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: Feeling grateful during the holidays

    In this weeks blog, I wanted to just show my appreciation for all that I have. I am grateful for my health and strength and for the opportunity to work as a feature reporter while having fun and hopefully entertaining and informing Utah. I hope you enjoy your families and appreciate them as the holiday season is upon us. Thanksgiving dinner was a blast, obviously with tons of food, but my highlight was when my mom accepted the invitation to […]

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    Big Budah, turkeys and trots at Thanksgiving tradition Utah Human Race

    This Thanksgiving marks the tenth year of an early morning turkey day tradition for a few thousand; it’s called the Utah Human Race. The 10K and 5K run is a fundraiser for the Utah Food Bank. Fox 13’s Big Budah was there for all the antics Thursday morning.

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    Big Budah’s blog: Exercise and growth during Noshavember

    It is week three of Noshavember for me, and I love that a simple act like growing out one’s facial hair can help shine a light on men’s health issues…and for me it’s a small way to honor the men in my family who have died due to health complications. I have had a full week of working out two times a day and am very proud of the progress I am maxing with a 360-pound dead lift, and I’ve […]

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    Budah tries paddle board yoga indoors

    SALT LAKE CITY — Big Budah tried out stand up paddle boarding indoors this morning, but there was a twist, it’s a yoga class. Owner of Divine Wellness Jessica Johnson showed Budah the basics, and then he tried it for himself. She holds classes at the indoor pool at 645 South Guardsman Way in Salt Lake City. For more information visit the Divine Wellness website.

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    Big Budah’s blog: Honoring my father’s service

    I didn’t plan my blog to be this way, it just happened. Last week I honored my Mother, and this week I am honoring my father, Lisona Ieti Te’o, for two reasons. One my father was a veteran of the Army branch, HOOAH!! It is from him that I get my love and honor for this country and the numerous liberties my family and I enjoy because of men and women like him. This week also marks the anniversary of […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Celebrating exercise milestones and my mother’s citizenship

    I had a great week setting some new personal bests with my work out. One example is that my deadlift max is now 320 pounds. When I started, I could only lift 90 pounds. It is so fulfilling to see the progress and success from hard work. This is the first week of growing my facial hair for Movember. I do it every year to honor my Father, who died of colon and prostate cancer. He is also a big […]

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    Big Budah checks out a vintage motorcycle exhibit

    SPRINGVILLE, Utah – Rare, vintage motorcycles are on display at a new facility in Utah County. Owner Rick Salisbury says he opened Legends Vintage Motorcycles at 1715 W. 500 South, Springville to feature his collection of bikes and artwork that he’s had in storage for years. Among his collection of bikes, he has one of three 1907 Harley Davidson strap tank motorbikes still in existence. It’s housed behind a chain in the facility. Several sculptures are also on display as well as rare paintings. In addition […]

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    Big Budah and Kurt Bestor hang out at Cool School of the Week Pleasant Grove High

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    Big Budah checks out Rush Funplex in Syracuse

    Rush Funplex 1806 S. 2000 W. Syracuse, Utah (801) 779-2695 Click here for discount coupon Click here for Groupon

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    Big Budah’s blog: Keeping busy and meeting talented people

    The level of busy around my household has gone up a couple of notches as we are prepping for football playoffs, basketball season has started, and as coaches we are looking over the returning players from last year and hoping for any new surprises. I am so glad to be able to get a workout done early in the morning before work, because of how busy my schedule is. In the past, I easily would have used that as an […]

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    Utah quadriplegic man creates art with just his eyes

    TAYLORSVILLE, Utah – Justin Miller became completely paralyzed at age two after he was diagnosed with a viral infection; but that hasn’t stopped him from pursuing his love of art.  The 20-year-old Taylorsville man is unable to move his arms and legs, but uses a Dynovox computer, which tracks his eye movements. His mother Donna Miller says he learned artwork in junior high and she says he just keeps getting “better and better and he creates beautiful artwork.” Multiple pieces of […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Taking it one task at a time

    I am feeling energetic and full of life these days, though not so much after the gym because I am busting my hump when I am I there! I feel stronger and healthier every week. The highlight of this week in my workouts is trying new things to maximize my calorie burn. I don’t know what it’s called, but I tried it and it kicked my trash for sure, but I pushed myself (see the video above). If I can […]


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