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.

Recent Articles
  • Big Budah at Dosecc Fabrication where a Jeep can crawl sideways

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah is known for places like the Slickrock Trail and the Burr Trail, but to explore them, it pays to have a very good 4X4 vehicle. Sometimes a stock model right off a showroom floor won’t get the job done, so there’s a cottage industry to make Jeeps and other four wheel drives rugged enough to survive what Utah’s back country has to offer. Dosecc Fabrication specializes in creating rock-dodgers that can tilt, climb and maneuver […]

  • Big Budah’s blog: Loving life and playing Cupid

    February may be the shortest month of the year, but it has been full of activity and busy-ness that 170 lbs ago was taxing on my body and energy. Having the energy to complete all my family, volunteer, and fun activities is an exact result of my weight loss, so, to me, less weight means the ability to do more stuff. Celebrity Friends It has been a long while since I have seen my friends who are celebrities in David […]

  • Big Budah’s blog: Road trips and date night with energy to spare

    Road trips: No problem anymore! This month started with a quick family trip to pick up my younger son, who had gone to Idaho to visit my sister and her husband and their children. My youngest brother Lu was the only one living out of town in Hawaii, but now another sibling is out of state and even though it is for great reasons, not having all of my family around is something I’m trying to get used to. In […]

  • Big Budah’s blog: Christmas with family and reflecting on 10 years’ progress

    What a busy holiday season! When people learn that I am taking time off from work, the most asked question is: “Where are you going?” I do like to travel, but more than that I love to spend time with my family and have a great stay-cation. This month’s blog falls into several categories: 10-year change I recently ran in to Jesse, who ten years earlier took a picture with me at the Hogle Zoo. As the new photo above […]

  • Big Budah’s blog: Husband and wife both Losing for Life

    The holiday season is definitely upon us. This Thanksgiving allowed me to remember the things that are important to me and what helps me continue to want to do better with my health and well-being for me and my family. The holidays can be tough if you are apart from your family. This year I had to say goodbye to my sister Violet and her husband Lafu and their kids as they moved to Idaho. Saying goodbye to my namesake […]

  • Big Budah’s blog: Frightening family fun

    What a hectic month with yet another setback to my workout regimen due to a minor injury. With that said, I am happy to report that I’ll be back at the gym Monday, so I need to dial the intensity back a little to ensure I can get to the gym and keep working out. I am very lucky to have the continued support of people who have been where I have been and where I want to go. Props […]

  • Big Budah’s blog: Feeling grateful for family

    I have had so many instances this month that have given me good reason to pause and be grateful for all that I have and who I have in my life, even if it is via my daily work assignments. As far as my health, I have had to take a few frustrating weeks off due to a lower back injury from weightlifting and have had to enlist the help of Tau Fuel Meal Prep because I have been struggling […]

  • Big Budah’s blog: Reuniting with family and trying a new diet

    I took a few days off from work at the start of August to attend my Family Reunion, and it has invigorated me and renewed my sense of belonging and spirit of kinship. Being with my baby brother Lu, who lives in Hawaii, is especially a treat for us because of the great distance between us. Spending time with my nephews and nieces was the best because they each have their own personalities and are characters. As for returning to […]

  • Big Budah’s blog: Fundraisers and the Fourth of July

    What a great month of business but also progress with health and fitness! I am getting more sleep, even with the early-morning hours my schedule demands, which is the best news so far this month. The Jordan High School Girls Basketball program had a good showing at the Utah State University camp as well as the Rocky Mountain Showcase tournament. I had the privilege of helping the first ever Haloti Ngata Family Foundation outdoor luau to get college eligible kids […]

  • Big Budah does Aerialympics in Ogden

    This 2-day event brings aerialists and pole athletes from across the Mountain West to compete and perform on the Aerialympics stage for the fourth year. The Aerialympics includes all levels of competition in Pole Fitness, Pole Art, Aerial Silks, Hammock, Lyra and new this year – Exotic Pole! (Content warning –  exotic divisions are not for the faint of heart.) Click here for tickets and more information. Kairos aerial and pole fitness

  • Big Budah’s blog: Fatherhood and life lessons

    My blog entries have been reduced to once a month. It is very overwhelming with all the activities on top of work, and I feel I wouldn’t have been able to experience it fully or attend if it were not for what I call a life-saving procedure through BMI Utah and the Salt Lake Regional Medical Center. I recognize the hand of God in my life and thank him for the bounty of blessings in my life. I am grateful […]

  • Big Budah’s blog: A galactic mission and a missionary farewell

    It was a great week of family gatherings and working at the California Adventure Park that definitely pushed my energy to the limits, but I believe without a doubt that I was able to get through with no difficulties because of my health, fitness and well-being. The week started off with a Utah Food Bank golf tournament called “Drive Out Hunger” with my cousins to help raise awareness and money for the Utah Food Bank. Man, my game needs a […]