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. In 2020, Bud won his first Emmy.

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: bud.foster@kold.com

Recent Articles by Bud

New guidelines for COVID and schools

  More younger voters in 2020, gender gap widens

  No uniformed police at polling places

  As COVID-19 cases rise, war over face mask requirements brews in Pima County

  State and County preparing for a Fall Covid-19 surge

  Task Force hopes to improve 911 dispatch

  911 Tucson call center troubles get an airing

  Serious issues persist at Tucson’s 911 call center

  City to University - test off campus now

  County plays hardball over mask policy

  BLM supporters being targeted with mysterious letter

  UofA students refuse to be tested for Covid-19

  It’s not a recession, it’s a “she”-session

  VP debate likely to make history

  City cracks down on food delivery services

  Pima County forms Integrity Task Force ahead of 2020 election

  Rent prices going up in Tucson during pandemic

  What some will be watching for in Trump/Biden debate

  Marijuana initiative Prop 207 may be a close race

  Pima County constables office faces another issue

  Tucson’s economic recovery is about average

Virus spread around University of Arizona causing consternation

  Tucson to consider free transit

  Viva Coffee House accused of violating face mask requirements in Pima County

  Sun Tran may resume charging transit fares in late September

  With Democrats in the lead in the state, Arizona could be turning blue

Is Arizona turning blue? Polls show state favors democratic candidates

  District 1 Supervisor Ally Miller refuses to wear mask after policy passed by board of supervisors

  Coffee shop owner arrested at Board of Supervisors meeting

  U.S. Postal Service to send out millions of postcards with election information