Bud Foster

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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.

He is the only Arizona reporter to drive the U.S. / Mexican border from East to West, more than 400 miles. During an eight day journey, he interviewed residents, business owners and police officials on both sides of the border. It culminated in a five part series and half hour documentary called "Life Along the Line." It has been used by some schools in the Tucson area as a teaching tool. He pointed out serious security concerns along the border just months before the events of 9/11.

Bud was born in Lafayette, Indiana. He graduated from Ball State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. His graduate studies brought him to Arizona, Journalism at ASU and Political Science at the U of A.

He's a 37 year veteran of 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 the summer of 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 thirty 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 says, "I think the most important thing is to give back to your community." He devotes his off time to his wife, Maureen, their three dogs, golf and scuba diving.

He has a daughter, Victoria, and two grandchildren.