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
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    Big Budah’s blog: Youth conference and playing firefighter

    What a great and rewarding week it has been! Things began with our church’s youth conference, which really brought everyone closer together. I was able to have fun at work too. I got to play firefighter, and check out a dog aqua massage in Park City. I also had a baby goat walk and poop all over me, so, there were some downsides too. As far as my weight loss journey, I stepped back a week in the Layne Norton’s […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Exercise setbacks, a charity softball game and more

    It’s been a long week for me, especially since I haven’t been able to work out due to some injuries. I suffered a contusion on my right shin, and I sprained my left wrist–so I’ve been out for about a week and I’m anxious to get back to working out and continuing my health and physical fitness journey. I have had some memorable events this week, like returning the 2002 Gold Medal for the 1500 Speed Skating event back to […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: A Gold Medal week ahead of Mother’s Day

    I had a very busy but fun week with the start of the work week involving some time in St. George. I got to get out on the water in Sand Hollow, where I got some sun and a little massage for part of our Stay-cation segments. I was also hanging out with Derek Parra’s Gold Medal after our bet last week, and by the looks of the pictures, it had more fun than I did. In terms of my […]

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    Big Budah visits Cool School of the Week – Pine View High School

    Big Budah went to hang out at Cool School of the Week, Pine View High School in St. George.

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    Big Budah’s blog: Competing against an Olympian

    I had a long week with lots of stumbling blocks that I had to overcome. I had to make sure to take care of business at work as well as at home with the kids, and making sure the wifey is comfortable while recovering from a total knee replacement. I have a better appreciation of what the women in our lives do on the daily with no complaints! In terms of health and fitness, I restarted the Layne Norton Power […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: A rough week

    It’s been a rough week for me. I have had several migraines this week and cannot pinpoint the cause. I used to get them frequently, about 4 to 5 times each week. I still have facial hair, I just styled it into a goatee because my wife is still not walking without crutches. (I told her I’d shave when she can walk unassisted again.) I have toned down my work outs at the gym to rest my body. The plan […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Completing a 90-day weight program

    There were a lot of highlights for me this week. My daughter Jaelyn turned 18 and made her decision to be a Utah State University Aggie after she graduates from Jordan High School. My wife hates when I grow facial hair, so to help motivate her to do her physical therapy and walk sooner I told her I would grow my facial hair out until she can walk without crutches. She claims I’m lazy…maybe. One of my favorite things is […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: A magical proposal and time with family

    The past week has been a busy but good one, with a trip to California and Disneyland. It was nice to get away from the rat race not have to worry about deadlines or interviews and just really focus on spending quality time with my family. We were able to do something that we love to do: head to the pool to soak up some rays and chill out near the water. With the big family it’s always tough to […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: An exciting adventure in California

    This week gave me some new adventures and pushed my energy to the limit! I had a work assignment in California to check out Odysseo by Cavalia. It is a, in the simplest explanation, a cirque acrobatic show with horses. After seeing the show, I can tell you it is not a show but a feeling, emotion and experience. The show will be coming┬áto us soon. I left for Los Angeles and worked late two nights in a row, ending […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: The energy to stay busy

    It is weeks like this one I just had that make me grateful for the new-found health and abounding energy I feel. It’s great to be able to fulfill all my duties and commitments–from health to work to, most importantly, family. I started the week with touring the Utah State Eastern Campus with my daughter Jaelyn, who was offered a partial scholarship for softball (she’s still undecided). Next was working on a Pinewood Derby car with my son Lisona. Then […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Reuniting with a childhood friend

    I have been super busy this week with the start of softball season and the continuation of off-season basketball workouts. I am still able to work out in the mornings before work, and I will now add workouts with my daughters at Vasa after school to help them get stronger and faster for their sports. I really don’t have much to tell this week other than I had an awesome reunion with one of my best childhood friends, a brother […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Growing stronger

      I am impressed with the progress of how strong I am getting every week by trusting Layne Norton’s program Power and Hypertrophy. I am seeing a little weight gain due to muscle, but all things are balanced. I got to visit a good friend of mine, Branden Bingham, who suffered a spiral fracture in his left leg while filming his sons at a skate park. He was so calm throughout the whole ordeal while keeping his sons calm too. […]


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