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

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

  Neighborhood still on edge after five bombs found

  Operation Chill Out looking for volunteers

  Prison reform bill vetoed by Gov. Doug Ducey

  Hot weather common sense

  Impact of funding cuts on Southwest Key

  HHS cuts services to migrant children

  City of Tucson: Proposed five-year pedestrian safety plan unveiled

  Tariff concerns already impacting produce distributors

  Tucson Map and Flag going out of business

  ‘Trash man’ helps keep Ventana Canyon neighborhood clean

  Body of WWII veteran returned home to Tucson

  37 million take to their cars for Memorial Day

  ‘Stop the Bleed’ holds workshops in Tucson

  Pima County job vacancies at all-time high

  Tucson protesters rally for abortion rights

  Restrictions for Tucson High Magnet School graduation on new turf

  Crisis On The Border: Tucson, like other cities, facing problem housing migrants

  ADEQ: Water clean up in midtown

  It’s “garbage talk” time for U of A students

  UA rummage sale cancelled, Salvation Army getting influx of great stuff to sell

  Dora’s Story: Woman recounts deadly journey to find new life in America

  Pima County zoning will allow taller buildings in some areas

  Pima Co. Sheriff Mark Napier talks Operation Stonegarden funds

  Pima County Board flips Stonegarden vote, accepts federal money

  Immigration crisis faces another crisis.. housing

  Tucson plans to reduce traffic deaths

  Gentrification, what it means for Tucson barrios

  Tucson looks for ways to save recycling

  Tucson looking for more space to house refugees