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
  • Big Budah’s blog: Moving forward after a hernia

    I was able to return to the gym and work out for two days, however I was unable to continue because of the pain I felt from my hernia while working out. I am so relieved to finally have my date and time for the surgery to repair this hernia. By next week I should be able to return full-time to the gym, even if the workouts are not at full strength. This week I had the opportunity to work […]

  • Big Budah’s blog: Finding inspiration among my family

    I am so glad to have had the chance to hang with my brother Palemia and my cousins Peni, Faa, Jerry and Evan along with my son Kingslee at the annual USA 7s rugby tournament. I am still waiting for surgery on the 17th, but I finally went back to the gym and it felt great, even with the pain. I have plenty of motivation to be healthy: to be around for my family as long as I can, and […]

  • Big Budah’s blog: Scheduled for surgery

    I finally was able to have a consultation with my general surgeon, and he confirmed that I indeed have a hernia. The date is now set for my operation: March 17, happy St. Patrick’s Day! The surgeon also cleared me to return back to working out according to how my pain level is…meaning if it’s uncomfortable or the pain is too much then I need to stop. Since my week has been non-existent due to the injury, I don’t have […]

  • Big Budah’s blog: working through a hernia

    I had a tough week after being hurt, and not going to the doctor to find out what happened immediately ended up making things worse, as I continued to lift despite a hernia. A hernia, according to Webster’s Dictionary, is, “a condition in which part of an organ is displaced and protrudes through the wall of the cavity containing it (often involving the intestine at a weak point in the abdominal wall).” I am hoping to have surgery this week, […]

  • Big Budah’s blog: A win, a loss and an injury

    Some really cool things happened this week, even though I felt like I was being spread a little bit thin with what time I had and the amount of things I had to do. But my energy did not fail me. The week started off with some great family time playing board games. Unfortunately for my family, I dominated again at Monopoly–as always. I was fortunate to be part of a historic movement with the Indoor Football League with the […]

  • Big Budah’s blog: An extra sweet week

    What a great week! It started off with some daddy-daughter breakfast with Ki & Tana at a new fave, LOL Island Stylin Hawaiian Grill in Sandy, where we got to have some traditional Samoan breakfast Kokorice and panikeke mmm-mmmh. I took a moment to remember the great Bob Marley on his birthday. His music still helps me relax, stay in tune with myself as far as being relaxed, and focus on peace and love. The basketball season for the Lady […]

  • Big Budah’s blog: Making the most of the time we’re given

    This week was another cruel reminder of how little time we have, as we buried my Aunt Patsy on Wednesday. While it was sad, it was also a reminder of how much my life has changed. I’ve gone from having little to no energy, along with the inability to attend my family functions, to making it to every one of my kids’ games and school events. On top of all of that I am even coaching basketball and making room […]

  • Big Budah’s blog: Making the cut

    What a busy week with some parental duties, a new discovery, and a job reality check. I had an interesting start to the week, having “The Talk” with my 12-year-old son over some wings at our favorite spot, Wingers. I hope I didn’t scare him because he later cut his finger while trying to make dinner for the family. The injury required 5 stitches. In my travels for work I discovered Penny Ann’s Cafe and their perfected hot cakes, which […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]