Steve Kuzj
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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
  • David and Louise Turpin sit during a court appearance in Riverside on Feb. 23, 2018. (Credit: pool)

    Turpin Parents in Perris Torture Case Face Additional Charges of Child Abuse, Felony Assault

    David Allen Turpin and Louise Anna Turpin, the California couple accused of holding their 13 children captive, are facing additional charges, a prosecution spokesman said Friday. Riverside County District Attorney spokesman John Hall told reporters after a brief court hearing that each Turpin is facing three additional counts of child abuse. An additional felony assault charge has been lodged against Louise Turpin. “Further investigation led us to this,” Hall said. The complaint against the pair now includes 42 counts, with 41 […]

  • The couple tied the knot at the top of the thrilling roller coaster on Feb. 22, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Video: Australian Couple Gets Married on Six Flags Magic Mountain Roller Coaster Thursday

    A couple from Australia got married on the Twisted Colossus roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain Thursday morning. Logan Stojcevski, 32, and John Woods, 35, tied the knot in a ceremony at the peak of the ride, ahead of a steep drop, around 10:20 a.m., Sky5 aerial video showed. “We wanted to do something different when we got married,” Woods told KTLA after the ceremony. “So the best way to start married life is on a roller coaster.” “I’ve […]

  • A weapons cache confiscated from the home of a 17-year-old who allegedly threatened to shoot up his Whittier-area high school is shown at a sheriff's news conference on Feb. 21, 2018. (Credit: Steve Kuzj / KTLA)

    Weapons Found After School Safety Officer Helps Thwart Alleged School Shooting Plot at High School in Whittier Area: Sheriff

    A recent threat to commit a shooting at El Camino High School in South Whittier was thwarted thanks to a safety officer who overheard the “disgruntled” student and alerted authorities, and a cache of weapons was found at the teen’s home, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Wednesday. The incident took place last Friday, just two days after a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, left 17 people dead. Deputies from the Norwalk Sheriff’s Station […]

  • Regal Entertainment Group, Walt Disney Picture and Marvel Studios hosted an advanced IMAX screening of "Black Panther" for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston on Feb. 15, 2018 (Credit: Bob Levey/Getty Images for IMAX)

    Twitter Users Post False Claims of Assaults at ‘Black Panther’ Screenings

    As Marvel’s latest superhero movie “Black Panther” draws praise and rakes in millions of dollars at the box office, Twitter trolls have emerged across the country attempting to stoke racial division by spreading false reports about the film’s largely African American fans. Over the past few days, users have posted false claims that they were attacked by blacks while going to see “Black Panther,” the first movie from Marvel Studios led by a predominantly black cast. “It’s very unfortunate that […]

  • Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announces the indictment of 13 Russian nationals and 3 Russian organizations for meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election February 16, 2018 at the Justice Department in Washington, DC. (Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    Special Counsel Issues Indictment Against 13 Russian Nationals Over 2016 Election Interference

    Special counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for allegedly meddling in the 2016 presidential election, charging them with conspiracy to defraud the United States, the Department of Justice announced Friday. In addition, three defendants were charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, and five defendants with aggravated identity theft. “The defendants allegedly conducted what they called information warfare against the United States, with the stated goal of spreading distrust towards the […]

  • Immigrant rights activists block a Homeland Security van outside the Metropolitan Detention Center on Feb. 15, 2018. (Credit: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

    Immigrant Rights Activists Block Homeland Security Van Outside Detention Center in Downtown L.A.

    A crowd of immigrant rights advocates blocked a Homeland Security van late Thursday from accessing the Metropolitan Detention Center in downtown Los Angeles. Video footage showed dozens of people standing in the street, in front of a marked van, chanting, “Drive out ICE!” and “Stop the deportations!” Some held signs. Organized by the Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice, the protest was in response to raids this week that led to the detention of more than 100 people suspected of violating […]

  • Couple Sues Irvine Fertility Clinic Over Lost Embryos

    An Orange County couple is suing an Irvine fertility clinic claiming the medical center lost their frozen embryos. Steve Kuzj reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Feb. 14, 2018.

  • Police Seeking Public’s Help ID’ing Man Who Violently Struck 85-Year-Old Woman in Koreatown

    Warning: A photo below may appear graphic to some readers. Police asked for the public’s help Monday in identifying a man who violently struck an 85-year-old woman in Koreatown over the weekend. The attack happened Saturday afternoon as Mi Reum Song walked to a supermarket on Olympic Boulevard near Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles police said. A man reportedly hit the woman on the forehead, knocking her unconscious and causing her head to bleed profusely. Song was treated for head injuries at […]

  • Pastor Accused of Sexual Assault of Minor at Covina Hotel Posts $280K Bail After Turning Himself In

    A pastor accused of sexually assaulting a preteen girl at a Covina hotel earlier this week surrendered to police Sunday before posting $280,000 bail to be released the same day. Douglas Rivera, 40, turned himself in to the Covina Police Department two days after Covina police released surveillance images of a man accused of sexually assaulting one of two minors staying at Vanllee Hotel and Suites. He was booked on charges of sexual assault, indecent exposure and burglary, authorities said. Investigators […]