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Big Budah is the features reporter for Fox 13's Good Day Utah and Live at Eleven. Prior to joining Fox 13, he worked in local radio and has appeared in a number of feature films.

He describes himself as a "fat guy with a mic and he'll do almost anything to make someone smile.

Budah and his wife are the proud parents of five children. He has learned that if his family laughs at his antics, so will anyone else.

Off-camera, he is the same guy you see during his live shots on Fox 13. And if you can't tell, he loves life as much as he loves his job.

Budah loves food and sports. He spends his spare time coaching his kid's sports teams. Before Budah joined the FOX13 Good Day Utah team, viewers will remember him from his radio career in Salt Lake City. He has been on Clear Channel's KISN 97 as well as Millcreek's Power 107.9 and U92.

Prior to his radio career in Salt Lake, Budah was also doing radio in northern California.

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    Big Budah’s blog: Hanging out in Hawaii

    What an amazing week! It is the first time that I have had to work out-of-state in a long while, and of all places and locations I am working in Hawaii. A lot of things have happened to me that kind of speak to my progress along this Losing for Life weight-loss journey. I was able to fly on an airplane without a seat belt extension, and I was also able to open up the foldout tray in front of […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Ready for some football

    I thought by this time this week things would’ve been easier, however moving into a house is one thing and unpacking is another. It is a good feeling to finally be moved and to start getting the house situated. My wife told me that this is the most she has seen me do and move around without ever having to take a break or with some sort of food in my hands… the weight loss is showing itself in literally […]

  • Dig It! AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour back in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY – The AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour is back in Utah for the second straight year. World class athletes and Olympians are battling it out over the weekend for prize money. The action in Liberty Park will be surrounded by a family-friendly beach part atmosphere. Walsh Jennings/Ross take the match over Flint/Larson 21-14 21-14 on the first day of at #AVPSLC http://t.co/yT5jhw6F1A— AVP (@avpbeach) August 08, 2014 Friday, August 8 (Main Draw) 9:30 am: Gates Open 10:00 […]

  • Big Budah is swimming with sharks at Weber County Fair

    OGDEN, Utah – The Weber County Fair is rumored to be something Jawsome and Big Budah is there to check it out. You can catch all the action at the Weber County Fairgrounds through Saturday, Aug. 9. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for students, $2 for children and 5 and younger are free. MORE: Get all the details on the Weber County Fair here  

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    Big Budah’s blog: 180 degrees later, more energetic than ever

    This week has been very busy, and with so much going on I had no time for working out. Actually, I got work my workout by moving from one house to another. We were painting, cleaning, washing and all kinds of stuff like that… It felt good to be able to contribute more than I could in the past. This time I was carrying furniture from the downstairs to the main floor and from the upstairs to the main floor–all […]

  • Giddy Up! Big Budah checks out Wasatch County Fair and rodeo

    HEBER CITY, Utah – Big Budah is checking out the Wasatch County Fair in Heber City. The fair starts Wednesday with a country market and carnival at 4 pm. The fair continues through Aug. 2. There’s a full schedule of events including the mountain valley stampede rodeo.

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    Big Budah’s blog: Keeping busy on Pioneer Day

    Wow, what an eventful week! There was a lot going on, especially with it being a holiday weekend with Pioneer Day. First of all, I have no complications with my health and everything is going well with my exercise. I started Pioneer Day off working, covering and featuring the parade–which gave me a chance to hang out with Liahona Band, see the video below for their performance. So it was good friends, good food, good times. To add to the […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Until we meet again

    This week has been an emotional week. I was able to participate in the 2014 Aloha Golf Classic to help in the fight against breast cancer, and I had the opportunity to spend time with my family and have one last dinner with my daughter, Jordyn–at least for eighteen months. Jordyn left for the Philippines to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was an emotional goodbye at the airport, but I was […]

  • Big Budah goes prehistoric with dinosaurs at Jurassic Quest

    SANDY, Utah – Big Budah is going prehistoric with dinosaurs at Jurassic Quest in Sandy. It is an exhibit with mechanical dinos at the Southtowne Expo Center Saturday and Sunday. Jurassic Quest Southtowne Expo Center 9575 S State St. Sandy, UT 84070 Saturday, July 19 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday, July 20 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

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    Big Budah’s blog: Chilly challenges raise funds to fight cancer

    A busy week it was. I had my 18-month check up with Doctors Cottam and Richards at BMI Utah, but I won’t tell you the details because Tamara is going present it in a story next week, and I don’t want to steal her thunder. I’ll make sure the story makes it to my blog once it airs. I am proud to say that I was able to pull off three ice challenges during the morning show while featuring the […]

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    Big Budah’s Blog: Family time and helping the hungry

    This week was a busy one indeed. I went to Lake Tahoe for the Lewis Family reunion and got to reconnect with cousins and nephews and nieces. I was able to play a round of golf with my cousins to help raise money for the Utah Food Bank in their annual Drive Out Hunger Charity Golf Tournament. I was able to get up and down the course with little or no difficulty, thanks in big part to the weight I’ve […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Signing on for more

    This week has been a blur with all the kinds activities. I went fishing with my son for the first time for both of us, and it was a blast. I celebrated my birthday with close friends at the Lionel Richie concert. I had an all-nighter with my lil brother Lu before he went back to Hawaii. I helped pass out FatBoy ice cream sandwiches for a kids’ carnival. I was even actively contemplating terms of a new contract before […]


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