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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
  • Police Seek to ID Suspect Caught on Video Fleeing Scene of Fatal Stabbing in Westlake With Knife

    Los Angeles police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man wanted in connection with a fatal stabbing incident in Westlake. Officers released footage on Wednesday that they say shows the man fleeing the scene holding a knife. Authorities were called to the 700 block of South Westlake Avenue shortly before 11 p.m. on April 16 regarding an assault with a deadly weapon, according to a statement from the Los Angeles Police Department. Responding officers found a man suffering […]

  • LAPD Seeks Public’s Help in Identifying Suspect in Violent Assault Outside Echo Park Bar

    The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted for a violent assault on two men outside of a bar in Echo Park in December 2016. Steve Kuzj reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on April 25, 2017.

  • Woman Injured in Manhattan Beach Road Rage Incident Caught on Video

    A Manhattan Beach woman was injured after a confrontation with another female driver who became angry when she realized the incident was being filmed. Steve Kuzj reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on April 24, 2017.

  • Search Continues for Missing Boy Whose Father Was Found Passed Out in South Pasadena Park

    Authorities Sunday are following up on leads in their ongoing search of a 5-year-old boy whose father was found passed out in a South Pasadena park and arrested the previous day. Aramazd Andressian Jr. was last seen by his mother at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday during a Skype video call from an unknown location, according to South Pasadena Police. His mother, a San Gabriel Valley resident, had last seen the boy in person at 8 a.m. on April 15 when she transferred […]

  • Firefighters Battle 30-Acre Brush Fire in San Bernardino’s Borea Canyon

    Authorities on Saturday were working to contained a brush fire that broke out in San Bernardino, officials said. San Bernardino County firefighters reported the blaze began at 5:30 p.m. It is being dubbed the Sterling Fire due to its location off of Sterling Avenue north of the 210 Freeway. The flames had engulfed about 30 acres in the area of Borea Canyon as of 8:05 p.m. but their forward rate of spread had stopped, the San Bernardino County Fire Department tweeted. […]

  • Firefighters Extinguish Blaze at Possible Marijuana-Growing Operation in Downtown L.A.

    A fire at a commercial building in downtown L.A. burned for about half an hour Saturday before it was contained, firefighters said. Officials responded to the structure fire at 1601 S. Alameda St. around 3:57 p.m., the Los Angeles Fire Department said. Fire was showing from the roof of the one-story commercial structure when crews arrived on scene, the agency said. It took 43 firefighters about 28 minutes to knock down the flames, fire officials said. No injuries were reported. […]

  • Residents Warned About Dangerous Waves, Rip Currents at SoCal Beaches

    Southern California residents should be on the look out for beach dangers this weekend, including waves, rip currents, red tide and stingrays. Steve Kuzj reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on April 21, 2017.

  • Man Shot Dead in Leimert Park in Broad Daylight; Suspect Remains at Large

    Authorities on Wednesday were investigating a shooting in Leimert Park that left one man dead. Officials were called to a shooting in progress near 8th Avenue and Stocker Plaza around 2:20 p.m., according to Los Angeles police Officer Sal Ramirez. DeMarco Rankin, 32, had been sitting in his vehicle when he was confronted by someone, and an argument ensued, LAPD Capt. Peter Whittingham said. The suspect then fired several shots, striking Rankin in his abdomen, according to Whittingham. Rankin got […]

  • 20 Dogs Seized From Ontario Home in Suspected Dog-Fighting Operation; 1 Person Arrested

    Twenty dogs were seized from an Ontario home in a suspected dog-fighting operation, officials said Wednesday. Ontario Police responded to a home near the intersection of Euclid Avenue and Phillips Street. The Inland Valley Humane Society found the dogs as well as treadmills, weighted vests and weight pulling harnesses, all associated with dog fighting. Officials say the homeowner was training the dogs to be fighters. The dogs were taken to the human society and were being evaluated by a veterinary staff. They […]