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.


Contact Bud

Email: bfoster@tucsonnewsnow.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BudFosterTNN/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/groovydog1/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/budfoster


Recent Articles by Bud

  Pima County seeking help to get homeless into housing and out of jail

A Parks Ranger program may be in Tucson’s future

Controversy over downtown statue of Pancho Villa

Tickets for hands free ordinance violations in Tucson

Urban fishing likely to get city approval

Horse racing at Rillito gets a boost from the University of Arizona

Cyber Monday causes headaches for small business

More razor wire but few immigrants on border in Nogales

New study helping determine better parking in downtown Tucson

Mighty Wurlitzer theater organ making comeback at Fox Theatre

U of A strategic plan - looking 25 years into the future

Tucson golf making money but is it enough

Still 85,000 votes to be counted in Pima County

Freebies being offered to get out the vote

TPD: Policy changes helping officers deal with the opioid crisis

Halloween a day late for 900 Tucson kids

Tucson first in state to adopt organics instead of herbicides

Birthright citizen a bit shaken, but standing his ground

Pittsburgh massacre brings back vivid memories to U of A student

Early voting sets records in Pima County