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 helps with ‘Promposal’, couple lives happily ever after

    SALT LAKE CITY – Eleven years ago, Big Budah helped a student ask a girl he liked to a dance in a Cool School of the Week segment. Fast forward to today, that couple, Taiden and Jay Martinez, are now happily married and celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary. Happy anniversary, Taiden and Jay! A special thanks to Taiden’s mom, Becky Martinez, for sharing this precious story with us.

  • Big Budah’s blog: Pushing through tough times and being thankful in the face of tragedy

    PUSH THROUGH TOUGH TIMES I have been having some good workouts and being able to keep up with the Vegan lifestyle for a few weeks. However, when tragedy strikes and you lose a loved one it is so hard to get past the obvious mental and emotional block. It has been almost 2 weeks since I have been to the gym due to the lack of motivation since having to bury a sister. I am in a funk and a […]

  • Big Budah’s blog: Halloween and a farewell to meat

    Health and Wellness This month, as far as working out and eating right, took a hard turn. My brother Pal and I watched the Netflix show “Game Changers” and what happened was pretty amazing in my mind because both of us never thought that we would STOP eating meat….we did. It has been two weeks as a vegetarian, and I feel amazing. I have lost a total of 13 pounds simply by changing my diet. I have continued to workout […]

  • Big Budah at Bill White Farms & Ranches

    Big Budah visited Bill White Farms & Ranches in Park City.

  • Tuesday is DABC Parent’s Empowered Day at Hogle Zoo; Get $5 off and help your kids avoid underage drinking

    SALT LAKE CITY — FOX 13 has teamed up with Parents Empowered for their annual DABC Parent’s Empowered Zoo Day at Utah’s Hogle Zoo on Tuesday August 6. Research shows that parents are still the number one influence in their children’s lives, and that is especially important when it comes to helping them make the right decisions. One of those decisions is to not drink alcohol at a young age and there will be a lot of displays and experts on […]

  • Days of ’47 Parade highlights with Big Budah

    FOX 13’s Big Budah was at the Days of ’47 Parade Wednesday morning and talked with a few of the people involved in the Pioneer Day festivities.

  • 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 […]

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