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Bill Tush

Bill Tush (1948- ) is an American news journalist and humorist.

Biography

Bill Tush's career began as a radio DJ in 1965 in Latrobe, PA as a morning host for the Mid Morning Polka Party. His radio career landed him in Atlanta, GA in 1974 where he would eventually join Ted Turner at his struggling local television station, WTCG Channel 17. As WTCG changed to Superstation WTBS, Bill became a jack of many trades at the station doing everything from commercial spokesman, movie host and reading the news at 3am where Turner jokingly commented, "we have a 100% share at this time". Bill would often read the news with his co-anchor Rex, a German Shepard in shirt and tie.

Bill was given his own show in 1980 by Ted Turner simply called "Tush". The cast included such newcomers as Designing Women’s Jan Hooks and was a one hour comedy skit show. The show ceased production one year later and then Bill took off to Hollywood to host a new entertainment show, People Now, on the new CNN channel. Bill was made Sr entertainment correspondent for CNN in 1993 and relocated to NYC to host Showbiz Today.

Bill retired from Turner Broadcasting System to pursue other interests including writing and producing in 2003. Bill returned to Atlanta, GA.

Filmography

  • "Down To Earth" television show as a news reporter
  • "Showbiz Today"
  • "Tush"

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