywood's coverage of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino as well as the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. In addition, Bush hosted the reality competition Grease: You're the One that I Want! on NBC in 2007,[1] and stood in for Meredith Vieira for a week of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire shows on April 21–25, 2008.

He returned to radio with The Billy Bush Show, a nightly talk radio and entertainment interview show. It airs out of KBIG in Los Angeles and is syndicated by Westwood One. The show is written by Ryan Miller, and produced by Corrin Barlow, while Billy Bush along with Access Hollywood executive producer, Rob Silverstein, are the show's executive producers.[5] The show, which airs evenings Monday through Friday, focuses on the top entertainment stories and personalities in the news, and features celebrity guests and listener calls.

Bush co-hosted the Miss Universe pageant on four different occasions: in 2003 and 2004 with Daisy Fuentes; in 2005 with fellow Access Hollywood co-anchor Nancy O'Dell; and in 2009 with Claudia Jordan. He has also co-hosted the Miss USA pageant four times, with almost the same partners: in 2003 with Fuentes; 2004 and 2005 with O'Dell; and again in 2009, this time with Nadine Velazquez. After the 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards of 2008 were cancelled as a result of the 2007–08 Writers Guild of America strike, Bush co-hosted The 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards Announcement press conference with Nancy O'Dell on January 13, 2008.

Bush was named one of Esquire magazine's "10 Men" in July 2005.[5][7]

Since September 13, 2010 Bush has co-hosted the syndicated national daily entertainment talk show called Access Hollywood Live along with co-host Kit Hoover. This show is an sister show of Access Hollywood, with host chat of hot topics and celebrity live interviews. Both Billy and Kit traveled together to the UK to cover Prince William's wedding to Catherine Middleton as part of the NBC team coverage.

Bush had a small role as the voice of a newscaster in the 2014 Disney animated film Big Hero 6.

Bush is also a contributor to NBC's Today Show.


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  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 "About Billy Bush". "Westwood One/The Billy Bush Show". Retrieved 2009-10-05.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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Preceded by
Monty Hall
Host of Let's Make a Deal
Succeeded by
Wayne Brady
Preceded by
Nancy O'Dell with Pat O'Brien
Host of Access Hollywood with Nancy O'Dell
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Ali Landry and Deion Sanders
Miss USA host
with Daisy Fuentes (2003)
with Nancy O'Dell (2004-2005)
Succeeded by
Nancy O'Dell and Drew Lachey
Preceded by
Phil Simms with Daisy Fuentes
Host of Miss Universe
with Daisy Fuentes (2003-2004)
with Nancy O'Dell (2005)
Succeeded by
Nancy O'Dell with Carlos Ponce
Preceded by
Jerry Springer with Mel B
Host of Miss Universe
with Claudia Jordan 2009
Succeeded by
Bret Michaels and Natalie Morales