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: Mourning the passing of a friend

    This week was a struggle for me since learning of the passing of a close friend of mine, Roxanne Hasegawa. We both worked in the news business on competing stations, but she was a good friend. I felt like I was walking and talking in and through quicksand, but I kept pushing through using her memory of what they call in the sports world “playing hurt”. She was very ill and did not ask for anything, for fear she would […]

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    Big Budah tries acrobatic yoga

    SALT LAKE CITY – Many people have heard of yoga or acrobatics, but have you ever thought of combining them? Fox 13’s Big Budah tried out Acrobatic Yoga today at the Aerial Arts of Utah studio at 1301 East Miller Avenue, Salt Lake City. Watch Big Budah try being balanced by instructor Kimberly Preston in the video below.  

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    Big Budah’s blog: A heart-related scare and a laugh at my own expense

    I had a scary episode this week that has forced me to take life a little more seriously as far as taking care of my health. I thought I was having a heart attack on Monday at about 5 a.m. in the FOX 13 parking lot while in my car. I bent over to tie my shoes and felt a sharp pain in my chest and began to have a shortness of breath. Long story short, I found out I’m […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Fighting through illness and an overdue checkup

    There was not a whole lot happening this week. I was out sick for a few days but managed to shake it off (Thanks T-Swizzle) and make it to the gym this week. I did visit the dentist this week, which is a milestone considering I haven’t been in five years. Luckily for me there were no cavities or decay, but I need to floss better. Shout out to the folks at Apex Family Dental. I am feeling better and healthier […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: A new regimen and the return of the missionary

    I am doing great with the start of 2016 as far as fitness goals are concerned. I started a new regimen by Dr. Layne Norton, who is an accomplished competitive bodybuilder, powerlifter, coach and nutritional consultant. It is a comprehensive 13-week fitness program called PH3, and it’s centered around the three big lifts: squat, bench and deadlift. My best moment of the year so far in 2016 has to be my daughter Jordyn returning home safely after completing her LDS […]

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    OUCH! Big Budah goes up against MMA fighter

    Big Budah’s life flashed before his eyes when we head head to head… more like toe to head with a MMA fighter.

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    Big Budah’s blog: Kicking off the New Year with some fun on the slopes

    I had a great Christmas and New Year’s break from work, as I was able to visit with some of my cousins from out of town! We did a lot of sledding and tubing. My highlight for the first of the year was my first ski and snowboard lesson. I still can’t believe I was able to navigate the small hill successfully on my first try with the skis and snowboard. I have a feeling I will be frequenting some […]

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    Blooper: High-five sends Big Budah to ground while learning to snowboard

    Click here for information on Snow Sports School at Brighton Resort.

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    Big Budah’s blog: A busy week with important causes

    There were a lot of good vibes this week, even with all the busy cray cray-ness going on. I had the privilege of serving as the emcee for the Larry & Gail Miller Christmas Sing Along with a few hundred of my closest friends, lol, including the Jazz Bear and Santa. We said goodbye to Robert C. Bowden, who hung up his baton for the sing along after 31 years to spend more time with his family. Thanks for the […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Basketball 6 days a week

    Man, what a busy week this week has been! It would be easy to make an excuse that I have no time to go to the gym because of high school basketball and work, so I am grateful that I have the ability to hit the gym in the early morning hours. I am having such a great time this season with the Jordan High School girls basketball team, especially witnessing the bond that they are forming on the bus […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Sports and changing seasons

    I had the opportunity to fly out and watch the Atlanta Falcons take on the Minnesota Vikings as a guest of Paul Soliai (full disclosure he’s married to my cousin Tasha). It was my first time in Atlanta, and I had a blast! Paul and Tasha, thanks for the hospitality and a big shout out to his brother Mani. I got to see some of the sights and even took a pic in front of CNN. As far as being […]

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    Big Budah’s blog: Feeling grateful during the holidays

    In this weeks blog, I wanted to just show my appreciation for all that I have. I am grateful for my health and strength and for the opportunity to work as a feature reporter while having fun and hopefully entertaining and informing Utah. I hope you enjoy your families and appreciate them as the holiday season is upon us. Thanksgiving dinner was a blast, obviously with tons of food, but my highlight was when my mom accepted the invitation to […]


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