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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.

Recent Articles
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    Big Budah’s blog: Christmas and a goal for the new year

    I had another tough week due to illness, but I had to push through because I am out of sick days. The end of the week is better than how it started, as I am feeling better and am getting over body aches, a nasty cough, and continued pain from my herniated discs. I had a blast sharing the stage with Lexi Walker at the Larry H. Miller Sing Along, as well as singing with hundreds of you and inviting […]

  • Video: Whoooo is the most shocked owl in Utah?

    Big Budah stopped by the Ogden Nature Center and found what could be the most shocked owl in Utah. The clip is pretty cute. Check it out. Budah also learned some ways to identify wildlife by their tracks and scat. Watch that clip below:

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    Big Budah’s blog: Christmas music and herniated discs

    This week has been a crazy week full of basketball, a doctor visit, my first ever massage, studio time and choir performances. I recorded some updated radio spots for the #LosingForLife journey that I started back in 2013, and the reason why I am writing this blog. I had a “Slow your roll” reality check at my son’s wrestling practice when I attempted a back bridge and felt a sharp kink on the left side of my neck. Long story […]

  • BLOOPER: Big Budah has a little too much fun racing mini horses

    SANDY, Utah – Big Budah had a little too much fun racing these mini horses at the Dickens Christmas Festival at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy. This year’s reenactment of 19th-century London will take guests through narrow village streets as they shop for their gifts. The festival runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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    Students camping out to score tickets to sold out BYU vs. Utah game

    PROVO, Utah – Big Budah checked in with students camped out for their chance to score tickets to the sold out BYU vs. Utah basketball game in Provo Wednesday night, and later Wednesday FOX 13 Sports’ Bailey McMurdie was there as well. The Runnin’ Utes are taking on the BYU Cougars at the Marriott Center at 7 p.m. The game is sold out but students still have a chance at a limited number of tickets.

  • Big Budah visits Cool School of the Week Mana Academy

  • Big Budah visits U of U College of Fine Arts to get in holiday spirit

    Big Budah stopped by the University of Utah’s College of Fine Arts for a concert preview to get in the holiday spirit.

  • Budah visits Hanukkah Market

    FOX 13’s Big Budah was at the Hanukkah Market, where he learned how to make a traditional Jewish treat. See the video above for the recipe, and click here to learn more about the Hanukkah Market. 

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    Big Budah’s blog: Giving thanks among the red rocks

    Thanksgiving and St. George were both amazing! It was good to be with family and to break bread with them. I really enjoyed spending time with my nieces and nephews, running around and playing games in each others’ company. Like every family Thanksgiving gathering, there was a lot of food. But for Polynesians it is like Super Sunday dinner with all of the Poly favorites. Oh, and for kicks and giggles, a turkey and a ham with all the fixins… […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: My reasons to give thanks this year

    I am taking a few days off for the Thanksgiving holiday. I just wanted to share what I am grateful for: First and foremost, God has been so good to me this past year and I see his hand in everything I see and do. My family and friends who constantly keep me grounded and in check. Thanks. Dr’s Cottam & Richards thank you for my new life, especially the quality of life. Thank you to all who contributed, including […]

  • Big Budah visits Cool School of the Week Tooele High

  • Hilarious! Big Budah gets in holiday spirit with Jingle Jacks

    MIDVALE, Utah – Big Budah is getting in the holiday spirit with a new role in a local show. He was allowed to join in as an honorary “Jingle Jack” in “The Five Carols of Christmas.” The show runs Nov. 28  to Dec. 12. More: Click here for more information and tickets


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