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
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    California Works to Establish Statewide Earthquake Alert System

    Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill Thursday to help instate an earthquake alert system that would help citizens better prepare for tremors. Steve Kuzj reports from Pasadena for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Sept. 30, 2016.

  • An animal control officer takes control of a dog that apparently bit a person in the face outside in a strip mall in Van Nuys on Sept. 29, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Bitten in Face by Dog After Fight Breaks Out in Van Nuys: LAPD

    A man was bitten in the face by a dog in Van Nuys Thursday after a fight broke out and had to have surgery, Los Angeles police officials said. The incident was reported about 5:10 p.m. at a strip mall in the 13700 block of Sherman Way, Officer Drake Madison said. A fight apparently broke out between two men and the dog, which belonged to one of them, jumped on the victim, witness Amy Sosa told KTLA. “One of the men […]

  • A car that was rear-ended crashed into a South L.A. bus stop on Sept. 26, 2016, critically injuring three people. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Struck, Killed After Rear-Ended SUV Crashes into South L.A. Bus Stop; Driver Flees Scene

    A man in his 70s died after being struck by a rear-ended Range Rover that crashed into a South Los Angeles bus stop where three people were waiting, the LAPD reported. Two other people were critically injured and the female driver of the car that rear-ended the Range Rover ran away from the scene, said LAPD Officer Mike Lopez. The crash was reported about 6:30 p.m. in the 440 block of West 54th Street in the Vermont Square area of South Los Angeles. […]

  • Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speak during the Presidential Debate at Hofstra University on September 26, 2016 in Hempstead, New York. (Credit: Rick Wilking - Pool/Getty Images)

    Trump, Clinton Clash in Presidential Debate: Poll Gives Round 1 to Clinton

    The debate of the century delivered. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump waged a fiery battle Monday night when they appeared on stage together — a clash of two famous personalities locked in a dead heat for the presidency. During one of the most highly anticipated debates in modern political history, the candidates drew sharp contrasts on temperament, character and policy and starkly different visions of where they would lead the nation. By most measures, Clinton had the better night, repeatedly […]

  • Fire Engineer Ryan Osler is seen in a photo released by the Ventura County Fire Department.

    Ventura County Firefighter Killed in Rollover Crash While Headed to the Canyon Fire

    A 38-year-old Ventura County firefighter was killed Wednesday morning in a rollover crash while driving to the 12,300-acre Canyon Fire on the Central Coast, authorities said. Two firefighters assigned to the massive blaze were in a water-tender truck when it crashed around 6:20 a.m. on Highway 246 at Purisima Road in the Lompoc area, according to a Ventura County Fire Department news release. The passenger became trapped in the vehicle after it rolled over multiple times and died, local authorities […]

  • A vigil was held Tuesday night for Carlos Segovia in South Los Angeles. (Credit: KTLA)

    Vigil Held for 19-Year-Old US Marine Shot in South L.A., City Officials Announce $50,000 Reward

    An emotional vigil was held Tuesday night for the 19-year-old United States Marine who was shot in the head last week while visiting his girlfriend’s home in South Los Angeles, during which officials announced a $50,000 reward for information leading to those responsible in the shooting. Carlos Segovia was shot late Friday night after confronting a group of people who gathered near his car in the area of 31st Street and Western Avenue. A coroner’s official confirmed he had died […]

  • Loyola Marymount University campus is shown in a Sky5 photo on Sept. 19, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    LMU Student Sexually Assaulted in Library Bathroom: Campus Police

    A Loyola Marymount University student was sexually assaulted on Sunday after a man took her into a bathroom inside the school’s library, according to the LMU Department of Public Safety. Officers were called to scene around 9:26 p.m. after reports surfaced of the alleged sexual assault in the first floor restroom of William H. Hannon Library. The victim was reportedly taken into the bathroom where she was forced to perform a sex act on a man, police said. The student reported the […]

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    Hit-and-Run Driver Crashes Into Hollywood Museum, Injuring 2 Pedestrians

    After fleeing the scene of another accident, a hit-and-run driver collided with the Museum of Broken Relationships in Hollywood Monday, injuring two pedestrians, police said. Steve Kuzj reports from Hollywood for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Sept. 19, 2016.

  • Carlos Segovia is shown in uniform in a family photo.

    19-Year-Old Marine Declared Brain Dead After Shooting in South L.A., Mother Fights to Keep Him on Life Support

    A mother is fighting to keep her 19-year-old son on life support on Sunday after he was shot last week in South Los Angeles. Carlos Segovia was visiting his girlfriend’s home near 31st Street and Western Avenue around 11 p.m. last Friday when he noticed a group of people near his car, according to police. Segovia confronted the group and asked them to get away from his car before being shot in the head, his family said. The marine was rushed […]