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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: Memories and family time on Father’s Day

    I thought the week couldn’t get any busier! Our girls basketball team participated in the Salt Lake Community College Basketball tournament, playing in twelve games and in the Big Mountain Jam Basketball tournament at the South Towne Expo Center. When it is all said and done, the girls will have played at least 22 games this week! I was able to have some fun at Seven Peaks when I was there for work. I was able to climb and slide […]

  • Big Budah’s blog: Taking the plunge for the first time in years

    There is not a whole lot to report other than it has been a great week working out at the gym and spending time with the family cooling off at the pool. It has been 5 to 6 years since I jumped off the high-dive of any pool. I stopped doing it because it was getting harder for me to climb the ladder, so it was a rush to be able to climb the ladder at Cottonwood Heights and jump […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Take me out to the ball game

    Everything has been good for me this week, and there is nothing new to report other than I have amped up my workouts with more weight training–and it is a beast! I am staying busy with softball and basketball, but I managed to squeeze in a Bees game with my daughter and two nieces. Have a Budahful Day, and thank you for all of your ongoing support on my Losing for Life journey, which you can follow here.

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    Big Budah’s blog: Neon Trees and leis for graduation day

    Man, what a crazy week it has been! I had to up my protein intake, as I wasn’t eating enough and I have to take more supplements–so I am going to add protein shakes to my meal plans. To add to my already busy schedule, we are gearing up for graduations with a lei-making operation to celebrate some nieces and nephews. I had a “giddy girl” moment when I got to hang out with rock sensation Neon Trees. They were […]

  • ‘Hired or fired?’ with Big Budah at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

    Does Big Budah have what it takes to work at the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper? Watch the videos below from Tuesday’s “Hired or fired?” segment to find out, as Budah tries his hand at slicing up food for stingrays and sea stars, offering fruit to birds, and other tasks. The aquarium is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., click here for more information.  

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    Big Budah’s blog: Travel, family and sports

    I had a great week with all the travel and busy family stuff I had going on. I got to hang out with the nephew, Isaiah Austin, and help raise funds for the A-Train Basketball for Youth program. I used to tower over this kid, and now he is a giant. I traveled to Houston, Texas for my niece Becca’s graduation from Kingwood High School, and I have to say I am still trying to get used to not using […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: The consequences of hiking after a 30-year hiatus

    The busy factor went up a few notches this week, with practice and tournaments for our softball team, the California Cruisers. There was also a high school basketball open gym night three times a week, so I had minimal time for exercise. To maximize my time, I take a short walk in between shows to have some activity. While out at Antelope Island State Park, I decided to hike up to Buffalo Point. Round trip, the hike is just under […]

  • Big Budah ‘Chalks The Walk’ at Alta High School

    Fox 13’s Big Budah is hanging out at a chalk festival at Alta High School. The event is called “Chalk The Walk” and dates back to 1985. Students on several artistic levels are given the chance to show off their creativity through chalk art. They are reproducing famous paintings with this year’s theme, the color red. Participating students have four hours to re-create famous 2-dimensional art that is red in color, or uses the color red for dramatic focus. Anyone […]

  • Real life Pitch Perfect at Cool School of the Week Remix Vocal Academy

  • Skyping with Sister Te'O, who is in the Philippines.

    Big Budah’s blog: Quality time with family both near and far

    Health and lifestyle wise there is nothing new to report in my life. I am still doing well with my diet and exercise, and I am excited to start my weight training to tone muscles next week. So far I have mostly been doing cardio. I want to give a big shout out to the Jordan High School softball team for making it to the post season after an 8-year drought! I was able to spend Mother’s Day with my […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Celebrating Mother’s Day and a growth tests negative for cancer

    There was not a whole lot going on this week, and my gym and diet are still good. I have tried having a protein shake immediately following my workouts at Vasa. I can’t finish the shakes, but I feel like they are doing me a world of good as far as replenishing my muscles. THANK YOU to all of you for your prayers and positive vibes: My sister’s test results came back negative for cancer, but the growth is still […]

  • Rock out with Cool School of the Week Pioneer HS for the Performing Arts


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