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

  Tree trouble for midtown neighborhood

Nogales reacts to national emergency declaration by President Trump

Canoa Ranch has unique way to raise restoration funds

Tucson considering raising minimum wage for city workers

Two wayward camels back home after a bit of free roaming

Federal workers prepare for shutdown just in case

Rillito Park horse racing is out of the gate

Protecting plants during freezing conditions

All traffic lights in Pima County could soon be hi-tech

Tucson working on making streets safer with Complete Streets ordinance

Cold weather back east means a good tourism season for Tucson

Government shutdown over for now, workers wary

Furloughed workers frustrated, angry and looking for help

Community coming together to help federal workers impacted by shutdown

Shutdown starts to percolate in the housing industry

MLK music event hopes to build on past success

KOLD INVESTIGATES: Opioids take their toll in Pima County

29 4th and 5th graders rebuked twice because of gov’t shutdown

Furloughed federal workers get utility help

Furloughed federal workers file for unemployment, run into roadblocks