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. 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: bfoster@kold.com

Recent Articles by Bud

  Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair reaches major milestone

  Award honors small business with dreams to make a difference

  Food stamp cuts will hit rural communities hardest

  Regina Romero sworn in as Tucson’s first woman mayor

  Live Christmas trees having a better year

  Tucson fire warns of Christmas light dangers

  Forget political conversation on Thanksgiving

  County sends letter to homeowners with multiple flood claims

  PCSD releases report from quadruple amputee arrest

  WATCH: Teenage quadruple amputee wrestled to ground by deputy

  Veterans parade marks 100th year for holiday

  Interstate 10 dust storm early warning system nearly complete

  Over 100 World War II veterans honored at luncheon

  Regina Romero to be sworn in as Tucson’s first female mayor

  Pima County supervisors fix costly tax error affecting Catalina Foothills school district

  UArizona says SEO is reason for school’s name change

  Tucson prepares for 30th annual All Souls Procession

  Arizona students struggling with reading skills

  Protest planned for the Crossroads Gun show

  Judge dismisses Prop. 205 lawsuit against city

  Napier hits back after no confidence vote

  Union approves no-confidence vote for Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier

  Striking copper workers get help on picket lines

  Historic 4th Avenue undergoing new changes

  Littered bus stops create problems for Tucsonans

  Pima Animal Care Center ready to adopt out dozens of chickens

  A piece of history makes its way to Tucson

  Oro Valley mayor gives first state of the town address

  Marking Indigenous People’s Day

  TEP: Wildfires still a concern