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
  • 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

  • Big Budah’s blog: Reconnecting with family, celebrating marriage and continuing health transformations

    What Busy-ness?  This month has me spreading myself as thin as possible with so many extracurricular activities outside my normal schedule. First, congrats to some newlyweds: my daughter Jordyn and her husband Nathan. What a fun and special day for them. As fun as it was to get away from work, it still takes a lot to organize and put together a family retreat with 30 people (most of them are little kids), but it was worth it to enjoy […]

  • Big Budah learns a new trade at Davis Applied Technology

  • Big Budah’s blog: A month packed with wedding prep and reasons to party

    This month seems to be the busiest month of the year for me with holidays, preparing for my annual family camp with my siblings and their families, and then just for added pressure: running around finalizing stuff for my daughter Jordyn’s wedding. I have been spread very thin when it comes to time to get everything done and trying to make sure that I have to time to workout and recover before the alarm goes off again for a new […]

  • Big Budah’s blog: Working hard and finding time for family

    Too much good happening I have so many things to be grateful for in my life recently. Not particularly to me personally, but proud moments and benchmarks in my family circle. First and foremost my number four child, Kilani, graduating from Jordan High School and closing a chapter in her life and opening a whole new can of worry worms for me!! One new addition to my job duties is being part of the Fox 13 Dream Team, where we […]

  • Big Budah’s blog: Reuniting with family and honoring those who served

    Busy B This month is typically a busy month anyway because of what we in the TV business call “Sweeps”, plus high school football and off-season basketball workouts and tournaments, and not to mention the family activities… there truly is no rest for the wicked. In between all of that I also had to go to Compton to pay my respects to the Mother and Matriarch of our Family: Aveolela Ti’i. It was good to go back to the old […]

  • Fox 13 Dream Team surprises father of 5 with life-changing gift

    MAGNA, Utah – The Fox 13 Dream Team is on a mission to change lives. We’ve partnered with Mountain America Credit Union to help make some dreams come true for deserving Utahns. This month we surprised Troy Goodfellow with a gift that will make his day-to-day living a little easier. Goodfellow is a father of five who has struggled with the debilitating effects of multiple sclerosis for more than 20 years. If you know someone who could use a visit […]

  • Big Budah’s blog: Inspirational people and plans to expand our family

    Inspirational People This month started with a jump start of great motivation and inspiration. I met Mark Eaton and we chatted about his book “The Four Commitments of A Winning Team”, and I spent some time with Pamela Atkinson and her never ending fight against homelessness. These two individuals gave me some needed strength in my own battle against depression and have helped me look to brighter times. Josh Burkman, a former UFC fighter, also laid some of his spirituality, […]

  • It’s Friday the 13th and Big Budah tests some of the day’s superstitions about bad luck

    SALT LAKE CITY — It’s Friday the 13th and legend has it that bad luck is lurking out there if you’re not careful. On the “don’t do” list are things like walking under a ladder or breaking a mirror. Believers say there are a lot of things you can do to fend off bad luck such as throwing salt over one’s shoulder.  

  • Free spay/neuter for cats and kittens – Fix on Fifth

    The Humane Society of Utah is partnering with Best Friends Animal Society and Salt Lake County Animal Services to provide free spay and neuter surgeries for cats and kittens April 5. Click here for complete details from the Utah Humane Society. View this post on Instagram Leo, Bella and Blue wanted to remind you that we’re giving away 100 free cat spay/neuter vouchers today in our cat clinic here at the Humane Society of Utah. You can find out more by clicking […]

  • Big Budah’s blog: Finding solace from the slumps in service, family

    Health and fitness Let’s start with the bad…there is something to be said about mental health and mental fitness. I fell into a rut this month, and the timing of my “slump” is right around the time of my cousin Jr Matuu’s passing. It left me thinking of all my family members, including my Dad, who have gone on, and I allowed myself to take one day off from working out—chalking it up to a mental day. That one day […]

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