Bud Foster

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.

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-TV. 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.

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Recent Articles by Bud

  Tucson workers brave excessive heat to keep city running

  Planned Parenthood gives up Title X money

  Neighbors helping neighbors deal with the heat

  Changes in Endangered Species Act will face legal challenges

  Personal finance studies now a state requirement

  Ordinance to raise smoking age rejected in Pima County

  Healing after mass shooting takes years

  Smoking age likely to increase to 21 in Pima County

  Archaeologists continue excavation at I-10, Ruthrauff interchange

  Tucson Convention Center getting $65 million upgrade, expansion

  Outdoor ice rink coming to downtown Tucson in time for the holidays

  What’s the future for the Sunshine Mile?

  Remodeling work has begun on new facility to house migrants

  Grant money kicks off expansion for Tucson International Airport

  Concerns over deteriorating buildings downtown, Pima County racing to make them secure

  Pima County approves use of juvenile detention center to provide temporary housing for migrants

  New option for housing migrants as monastery is set to close

  Downtown Businesses offer deals, specials for the slow summer season

  Pima County cutting idle time for fleet vehicles, helping reduce air pollution

  New casino may be in works at I-10 and Grant

  A different way to celebrate the Fourth of July at the Benedictine Monastery

  Pima County narrowly passes resolution condemning ICE raids

  Asylum seeker numbers rise in Tucson

  Fish and Wildlife to introduce ‘mosquito eater’ topminnow at Mission Garden canal

  New EPA emissions standards under fire

  Water flows in Santa Cruz River for first time in 70 years

  Tucson mayor apologizes for using f-bomb at meeting

  Tucson losing trees faster than they are being replaced

  Students from across America dedicate summer at Benedictine Monastery to help asylum seekers

  Neighborhood still on edge after five bombs found