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: Mourning Uncle Jimmy

    This week’s blog is dedicated to a man who many consider a legend in the WWE and out of the ring, my Uncle Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka. My parents’ uncle Jimmy, along with ‘The Wild Samoans” Afa & Sika, were the first Pacific Islanders that made me believe that I could do anything I want if I am willing to put in the hard work. It is that same sense of pride and “don’t quit, don’t give up” mentality coupled with […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Fun with family and Flash

    I had a great week this week with good exercise, and I’m glad for the fact I have the capability to be as busy as I am and still fulfill each aspect of my life. The week started with some fun in the snow with the family and a little dinner at our favorite place in Heber, Dairy Keen. I was happy to be able to reconnect with my dude Eddie, “Flash” Newman, who is a former World Kickboxing Association champion and […]

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    Big Budah previews the Utah International Auto Expo which opens Saturday in Sandy

    SANDY, Utah – The Utah International Auto Expo is in high gear at Sandy’s South Towne Exposition Center. The show, which features what its webpage calls “over 350 of the hottest new cars and trucks all in one place,” opened Friday and runs through Monday, which is the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Fox 13’s Big Budah joined Jenn and Brek with a look at the show Saturday morning on Good Day Utah.

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    Big Budah’s blog: A trio of twins and a call to serve

    My first week back to work from vacation and the first week of 2017 has been quite eventful, especially with the new work schedule and additional tasks added to my plate. But it has been filled with renewed New Years resolutions and meeting good people with great energy and positive vibes. Healthwise I have been getting after it every morning and am showing great progress in my strength and fitness. I don’t drink coffee, but Gwen from Irie Coffee, Tea […]

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    Big ‘Buddy The Elf’ Budah meets Santa for first time

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    Big Budah’s blog: A busy first week back

    Man, it was a jam-packed first week of action after coming back from staycation! I had non-stop  activities on top of the new extension of GDU, which now continues from 9-10 a.m. My week started with a night of service for A-Train For Youth, helping out with their annual Christmas Party fundraiser. Sunday night was filled with inspiration from my boy Alex Boye and the message of a great and noble generation. The annual Larry H. Miller Christmas Carol Sing […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Fun and service during Thanksgiving weekend

    This week was an eventful one to say the least with it being Thanksgiving and Black Friday, and I am working both days. It was a good time with the fam at Thanksgiving Point’s “Eat Like A Pilgrim” event with my Mom. Our Thanksgiving movie tradition was upheld again this year. We watched not one but two movies: Disney’s Moana and J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them at our favorite flick spot, Megaplex Theaters at Jordan Commons. […]

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    Watch: Big Budah with the chair for the win…

    Big Budah stepped into the ring to see if he has what it takes to hold his own with the guys from Epic Pro Wrestling The Next Generation. Here’s how he did. Would you hire or fire him?

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    Big Budah’s blog: Coaching basketball and hanging with coach McBride

    Not a whole lot to report this week other than high school basketball season has started, and I am lucky to be coaching the girl’s basketball teams. What that means is that when I get home from work I can rest for 35 minutes before practice starts at 1:15 p.m. and goes until 4 p.m. Yes, it is busy, but fun and rewarding. My highlight this week was hanging with one of the best dudes I know in former University […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: The beauty of the Beehive State

    This week I was on the road for what we are calling “Utah The Budahful”. Photographer Pete Deluca accompanied me on a southern Utah tour of some cities with sites and beautiful scenery, plus amazing people to boot. Starting in the St. George area, we were able to take in 30 years of pie-making traditions at Veyo Pies, and we learned how to relax at the Green Valley Spa. In Cedar City we stopped at the Garth & Jerri Frehner […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Halloween and the start of Movember

    This week has me feeling thanksgiving and gratitude for the ability to have more than enough energy to handle all the activities! Things started with Halloween, which I combined with my workouts by exercising in my caveman costume. November 1st then means the start of Movember, which is men growing out their facial hair to raise awareness for men’s health issues. So that’s a picture of the start of the week and the end of the week. For work I […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Looking back and pushing forward

    I have been consistently getting to the gym and staying on top of my diet, especially my caloric intake. For my health and fitness status, I am so happy that I have been able to reach a milestone in my Losing for Life journey. I was able to do three sets of 10 push-ups, somebody say AMEN!! I always have fun during the week on “Good Day Utah”, but this week had me smile a little bit more with one […]