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: Automobile accidents and an aromatic animal encounter

    Health-wise I’m doing great and all is well! I am not seeing much on the weight loss side of things, but I’m losing inches and am no longer sporting a 46 waist. The week started off with some golf for the A-Train For Youth program. I was helping my dude Alex Austin out with his foundation. The week made a left turn into stress-ville when a young lady side-swiped my car while on the freeway. Luckily no one was hurt, […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: ‘Workin’ with James the Mormon, David Archuleta and Tony Finau

    What a busy week! And, it felt so good to get back to the gym after a four-week layoff due to injury. I have enjoyed some notoriety from some of my nieces and nephews because of my involvement in the James the Mormon and David Archuleta music video for the song “Workin”. I was so happy to be able to hang out with Tony Finau and chat about his free golf clinic for kids of all ages back in his […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: A week of weddings

    What an amazing week with so much positive energy and good fortune for our family! My brother Ed, his wife Sarah, and their two kids (Dylan and Hillary) were visiting from Australia. My niece Kalani married her husband Skylar on Tuesday, which was a great warm-up for my son’s wedding. The rehearsal dinner was fun, and I ran in to Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson, the UFC Flyweight Champ, downtown while trying to find parking. He was gracious enough to take […]

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    Big Budah learns what donut toppings reveal about personality

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    Big Budah gets hypnotized on live TV

    Click here for info on the school of magic.

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    Big Budah’s blog: A week of good, bad, good

    The theme this week is good, bad, good. First, the good. This week started with a fun kind of “passing of the torch” moment with my daughter Jaelyn as we marched on Pioneer Day with my family and the Liahona Band. It was her first time marching with the band on Pioneer Day. Now, for the bad. My family has felt the blow of death again with the passing of my uncle Li Tauti in Samoa. He was a part […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Remembering life lessons and fitting in at a soccer match

    I have been hampered by a hip injury lately, making it extremely difficult to exercise during the past three weeks. I have been staying active, however, by participating with my kids in their summer fun activities. This week alone we have been to Boondocks, Flowrider and Airborne. We even took in our very first ever RSL game together as a family. Truth be told, I may have lost weight, but I have been and continue to be self-conscious about fitting […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Cherish each day with loved ones

    This week’s blog will be short by design. Health wise I have been hitting the gym frequently and am doing well. Emotionally, I have been a wreck this week due to some losses among family and friends. It is a constant reminder that life is short and every day should be cherished. With that being said, it made it more difficult to say goodbye, or at least farewell for now, to my oldest daughter Jordyn as I dropped her off […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Working through the pain of loss

    What a long week with a heavy heart, with loved ones lost, unexpectedly leaving this world. Life does go on, and I try to always do something that is life affirming when anything happens to remind me that life is short. For me, it was the ability to return to the gym after an almost three-week hiatus. It felt great, and I was able to work out and take out my frustrations on Vasa. Thank you to everyone for your […]

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    Big Budah gets schooled at National Veterans Wheelchair Games

    Big Budah got a lesson at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Salt Lake City. Click here to get complete details on the National Veterans Wheelchair Games

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    Big Budah’s blog: Donating blood and suffering a slight concussion

    The week started out great, and I felt like I was recovering well from my injuries. I even donated some blood to the Red Cross on World Donor Day! I was all set to go back to the gym, until one night I went to help my nephews, who are starting a new home repair company called Aloha Flips Inc. (AFI Inc), which means fire in Tongan and Samoan, cute. Their first project was to replace the floor of a […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: A week of birthday celebrations

    Mentally this week has been taxing because I haven’t been able to go to Vasa due to a left shoulder and wrist strain from improper technique during squats. I am happy to have been able to keep myself positive and motivated while waiting to heal up. I have had some good reminders of how blessed I am lately. Instead of a birthday, it felt like a birth week, starting with the good folks at Smith’s who surprised me during work […]


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