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Steve Kuzj joined KTLA as a general assignment reporter in April 2013.

Prior to moving to L.A., Steve worked as a multimedia journalist and anchor for the ABC station in Phoenix. He also spent time reporting for CBS in Atlanta.

Over the years, Steve has received numerous Emmy nominations, and has won for “Best On-Air Reporter.”

The Minnesota native found a passion for story telling and journalism in high school. He took that passion to the University of Minnesota, graduating with degrees in journalism and business.

When not reporting, Steve loves tinkering with electronics, hitting the gym, hiking mountains and scuba diving. He is also a wilderness survival expert, and Eagle Scout. If you ever see him out on a story, feel free to go up and say “hi,” but bad guys be warned, Steve has a second-degree black belt in mixed-martial arts and has been doing karate since he was just 5 years old.


Recent Articles
  • Surveillance Video Shows Teen Being Attacked in Front of North Hollywood Home

    Surveillance video captured a teen apparently being attacked in front of a North Hollywood home as she headed to school. Steve Kuzj reports from North Hollywood for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on March 21, 2017.

  • Man Suspected of Killing Bicyclist in Hit-and-Run Crash Arrested After Chase from Anaheim to Seal Beach

    A man who is suspected of killing a bicyclist in a hit-and-run crash in an unincorporated area of Anaheim was taken into custody after a pursuit with authorities ended in a crash and an officer-involved shooting in Seal Beach early Sunday, officials said. About 5:30 a.m. Anaheim Police officials responded to the 9500 block of Ball Road after the hit-and-run crash, the Los Angeles Times reported. Officers spotted the suspect vehicle, a white SUV, and began a pursuit, but soon lost […]

  • Legendary Rock ‘n’ Roll Musician Chuck Berry Dies at 90

    Chuck Berry, a music pioneer often called “the Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” was found dead Saturday at a residence outside St. Louis, police in St. Charles County said. He was 90. A post on the St. Charles County police Facebook page said officers responded to a medical emergency at a residence around 12:40 p.m. local time Saturday and found an unresponsive man inside. “Unfortunately, the 90-year-old man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26 p.m.,” the […]

  • Family of Teen Killed by Stray Bullet in Lynwood Last November Ask for Public’s Help

    The family of a 16-year-old girl who was killed by a stray bullet in Lynwood while she was returning home from church in November is pleading for the public’s help in solving the case. Danah Rojo-Rivas was sitting in the back seat of a Mustang near the intersection of Long Beach Boulevard and Euclid Avenue when she was struck by a stray bullet one day before Thanksgiving. Her brother and mother were also in the car, but were not injured. […]

  • LAFD Finds Possible Human Skull While Battling Sherman Oaks Brush Fire

    Los Angeles firefighters discovered what may be a human skull while battling a brush fire near Sherman Oaks on Saturday afternoon, officials said. Nearly 90 firefighters responded to a four-acre vegetation fire in the area of Fossil Ridge Park at about 4 p.m. Saturday, authorities said. It was not clear what started the blaze, which was knocked down over the course of two or three hours, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart. As firefighters battled the blaze, […]

  • 5-Year-Old Separated From Family After Parents Send Him to L.A. to Treat Rare Disease; Mom Denied Visa

    At a time when many refugees fleeing war yearn for escape to America, Tony Alsabaa dreams of going home to Syria. He misses his mother. The 5-year-old, a U.S. citizen, left Damascus in August and came to Los Angeles in order to receive medical treatment for a rare disease that leaves him with infections in his spine and unable to walk without a back brace. Tony’s Syrian mother, Maisaa Assaf, sent him to the U.S. alone in August, after she […]

  • Videos of 2 People Riding in Bed of Truck Filled With Gel-Like Beads in Corona Leads to Child Endangerment Accusations

    YouTube videos showing a boy and a young woman riding in the back of a pickup truck filled with Orbeez led to two people being accused of child endangerment, Corona Police said Thursday. Officials received information about the videos that showed “dangerous driving behavior involving children,” police said in a news release. The videos show a family filling the back of the truck with water and the gel-like beads that absorb water and swell at least 100 times their volume. A boy and the woman are […]

  • Immigrant Who Had Been Deported to Mexico 5 Times Charged in Deadly L.A. Car Crash

    JoAnnie Duran was stopped at a red light when her sister’s fiance called. She struggled to make out most of his words, but finally two of them stuck: “Sandra’s dead.” Duran pulled into a gas station parking lot and sobbed, but couldn’t bring herself to say the words out loud. She had Sandra’s 12-year-old son in the car with her. How could she possibly break it to him? And how could it be true? Her sister had called her just […]

  • Pregnant Woman Runs After Robber in Canyon Country Convenience Store; Incident Caught on Camera

    A woman who is eight months pregnant was caught on surveillance running after a robber at a Canyon Country convenience store last week. The incident occurred about 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 3. Jannette Garlow was at the store just down the street from her home to get a money order to pay her family’s rent, when “out of nowhere, a guy comes from behind me and pushes me out of the way,” she told KTLA Monday. The man then tried to […]