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
  • A jogger makes his way along the Santa Fe Dam in Irwindale on March 26, 2015. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

    Unseasonable Heat Wave Could Break High-Temp Records in Southern California

    Temperatures soared into the 90s Thursday as another heat wave hit Southern California. As of 3 p.m., Long Beach hit 93 degrees, downtown L.A. hit 90, Woodland Hills hit 91 and Fullerton recorded 95. It was slightly cooler at the beaches, with temperatures in the high 70s and low 80s. A half-acre brush fire was reported in La Habra but quickly put out by firefighters. As high pressure builds over the region and offshore winds develop, a hot air mass will push temperatures […]

  • Thousands of LAUSD Teachers Boycott Faculty Meetings in Contact Dispute

    Thousands of LAUSD teachers boycotted faculty meetings Tuesday, despite threats that they pay would be docked. The walkout was part of the teacher`s union ongoing push for a new contract. Steve Kuzj reports from the Westlake District for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

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    Firefighters Voice Concerns About Cellphone Towers Near L.A. Fire Stations

    Los Angeles firefighters were speaking out at a county Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday over concerns that cellphone towers near fire stations may pose a health risk. Steve Kuzj reports from downtown L.A. for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

  • A brush fire was burning close to homes in Santa Clarita on March 23, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Firefighters Battle 3-Acre Brush Fire Off Magic Mountain Parkway in Santa Clarita

    A fire that burned trees and brush in a wash near homes in Santa Clarita grew to 3 acres Monday but was 100 percent contained by early evening. The fire was reported at 3:45 pm. at 24919 Magic Mountain Parkway in Santa Clarita (map), according a dispatcher with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The site of the fire was in a brushy area near homes, east of the 5 Freeway and about 1 1/2 miles from Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement […]

  • The eight members of the Granada Hills Charter High Academic Decathlon team were honored March 23, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Granada Hills Students Celebrate Academic Decathlon Win

    The team of eight students who won the California Academic Decathlon at Granada Hills Charter High School were honored at the school Monday. It’s a repeat performance for the school. Steve Kuzj reports for the KTLA 5 News at 3 on March 23, 2015.

  • Three people were killed when scaffolding collapsed in Raleigh, North Carolina on March 23, 2015. (Credit: WRAL via CNN)

    3 Killed, 1 Injured in Scaffolding Collapse From 11-Story Building in North Carolina

    Three people died and another was seriously injured in a scaffolding collapse at a construction site in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. The scaffolding fell from a high-rise building into a parking lot at about 11 a.m. Monday in the 500 block of Fayetteville Street. Update Raleigh, NC *Scaffold Collapse* report of multiple fatalities. Falling glass hazard. #NCfire — CAROLINAS FIRE PAGE (@CFPalerts) March 23, 2015 U/D Raleigh, NC (Wake) *Struct Collapse* prelim of 4 fatal. Lenoir at Fayetteville. Img @ABC11_WTVD chopper. […]

  • About 100 people attended a vigil for Eric Pederson in Irvine on Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Vigil Held for Downhill Skateboarder Killed in Crash on San Gabriel Mountain Roadway

    A candlelight vigil was held Sunday night for a 20-year-old man who was fatally struck by a dump truck while riding a skateboard on a mountain road in the Angeles National Forest north of San Dimas. About 100 friends and loved ones gathered at Aldrich Park, on the campus of UC Irvine, where they remembered Eric Pederson as a downhill skateboarding enthusiast known for his sense of humor and generosity. Pederson, a student at the university, “was just one of […]

  • An artist's rendering of a proposed NFL stadium for the Raiders and Chargers in Carson. (MANICA Architecture)

    Carson NFL Backers Get 14,000 Ballot Initiative Signatures

    The plan to build a $1.7-billion stadium for the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders in Carson moved ahead Saturday as backers collected more than 14,000 signatures in support of a ballot initiative for the project. Organizers of the petition drive, bankrolled by the Chargers and Raiders, originally expected it to last until mid-April. Instead, they needed just eight days. “The signature-gathering effort, which moved forward at an unusually rapid pace, revealed an extremely high level of support for the stadium […]

  • A skateboarder was killed in a crash on Glendora Mountain Road on March 20, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Skateboarder, 21, Killed in Collision With Truck on San Gabriel Mountain Roadway

    A 21-year-old male skateboarder was killed when he collided with a dump truck on a curving mountain road in the Angeles National Forest north of San Dimas on Friday, authorities said. First responders were dispatched to a report of a vehicle collision with a pedestrian at Glendora Mountain Road and East Fork Road (map) about 10 a.m., Randall Wright of the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. The man was pronounced dead on arrival, at about 10:40 a.m. The victim was described only […]