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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: The consequences of hiking after a 30-year hiatus

    The busy factor went up a few notches this week, with practice and tournaments for our softball team, the California Cruisers. There was also a high school basketball open gym night three times a week, so I had minimal time for exercise. To maximize my time, I take a short walk in between shows to have some activity. While out at Antelope Island State Park, I decided to hike up to Buffalo Point. Round trip, the hike is just under […]

  • Big Budah ‘Chalks The Walk’ at Alta High School

    Fox 13’s Big Budah is hanging out at a chalk festival at Alta High School. The event is called “Chalk The Walk” and dates back to 1985. Students on several artistic levels are given the chance to show off their creativity through chalk art. They are reproducing famous paintings with this year’s theme, the color red. Participating students have four hours to re-create famous 2-dimensional art that is red in color, or uses the color red for dramatic focus. Anyone […]

  • Real life Pitch Perfect at Cool School of the Week Remix Vocal Academy

  • Skyping with Sister Te'O, who is in the Philippines.

    Big Budah’s blog: Quality time with family both near and far

    Health and lifestyle wise there is nothing new to report in my life. I am still doing well with my diet and exercise, and I am excited to start my weight training to tone muscles next week. So far I have mostly been doing cardio. I want to give a big shout out to the Jordan High School softball team for making it to the post season after an 8-year drought! I was able to spend Mother’s Day with my […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Celebrating Mother’s Day and a growth tests negative for cancer

    There was not a whole lot going on this week, and my gym and diet are still good. I have tried having a protein shake immediately following my workouts at Vasa. I can’t finish the shakes, but I feel like they are doing me a world of good as far as replenishing my muscles. THANK YOU to all of you for your prayers and positive vibes: My sister’s test results came back negative for cancer, but the growth is still […]

  • Rock out with Cool School of the Week Pioneer HS for the Performing Arts

  • Blooper: Big Budah hired or fired? Caught on camera doing this

    Big Budah is trying his talents at a few Salt Lake area business to see if he has what it takes to make it in each profession. Monday morning he tried being a cook at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. So was he hired or fired? See what he was caught doing in the video above that got him the boot.

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    Big Budah’s blog: A spider encounter and reuniting with an old friend

    There isn’t much to report this week, as there is not a whole lot of new things going on in my life right now. My diet and exercise is regular this week. A lot of my thoughts are still of my sister and her medical struggles with her tumors, but I have found some relief and comfort at Vasa. I had a tough time with the tarantulas at Scales & Tails (me and spiders do not get along). The highlight […]

  • Big Budah checks out Cool School of the Week St. Joseph Catholic High School

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    Big Budah’s blog: A loved one suffering from brain tumors

    The entire family went to New York for a day to celebrate Jaelyn’s birthday (still no seat belt extension needed for me), and that was a great time. When we got home, we learned that my sister, Ofo, had gone to the hospital for some relief from a migraine headache. A CT scan revealed multiple tumors in her brain, and she underwent a biopsy to determine whether or not the tumors are cancerous. She has since been released from the […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: A wedding, a pageant, and an upcoming trip

    I had a busy week with out of town family stuff. My nephew Caleb and his new wife Sarah were married in Las Vegas, and it was a fun time to meet new family members. Just remember, don’t leave your phone unattended–my niece Naomi hacked my phone and took selfies, but she’s a cutie so it’s all good. Serving as the MC for the Miss USU Pageant (Congrats to Rachel Hilton) was a highlight this week. The evening’s theme was […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: A week of family and fun

    What a week! My in-laws from California and Arizona came to spend some time with us as Kingslee adjusts to being home. I have been hitting Vasa with Kingslee and loving it. I have had a jam-packed week of family fun and some firsts in a long while. The first church function with my son in two years was priesthood session of LDS General Conference. We took Kingslee to Boondocks, and it was his first visit there in more than […]


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