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

  Governor to sign AZ gaming bill for lawful sports betting

  TPD Chief nominated for CBP Commissioner

  Arizona says COVID-19 cases expected to slightly increase

COVID-19 cases on the rise in Pima County

  Where are the FEMA vaccination sites?

  City votes to raise water rates in unincorporated areas

Water rates may increase dramatically

  23 voter suppression bills in Arizona legislature

  Pima County to defy Governor Ducey’s order on mask mandate

County will embed FEMA PODs in Hispanic neighborhoods

  State reverses decision, Pima County gets FEMA site

  State silent on FEMA vaccination site for Pima County

  Pima County says it will try to bypass state on FEMA vaccine assistance

  BUD’S BLOG: Here’s what it’s like to get the COVID-19 vaccine

  County and state spar over COVID-19 vaccine from FEMA

  State says it will meet President Biden’s goal

  American Rescue Plan hits home in Tucson

  Tucson gets $139 million in rescue funds, charts reopening path

Easing of COVID-19 restrictions can be confusing

  Capacity requirements lifted for Arizona businesses

One year anniversary of Coronavirus in Pima County

  Some COVID-19 restrictions in Arizona may be eased, discussions are underway

  County works to fix evictions mess

  Judge on administrative leave after firing a gun

  When will COVID-19 restrictions ease?

  Tax notices are in the mail, county officials say look before discarding

  Tucson talks about ending free COVID testing

County may end free COVID-19 testing

  City, county to hold joint meeting on COVID-19

  Coronavirus vaccine disparity causes concern