Stan Bush is an Emmy nominated journalist with a career that has followed some of the nation’s biggest stories.
Bush was in Oklahoma City following one of the largest tornadoes ever recorded. He reported from the destruction as rescuers looked for survivors. His stories aired on CBS This Morning and The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley.
In 2009, Bush was first to report behind evacuation lines as homes were destroyed in the Fourmile Canyon Fire. His reports on the state’s most destructive wildfires showed the volatile effects of Colorado’s historic droughts and firsthand accounts of limited warnings for residents.
He has reported from the middle of unfolding riots and live shootings. He covered the 2012 Aurora Theater shooting, where he was first to speak with emergency room doctors who were treating the victims.
His reports on science and the environment have been recognized by one of television’s most honored institutions. Bush’s coverage of an Ice Age discovery earned him a Heartland Emmy nomination. His documentary Colorado’s Mammoth Find also earned an Emmy nod.
In 2013 Bush was nominated for the Emmy’s again. His reports on grizzly bears in the Tetons and secret marijuana farms in California were also nominated.
Prior to joining CBS4 News at 10 he was the station’s Mountain Bureau Chief. He began his career as an anchor/reporter for KREX-TV in Grand Junction, Colorado. Before television, Bush was a reporter for the Skagway News, a stringer for The Juneau Empire, and a sportscaster for KHNS radio in Haines, Alaska.
Bush graduated from Syracuse University with degrees in Journalism and Political Science. He played wide receiver for the Syracuse Orangemen.
His wife is an author of fiction, publishing under the name Lisa McDivitt. They live in Denver.