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

  Pima County opens park ramadas for Memorial Day

  Local union calls for UPS distribution closure amid possible COVID-19 outbreak

  Pima County Board of Supervisors passes new regulations for restaurants reopening, discusses bringing back employees

  City of Tucson to begin free COVID-19 testing program

  Pima County makes changes to restaurant dine-in regulations

  Conflicting regulations between state, counties and cities following COVID-19 outbreak

  County considering how to bring workers back to the office, some worried about COVID-19 risk

  Pima Community College prepares to bring some staff back to campuses

  Pima County Board of Supervisors turns dine-in suggestions into regulations following COVID-19 closures

Pima County Board of Supervisors calls for emergency meeting to discuss making COVID-19 dine-in suggestions part of code

  Pima County releases set of suggestions for restaurants re-opening

  Pima County: Telecommuters must return to work once stay-at-home order is lifted

  State health department reverses stance on COVID-19 modeling research

  AZDHS says they will no longer use group of UA, ASU modelers

  Open roads encourage speeding as result of COVID-19 pandemic

  Hundreds of prisoners released early due to COVID-19 concerns

  Officials say governor’s office lacked coordination with county to plan statewide COVID-19 testing blitz

  Officials discuss re-opening pools, spas amid COVID-19 pandemic

  Researcher weighs in on how re-opening could impact the spread of COVID-19

  Regina Romero asks governor for stay-at-home extension

  Pima County to hold ‘back to business’ meetings

  Pima County to implement task force focused on restarting economy

  Arizona to expand criteria for COVID-19 testing

  Pima County marks 50th Earth Day with cleaner air

  City officials to determine how to manage budget during COVID-19

  Pima County COVID-19 death numbers out of proportion compared to Maricopa County, UArizona to begin antibody testing

  Pima County officials expect COVID-19 to impact next year’s city budgets

  City of Tucson addresses homeless population during pandemic

  Pima County Board of Supervisors entertain plans to get the county back to normal following COVID-19 outbreak

  AZDHS launches COVID-19 tracking by zip code