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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
  • Giddy Up! Big Budah checks out Wasatch County Fair and rodeo

    HEBER CITY, Utah – Big Budah is checking out the Wasatch County Fair in Heber City. The fair starts Wednesday with a country market and carnival at 4 pm. The fair continues through Aug. 2. There’s a full schedule of events including the mountain valley stampede rodeo.

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    Big Budah’s blog: Keeping busy on Pioneer Day

    Wow, what an eventful week! There was a lot going on, especially with it being a holiday weekend with Pioneer Day. First of all, I have no complications with my health and everything is going well with my exercise. I started Pioneer Day off working, covering and featuring the parade–which gave me a chance to hang out with Liahona Band, see the video below for their performance. So it was good friends, good food, good times. To add to the […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Until we meet again

    This week has been an emotional week. I was able to participate in the 2014 Aloha Golf Classic to help in the fight against breast cancer, and I had the opportunity to spend time with my family and have one last dinner with my daughter, Jordyn–at least for eighteen months. Jordyn left for the Philippines to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was an emotional goodbye at the airport, but I was […]

  • Big Budah goes prehistoric with dinosaurs at Jurassic Quest

    SANDY, Utah – Big Budah is going prehistoric with dinosaurs at Jurassic Quest in Sandy. It is an exhibit with mechanical dinos at the Southtowne Expo Center Saturday and Sunday. Jurassic Quest Southtowne Expo Center 9575 S State St. Sandy, UT 84070 Saturday, July 19 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday, July 20 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

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    Big Budah’s blog: Chilly challenges raise funds to fight cancer

    A busy week it was. I had my 18-month check up with Doctors Cottam and Richards at BMI Utah, but I won’t tell you the details because Tamara is going present it in a story next week, and I don’t want to steal her thunder. I’ll make sure the story makes it to my blog once it airs. I am proud to say that I was able to pull off three ice challenges during the morning show while featuring the […]

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    Big Budah’s Blog: Family time and helping the hungry

    This week was a busy one indeed. I went to Lake Tahoe for the Lewis Family reunion and got to reconnect with cousins and nephews and nieces. I was able to play a round of golf with my cousins to help raise money for the Utah Food Bank in their annual Drive Out Hunger Charity Golf Tournament. I was able to get up and down the course with little or no difficulty, thanks in big part to the weight I’ve […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Signing on for more

    This week has been a blur with all the kinds activities. I went fishing with my son for the first time for both of us, and it was a blast. I celebrated my birthday with close friends at the Lionel Richie concert. I had an all-nighter with my lil brother Lu before he went back to Hawaii. I helped pass out FatBoy ice cream sandwiches for a kids’ carnival. I was even actively contemplating terms of a new contract before […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Celebrating 4 birthdays, including my own

    It was quite an eventful week for the fam-bam as we celebrated multiple birthdays. My daughter Jordyn and a family friend Vake and myself share the same birthday, and my niece gave birth to a baby boy on the same day. To celebrate the birthdays, my family and I enjoyed Waffle Love and a good jam session. The next day, the birthday celebration continued at the Lionel Richie concert. It was a great trip down memory lane, listening to a […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Things are working out

    This week was a very lucky one and a step in the right direction. There was a lot to celebrate this week, my nephews Marshall and Austin and my niece Ihilani graduated from high school. My little brother is visiting from Hawaii, and I got to see tons of family from my Tafiti cousins. I started to work out again and am just trying to take it slow and steady. For family night we went bowling at FatCats and my […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Family and fire

    I was able to get some exercise in this week, my foot is feeling much better, and it feels like it is getting stronger. I attended the first part of family reunion with my Tafiti cousins. It was good to meet uncles and aunties as well as nieces and nephews from New Zealand, Australia, Samoa, and Hawaii. I was especially surprised that I was able to share the same stage with former world knife champions and spin fire for the […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Working and walking

    I haven’t yet been completely cleared by Dr. Royall to work out full bore, but I have been doing lots of rigorous walking and I can feel it in my left foot. But man does it feel good to get a little sweat going! I have been busy helping out with my daughter’s summer softball team and using that as another outlet to be active while I am officially limited. My highlight this week was checking out the In and […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Cartoons and coconuts

    This week has been quite eventful with my wife graduating and the end of high school softball season. I had a horrible migraine head ache that came on suddenly Thursday after our end of season banquet. I was completely shut down and wanted nothing more than to curl up in a dark corner. I was close to calling in sick this morning but was happy to wake up with the migraine gone. I’m still unable to work out at the […]