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: 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 […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Holding a piece of the moon

    Man, I had lots to do this week! It started with the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium’s annual gala, “Scales & Tails.” I had a rare moment while at the Clark Planetarium, where I got to hold the moon rock specimen from the Apollo 15 mission. I worked myself out of my favorite shoes, so at least I think I am doing well with the 5X5 Strong Lift program. I have finally figured out a schedule that I actually like, and […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Channeling my inner Chong

    What a great week with a good balance of fun, family and work! As far as health and fitness goes, I am making great strides in being consistent and finishing my sets since my injury with the 5X5 Stronglifts. I had probably the best concert experience in a long time when I saw Common Kings at the Depot, and one of my daughter’s favorite local artist Analea Brown. I ended the week with a cool date night at TNT Guns […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Free falling to face my fear

    I am so glad to have spent some time with my cousin Peter and his daughters, my nieces Twyla and Tariah, when they came to Utah for conference. I have been experimenting with different workouts to find what is best for me. I now have the workout that is perfect for me. Monday, Wednesday and Friday is cardio only while Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday is 5X5 Stronglifts and Cize it Up or Turbo Jam. Then I rest on Sunday. I […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Making time for family

    This was a great and busy week. For the past few weeks I have been utilizing the 5X5 workouts and cardio with a system called Turbo Jam and Cize it Up, but I have been struggling with my diet and rest. It hasn’t been so much an issue of what I am eating but how much I am eating. I am struggling to reach my daily caloric intake, so I am starting a goal for the last three months of […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Hanging with the circus and a ‘Moana’ look-alike contest

    It wasn’t too busy of a week, and I have ramped up my workouts to twice a day and am happy to report that I have not experienced any loss of energy or stamina. I got a chance to catch up with my friend Jonathan Iverson, who is the ringmaster for Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey. He is in town for the “Out of This World” show happening at the Vivint Smart Home Arena through Monday. This weekend the […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Beauty, Beast and the Blues Brothers

    As far as my health and fitness goes, this was a good week. I was able to ramp up my work outs from my injury and was able to get to the gym five out of six days. It felt like it was Mother’s week, because I had an opportunity to accompany Mom to the Hale Center Theatre to see Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” and she loved it even though she said to me “It’s not Sound of Music, […]