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

  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

  CDC: STDs hit an all-time high

  Plan for Ronstadt Transit Center ready for public scrutiny

Ruthrauff interchange construction work about to get underway in Tucson

  TUSD substitute teachers can return to work after two days without pay

  TSA to require new travel ID in AZ one year from today

  Painting the future

  Tucson nurses go on strike

  Circle K launches program to help offset carbon emissions

  Tucson man recovering after getting bitten by rattlesnake

  Golf course spruces up to attract players

  Labor unions hold 23rd annual picnic

  Pedestrian deaths in Tucson on record pace

  Tucson set to move on green infrastructure plan

  No matter how Tucson general election turns out, it will be historic

  Why election results take days to report and how to change it

  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