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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.

Recent Articles
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    Big Budah’s blog: Kidney stone two has passed

    AHHHHHHHHH!! that is the word for this week in honor of passing my second kidney stone, and hopefully I will be in the clear forever. I have been itching to get back to the gym and put this all behind me. I had a small reunion with Dr. Richards and was corrected on my thinking in regard to juice. A little juice is OK, but not all the time due to high sugar content. When I was at the Outdoor […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: My toughest week since losing weight

    I have to say that this is the toughest week I have ever had to face since losing weight. I almost feel like it is one health test after another. I felt sudden pain in my lower back and abdomen that can only be described as what I would imagine a knife being thrust into my side would feel like. What freaked me out even more was that there was blood present in my urine. A sample was sent off […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: R&R in Vegas and a pleasant start to 2015

    Well, it is the first week of 2015, and it was great one. I had some time off for some family R&R–starting with tons of volleyball and basketball and working out, plus a mini escape in Las Vegas. I am working on my goal to be under 300 pounds by the end of January, which means I have three weeks left. Some of my New Year’s resolutions are to relax a little (more time permitting) and learn to speak a […]

  • Big Budah gets his dance on

  • Big Budah is getting fit for the New Year

  • Big Budah gets creeped out at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

    Big Budah is celebrating the New Year and getting creeped out a the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium.

  • Big Budah, Utahns celebrate coming of the new year at EVE Winter Fest

    Salt Lake City is welcoming in the new year with EVE Winter Fest, and on Wednesday Big Budah was downtown to check out the fun and games. EVE will feature music, games and other activities, including the world’s largest mirror ball. See the videos above for footage from the festival, and visit the celebration’s website for schedules and ticket information.

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    Big Budah’s blog: Happy New Year!

    It was a great week! I don’t have a lot to report this week other than that I had  wonderful holiday week with the family. I had a great Christmas. It was good to be with my kids and extended family too, especially my aunt and uncle and cousin from Samoa and Australia. See the photos above for a look at Christmas morning and the messy aftermath. I’m only working a half week so I wanted to wish everyone a […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Merry Christmas

    I was working Christmas and the day after but am happy that I can still spend time with my mom and sisters and all their kids. There is not too much to report this week other than I just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and hope you are having some family time. May all of us have good food, good gifts, and better company. Click here to follow my Losing for Life  journey from the start.

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    Big Budah’s blog: Christmas and a goal for the new year

    I had another tough week due to illness, but I had to push through because I am out of sick days. The end of the week is better than how it started, as I am feeling better and am getting over body aches, a nasty cough, and continued pain from my herniated discs. I had a blast sharing the stage with Lexi Walker at the Larry H. Miller Sing Along, as well as singing with hundreds of you and inviting […]

  • Video: Whoooo is the most shocked owl in Utah?

    Big Budah stopped by the Ogden Nature Center and found what could be the most shocked owl in Utah. The clip is pretty cute. Check it out. Budah also learned some ways to identify wildlife by their tracks and scat. Watch that clip below:

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    Big Budah’s blog: Christmas music and herniated discs

    This week has been a crazy week full of basketball, a doctor visit, my first ever massage, studio time and choir performances. I recorded some updated radio spots for the #LosingForLife journey that I started back in 2013, and the reason why I am writing this blog. I had a “Slow your roll” reality check at my son’s wrestling practice when I attempted a back bridge and felt a sharp kink on the left side of my neck. Long story […]


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