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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.

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    Big Budah’s blog: A spider encounter and reuniting with an old friend

    There isn’t much to report this week, as there is not a whole lot of new things going on in my life right now. My diet and exercise is regular this week. A lot of my thoughts are still of my sister and her medical struggles with her tumors, but I have found some relief and comfort at Vasa. I had a tough time with the tarantulas at Scales & Tails (me and spiders do not get along). The highlight […]

  • Big Budah checks out Cool School of the Week St. Joseph Catholic High School

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    Big Budah’s blog: A loved one suffering from brain tumors

    The entire family went to New York for a day to celebrate Jaelyn’s birthday (still no seat belt extension needed for me), and that was a great time. When we got home, we learned that my sister, Ofo, had gone to the hospital for some relief from a migraine headache. A CT scan revealed multiple tumors in her brain, and she underwent a biopsy to determine whether or not the tumors are cancerous. She has since been released from the […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: A wedding, a pageant, and an upcoming trip

    I had a busy week with out of town family stuff. My nephew Caleb and his new wife Sarah were married in Las Vegas, and it was a fun time to meet new family members. Just remember, don’t leave your phone unattended–my niece Naomi hacked my phone and took selfies, but she’s a cutie so it’s all good. Serving as the MC for the Miss USU Pageant (Congrats to Rachel Hilton) was a highlight this week. The evening’s theme was […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: A week of family and fun

    What a week! My in-laws from California and Arizona came to spend some time with us as Kingslee adjusts to being home. I have been hitting Vasa with Kingslee and loving it. I have had a jam-packed week of family fun and some firsts in a long while. The first church function with my son in two years was priesthood session of LDS General Conference. We took Kingslee to Boondocks, and it was his first visit there in more than […]

  • Big Budah hangs out with man’s best friends at Cool School K9 Lifeline

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    Big Budah’s blog: Festival of Colors and a missionary comes home

    The week started with my first ever Holi Festival of Colors in Spanish Fork. What a great event to bond with my kids! There were good vibes with music and thousands of people with no color, race, creed or socioeconomic backgrounds–just being. I had the opportunity to play in a “Celebrity” basketball game for the Jr. Jazz end of season party. I played alongside good friends Hans Olsen, Reno Mahe & Tony Parks… I was able to hold my own, […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Surgical relief and a weight loss milestone

    This week has been a great week for me thanks to Dr. Lynch and the staff at Riverton Hospital. While blasting one kidney stone they discovered another one that was embedded that could not be seen on the X-rays. After surgery and three days of pain and blood, now I am all good! I am also glad that I did not let my pain keep me from working out at Vasa and at home. I am happy to report that […]

  • Blooper: Big Budah gets nose wax on live TV

    SALT LAKE CITY – Big Budah stopped by the Utah College of Massage Therapy where they had a special treat waiting for him. Along with the massages, he also got a nose wax… on live TV. What a great sport.

  • Jordyn finally got out Christmas package months after we sent it.

    Big Budah’s blog: Sports, an Osmond and a belated holiday laugh from our missionary

    This week it has been hard to focus on anything else other than the procedure to get my kidney stone blasted so I can finally pass it. Softball season is in full swing for my daughter Jaelyn, and basketball camps and tournaments are about to kick into high gear for my other daughter, Kilani, so things are cray cray around here. My family got a big laugh this weekend from my daughter, Jordyn, who is in the Philippines serving a […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: A week with three highlights

    I don’t have much to report on this week health wise. I’m doing OK, and I was able to get to the gym and work out at least four times this week in spite of my kidney stones. I had three highlights this week. One: Buying my wife a new car, a 2014 Subaru Outback from Mark Miller Subaru in Sandy. She needed it, and I can rest assured that she won’t break down on her way to work or […]

  • Big Budah’s blog: Fighting through the pain

    There is nothing really new to report this week. I am pretty much in the same situation as last week, fighting through pain but not letting it keep me down on the days that I have no pain. It is because a pain-free day is not guaranteed that I push harder on the days I have some relief. Turbo Jam has been a great resource for me to keep up with my cardio, check out the video above for a […]


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