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

  Guidelines for returning to school during remote learning

  Pima County Health Department to meet with school superintendents to establish guidelines for reopening schools

  Sonora Quest accused of fraud by AZ Attorney General

  COVID-19 cases in Pima County dropping due to mask efficacy, officials say

  Primary election sees moderate turnout

  High turnout expected for Tuesday’s primary election

  U.S. Postal Service changes as elections get closer

  Pima County sees backlog in rental assistance processing

  Business owners look to move operations outdoors

  Final $600 supplemental check issued to unemployed

  Medical professionals sign open letter to shut down economy for virus

  COVID-19 testing lag frustrating health experts

  Game and Fish warns of bears in Madera Canyon

  Pima County receives complaints about people, businesses not complying with face mask mandate

  Unemployed could see drop in benefits if CAREs act expires

  Pima County taking COVID-19 contact tracing seriously

  Pima County facing poll worker shortage for Aug. 4 primary

  Moratorium on rental evictions set to expire this month

  County officials turn to Tik Tok to encourage mask wearing

  Arizona sees a small dip in cases, but experts say the state is far from a trending decrease

  Pima County Sheriff addresses plan for reform

  Pima County to open COVID-19 testing site at Kino Sports Complex

  Pima County setting up COVID-19 anonymous tip line for employees

  Health service company in Phoenix could bring contact tracing jobs to Tucson

  Tucson Mayor Regina Romero doubles down on white supremacist claim

  Pima County urges residents to get flood insurance ahead of Monsoon

  TPD to release information on in-custody deaths from past 10 years

  Businesses forced to shut down after Gov. Ducey issues another executive order

  Tucson leaders aim to reestablish community trust in police following in-custody death

  Arizona seeing spike in COVID-19 cases among younger generation