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
  • Man Recovering in Hospital After Being Struck by Car During Vigil for Cyclist in South L.A.

    A man was recovering Thursday after a vehicle struck him during a vigil for a cyclist killed in South Los Angeles. A video taken by the KTLA news crew at the intersection of Normandie and Manchester avenues on Wednesday shows a sedan speeding through a red light, passing by an LAPD patrol SUV and hitting Quatrell Stallings, sending him flying through the air. The driver fled the scene, where about 100 cyclists and pedestrians were gathering for a vigil for Frederick Frazier, a […]

  • A pedestrian is struck in a South L.A. intersection on April 11, 2018 where a vigil was being held for a bicyclist who was fatally struck in a hit-and-run crash the day before. (Credit: KTLA)

    Video Shows Car Hitting Pedestrian During Vigil for Cyclist Who Was Killed in South L.A. Hit-and-Run

    A pedestrian was hit by a car Wednesday afternoon during a vigil for a bicyclist who had been fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver a day earlier at the same location in South L.A., video from the scene showed. Now the Los Angeles Police Department is looking for the drivers and vehicles involved in both hit-and-run crashes, and authorities say the vigil itself became violent and turned into an assault on an officer, which is also under investigation. Pedestrians and […]

  • Elon Musk’s Next Test of Hyperloop Transportation System Aims to Reach Half the Speed of Sound

    SpaceX founder Elon Musk has had a busy week, announcing projects that involve a transportation system being tested at its Hawthorne headquarters through which he hopes vehicles would travel at the speed of sound and a massive rocket designed to shuttle people through space. Steve Kuzj reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on April 9, 2018. Upgraded SpaceX/Tesla Hyperloop pod speed test soon. Will try to reach half speed of sound (and brake) within ~1.2km. — Elon Musk […]

  • A man draped in an American flag climbed 200 feet up a crane in Hollywood on April 8, 2018. (Credit: Matt Parson / @thedigitalcreator on Instagram)

    Man in Custody After Ascending 200-Foot Crane in Hollywood While Wrapped in American Flag

    A man was taken into custody roughly three hours after he scaled a 200-foot crane in Hollywood on Sunday, officials said. The man was first spotted atop the crane at a building under construction at 6140 W. Hollywood Blvd. around 5 p.m. and was apprehended around 8 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. He could be seen shirtless and barefooted, draped in an American flag, climbing up and down the crane’s boom in footage from the scene. He […]

  • A man is transported to the hospital after being injured in a explosion at a Torrance apartment complex on April 8, 2018. (Credit: Street Heat)

    4 Injured in Possible Gas Explosion at Torrance Apartment Complex: Fire Officials

    Four people were injured in an explosion at an apartment building in Torrance Sunday afternoon, officials said. The incident was reported around 1:15 p.m. on the 23500 block of Anza Avenue, just north of the Pacific Coast Highway, Assistant Torrance Fire Chief Robert Millea said. It appeared it was a gas explosion, but a hazardous materials team was on scene Sunday afternoon working to determine exactly what occurred. Anza Avenue had been closed for a few hours as emergency personnel responded. […]

  • Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968) addresses crowds during the March On Washington at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, where he gave his 'I Have A Dream' speech. (Credit: Central Press/Getty Images)

    Bells Across U.S. Toll 39 Times in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

    Crowds grew silent Wednesday as bells rang out 39 times in Atlanta and Memphis for the age the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was at the time of his assassination. Cities across the United States honored King with ceremonies and performances, as well as reflections on what today’s civil rights advocates can do to carry forward his legacy 50 years after his death. LIVE UPDATES: America remembers MLK Speakers challenged listeners to push for justice and equality, as they expect King would […]

  • Vehicles race during a preview day for the Grand Prix in Long Beach on April 3, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Long Beach Gets a Preview Before the Grand Prix

    The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is set for April 13 to 15. Streets are shut down already, and some got to take a stroll on the course on Tuesday, when our reporter took a wild test drive. Steve Kuzj reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on April 3, 2018.

  • Dow Drops 459 Points as Amazon Tumbles, Trade War Fears Rise

    Trade war fears and a presidential attack on Amazon rocked Wall Street. The Dow closed down 459 points on Monday. The Nasdaq plunged almost 3% and dropped into the red for the year. Heavy selling in tech stocks left the Nasdaq just shy of correction territory, 10% below its all-time closing high. At one point, the Dow was down as much as 758 points, a brutal first day of trading for the second quarter of 2018. Market analysts blamed the […]

  • Video Shows Man Walking Dogs by Dragging Them Alongside Car in Lancaster

    A woman was very concerned after she saw a man exercising his two large dogs by running them alongside his moving car on a rural Palmdale road. Desiree Durst saw the man on Saturday running the dogs on West Avenue K and jumped in the car with her mother and son to record the scene out of concern for the dogs’ wellbeing, she told KTLA. In the video, the man can be seen in his car with the two dogs, […]