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

  Rancho de los Cerros: A unique estate on the auction block

  Tombstone trainer reveals what it takes to make a rodeo bull

  TUSD unaffected by transgender bill - at least for now

  US Attorney’s Office in Tucson answers questions about sanctuary cities

  Gem Show sales rock solid

  Pima County supervisors vote against future Operation Stonegarden funding

  ONLY ON KOLD: Investigation into arrest of teenage quadruple amputee heads to county attorney

  Coronavirus concerns in Tucson rise as Gem Show approaches

  Pima County pilot program aims to reduce evictions

  Thornydale widening put on hold for now

  MLK Day marks 10th anniversary for Village Farm

  McSally’s ‘liberal hack’ comment stirs local conversation

  State to close Florence prison to save taxpayer dollars, governor says

New sports complex opens on Tucson’s southeast side

  Governor Doug Ducey pledges working relationship with new Tucson Mayor

  Iowa Caucuses Coming to Arizona

  Survivors, heroes remember Tucson’s worst mass shooting 9 years later

  Electric scooter program passes pilot program

  Medical examiner: Mountain lions found eating human remains not responsible for person’s death

  TSA to require new travel ID in Arizona by Oct. 1, 2020

  Turning bottles into sand

  New laws going into effect in 2020

  VIDEO: Southern Arizona residents get chance to play in snow

  Asarco strikers receive gifts for Christmas

  Survivors, firefighters remember deadly Pioneer Hotel fire four decades later

  Tucson’s new fire chief aims toward crew safety, fresh recruits

  Tucson City Council to dive into front yard swimming pool issue

  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