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
  • Big Budah’s Blog: Buying a home and intergalactic smuggling

    May was an amazing month for me. I saw great success in my health/fitness goals and my personal milestones, as well as work highlights at Disneyland. Just under 300 I saw my weight get up to 325 pounds after being at 290 pounds post Gastric Sleeve. I started this journey at 450 pounds. I have been working hard and am proud to report that I am back down to 299 pounds. I’m ready for my close-up I am overjoyed that […]

  • Big Budah’s blog: Celebrity sightings and animal encounters

    Health & Fitness This month has been a struggle with injuries, but I was able to show some patience and let myself heal up. I am especially proud that I have been able to stay at 306-310 pounds during my bum knee phase. I have been re-energized by attending a weightlifting meet where my boy Jordan Larson dead lifted 1,000 pounds HOLY SHIZ! Energy I am amazed at the level of energy I continue to have to be able to […]

  • Samantha Smith of ‘Supernatural’ talks with Big Budah at FanX

    SALT LAKE CITY — Big Budah went to FanX at the Salt Palace Convention Center, where he had the chance to chat with Samantha Smith, best known for playing Mary Winchester on “Supernatural.” Watch their interview above.

  • Big Budah meets Aimee Garcia of FOX’s ‘Lucifer’

    SALT LAKE CITY — Aimee Garcia is known for a number of television roles, including the part of Ella Lopez on FOX’s “Lucifer.” Big Budah got to meet her at FanX on Friday. Use the video player above to watch her interview.

  • Big Budah’s blog: Loving success on the court, and courting love at home

    Health Status I have been on a personally-initiated challenge to get to 280 pounds in 160 days, which ends on my birthday in June. I have been trying something different this month. I have been doing cardio only and not lifting any weights at all. My plan is to add weights back in to the mix March 1. I have also started 2/25 Keto with Drew Manning’s 60 Day program. My body feels good and I am seeing results. Mental […]

  • Big Budah’s blog: 2019 off to a roaring start with tons of family time and new adventures.

    College Freshman: One of my highlights to kick off the year was dropping my daughter Kilani off at Snow College to begin her Freshman year of college. I didn’t think I would cry, but I did, and am a little sad she has to be sent out into the real world. Health and Fitness:  I have been going back to the gym steadily and keeping up with my eating regiment, and am proud to report that I am 12 pounds […]

  • Big Budah’s blog: New Year, new goals and time with family

    2018: Recap and reflect: In typical fashion, I want to echo what many of us are thinking, “Man the year went by so fast!” Obviously, we all look to 2019 with 365 new blank pages. Here are my reflections of the past year as well as some of my benchmarks I hope to reach: I love my job and have been blessed to work with good, talented people, I have been able to grow and expand my role as a […]

  • Big Budah’s blog: Suiting up for Christmas with the family

    A month of firsts When I tell people prior to November 10, 2018 I had never been to a college football game, I’m met with a lot of disbelief and good-natured ridicule. Even my own son says he has a memory of he and I attending a TCU vs Utah game many years ago…not true. Two weeks later, another first in my life: my first ever Holy War football game, BYU vs Utah. Fun-start the holidays I have been steadily […]

  • Big Budah’s blog: Halloween and other holidays

    Celebrate our differences As I look back on the events of this month, I noticed that in almost every instance I am meeting new people and having a cool exchange of dialogue, opinions and even culture. From reality TV star Clint Harp to a cute porcupine at the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, I am grateful for the connections with people (and animals) I’ve made this month. Halloween and Day of the Dead I have been to Fear Factory and Odyssey […]

  • Big Budah’s blog: Staying busy, following through on silly bets and enjoying life slowing down

    Cool By Association Hello Family. This month started with a healthy dose of celebrities during FANX, which I enjoyed.  But what I have enjoyed more is seeing my son, and the good person he has become, to be able to give and help another in need. Thankfully, I am reporting that both he and his “kidney brother” are healthy and well since the kidney donation operation. Staying Busy While Being Consistent with Gym Visits I do a lot with my […]

  • Annual Halloween tradition, Odyssey Dance Theatre’s ‘Thriller,’ about to be staged in Park City

    PARK CITY, Utah — The Halloween season is just around the corner, and that means it’s time for Odyssey Dance Theatre’s “Thriller” at the Egyptian Theatre in Park City. This year’s show will have all of the favorite pieces from the past – Thriller, The Curse of the Mummy, Dem Bones, Frankenstein, Jason Jam, Salem`s Mass, The Lost Boys, and the River of Blood Dance – plus a few new surprises. Organizers suggest you get tickets early, because most of the […]

  • Budah gets exclusive first look at ‘Skinwalker’ film at FanX

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