Bud Foster

Bud Foster


Bud Foster

KOLD reporter Bud Foster

Bud was inducted into the Arizona Broadcasters Hall of Fame in October 2009. He was also honored with an Edward R. Murrow Award in 2010, one of the most prestigious awards in journalism. In 2020, Bud won his first Emmy.

Bud was born in Lafayette, Indiana. He graduated from Ball State University where he earned a B.S. in business administration. His graduate studies brought him to Arizona, journalism at Arizona State and political science at the University of Arizona.

He has spent more than 40 years in the news industry in Arizona, having started in the studios of KAET at ASU in 1973. He quickly moved to NBC Channel 12 in Phoenix and at KOOL-TV, the Phoenix CBS affiliate. He came to Tucson in 1980 as an anchor for Channel 4. He moved to KOLD News 13 in 1994 as the anchor of the evening broadcasts.

Bud has been nominated four times for an Emmy and won 30 other awards, including several Arizona Press Club Awards. He has been inducted into the prestigious Silver Circle by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his many years of contributions to the television industry.

Bud brings credibility, market experience and knowledge of the city to KOLD. He enjoys getting to meet new people every day and getting to wrestle with the issues of the city and surrounding communities.

His participation in the world of news is equaled by his participation in the community. He's served on a dozen different boards, including Amity, the Brewster Center, the Juvenile Diabetes Association and Parent Connection.

Bud said "I think the most important thing is to give back to your community."

He devotes his off time to his wife, Maureen, their dogs, golf and scuba diving.

He has a daughter, Victoria, and two grandchildren.

Contact Bud

Email: bud.foster@kold.com

Recent Articles by Bud

  County news on coronavirus is mixed

  County officials say vaccine distribution is not equitable

Subdued MLK holiday in Tucson

  State ramps up COVID-19 vaccination sites, but shortages persist

  Pima County: Demand for vaccine far outpaces supply

Pima County registration for Phase 1B underway

New era on border wall about to begin

GOP lawmaker target of Dems for Washington insurrection

  State to open mass vaccination site in Glendale

  JAN. 8 ANNIVERSARY: Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly continue to lean on each other

  Senator Kelly says vaccine plan is not working

  Southern Arizona expects a quiet New Year’s Eve

  State takes control of vaccination process

  People 75 and older move up the cue for COVID-19 vaccination

Stimulus signed but not everybody is happy

Break in COVID-19 cases is still months away

Christmas Eve guidelines for church services

Banner delaying some elective surgeries due to COVID-19

Researcher says there are higher chances of getting COVID-19 over the holidays

New stimulus has new features

  AZ gets shorted on its Pfizer vaccine allocation

  State steps up penalties as COVID-19 cases soar in Arizona

  Pima County Health Director diagnosed with COVID-19

Pima County imposes mandatory curfew

Electoral votes cast in secret location following threats of violence

Economy stalls as coronavirus spreads

  County to hold emergency meeting to counter rise in COVID-19 cases

  Another gem show cancellation puts entire show in jeopardy

Legal weed law takes effect but sales are off limits

Coronavirus out of control according to health officials