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: 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, […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Rivalry week

    What an action-packed, prank-filled week it was with the ‘Holy War’ back on again after a 2-year hiatus. It’s fun to get excited for the BYU vs Utah match-up, which has more than 100 years of history. I have been steady with my workouts with Cize it Up and with weight training following the Layne Norton PH3 system. During rivalry week I had the pleasure and honor of chatting up one of the best Tight Ends who played the game […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Exercise expansion and celebrity sightings!

    It’s been a busy week with the kids going back to school and increasing my activity at the gym. In order to help out more around the house, I have been lifting weights and doing cardio in the early morning. For my weight training, I am sticking with Layne Norton’s PH3 program and for my cardio I am utilizing Shaun T’s CIZE Dance Workout. It has been kicking my butt, however it does feel good. I also got to hang […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Adding more workouts and making the cover

    What a week! I was surprised with some cool news from my boss, Marc Sternfield, when he sent me a picture of me being featured on the cover of B & C magazine (Broadcasting & Cable). I have added a second workout to my regimen. I am lifting weights in the morning, and doing Cize as my cardio┬áin the afternoon. It replaces my time I would’ve spent coaching little league. My son doesn’t want to play this year, so we […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Automobile accidents and an aromatic animal encounter

    Health-wise I’m doing great and all is well! I am not seeing much on the weight loss side of things, but I’m losing inches and am no longer sporting a 46 waist. The week started off with some golf for the A-Train For Youth program. I was helping my dude Alex Austin out with his foundation. The week made a left turn into stress-ville when a young lady side-swiped my car while on the freeway. Luckily no one was hurt, […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: ‘Workin’ with James the Mormon, David Archuleta and Tony Finau

    What a busy week! And, it felt so good to get back to the gym after a four-week layoff due to injury. I have enjoyed some notoriety from some of my nieces and nephews because of my involvement in the James the Mormon and David Archuleta music video for the song “Workin”. I was so happy to be able to hang out with Tony Finau and chat about his free golf clinic for kids of all ages back in his […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: A week of weddings

    What an amazing week with so much positive energy and good fortune for our family! My brother Ed, his wife Sarah, and their two kids (Dylan and Hillary) were visiting from Australia. My niece Kalani married her husband Skylar on Tuesday, which was a great warm-up for my son’s wedding. The rehearsal dinner was fun, and I ran in to Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson, the UFC Flyweight Champ, downtown while trying to find parking. He was gracious enough to take […]

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    Big Budah learns what donut toppings reveal about personality

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    Big Budah gets hypnotized on live TV

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    Big Budah’s blog: A week of good, bad, good

    The theme this week is good, bad, good. First, the good. This week started with a fun kind of “passing of the torch” moment with my daughter Jaelyn as we marched on Pioneer Day with my family and the Liahona Band. It was her first time marching with the band on Pioneer Day. Now, for the bad. My family has felt the blow of death again with the passing of my uncle Li Tauti in Samoa. He was a part […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Remembering life lessons and fitting in at a soccer match

    I have been hampered by a hip injury lately, making it extremely difficult to exercise during the past three weeks. I have been staying active, however, by participating with my kids in their summer fun activities. This week alone we have been to Boondocks, Flowrider and Airborne. We even took in our very first ever RSL game together as a family. Truth be told, I may have lost weight, but I have been and continue to be self-conscious about fitting […]