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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 photograph of the dog seized by the police impersonators provided by the owner.

    Two Police Impersonators Sought After ‘Confiscating’ Homeowner’s Dog in Echo Park

    Police were warning pet owners to be aware of a scam involving two women posing as LAPD officers who seized a Echo Park homeowner’s dog on the grounds of alleged abuse. The women were dressed in green uniforms and claimed they were from the LAPD Animal Cruelty Task Force, the posted stated, according to a Facebook post by the LAPD’s Rampart Division. The homeowner was told that the task force had received multiple complaints that his dog was being neglected. […]

  • A rally was held outside Los Angeles City Hall Wednesday urging city leaders to protect renters. (Credit: KTLA)

    Rally Held to Urge L.A. Lawmakers to Protect Renters

    Hundreds of low-income renters held a rally Wednesday outside Los Angeles City Hall urging leaders to pass measures protecting renters. Steve Kuzj reports from downtown Los Angeles for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on April 22, 2015.

  • The driver of an SUV pursued by LAPD was taken into custody after a standoff outside a Downey home on April 21, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Driver in Custody Following Suspected Drug Deal, LAPD Pursuit and Standoff in Downey

    Los Angeles police pursued a driver on surface streets through cities southeast of downtown L.A. on Tuesday afternoon, ending the chase in a standoff that lasted about an hour and 15 minutes outside a home in the Downey area. The driver was taken into custody without incident about 5 p.m., aerial video from Sky5 showed. The pursuit began when officers in the Skid Row area witnessed what they believed was a drug deal, according to Los Angeles Police Department Capt. Don […]

  • Clinton Alford shows wounds his attorney said came from a beating at the hands of LAPD in October 2014. (Credit: Law Offices of Caree Harper)

    LAPD Chief Beck ‘Shocked’ By Video of Man Beaten During 2014 Arrest

    Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said he was “shocked” Tuesday after watching a videotaped beating of a man during an October 2014 arrest in the South Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles. Steve Kuzj reports from downtown Los Angeles for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on April, 21, 2015.

  • A massive plume of smoke rose above a brush fire in the Chino Hills area on Saturday, April 18, 2015. (Credit: Fredy Avila)

    Unattended Cooking Fire Caused Massive Highway Fire in Chino Hills Area: Officials

    An unattended cooking fire caused the so-called Highway Fire that has burned 1,020 acres near the Prado Dam in the Chino Hills area, officials said Sunday. Hours after evacuation orders were lifted and a smoke advisory went into effect, Cal Fire’s Riverside division said the blaze was 35 percent contained. The fire was reported about 6:12 p.m. Saturday near the interchange of the 71 and 91 freeways (map), officials said. The burned area held at 300 acres overnight with 15 percent containment, and residents evacuated […]


    Brush Fire Prompts Evacuation of Fullerton Sports Complex; No Injuries Reported

    Firefighters responded Saturday afternoon after a brush fire broke out near the Fullerton Sports Complex and Brea Dam Recreation Area. The fire was reported about 1:24 p.m. in the 1700 block of North Harbor Boulevard (map), according to a dispatcher with the Fullerton Fire Department. There were no immediate reports of injuries or structural damage, but the blaze was spreading uphill in the direction of nearby homes, the dispatcher said. St. Jude Medical Center is located just west of the scene. The […]

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    Brush Fire 15% Contained After Burning 300 Acres in Chino Hills Area; Evacuation Orders Remain

    A massive vegetation fire was 15 percent contained after burning about 300 acres Saturday night near the Prado Dam in the Chino Hills area, officials said. Mandatory evacuations remained in place due to the so-called Highway Fire, according to an incident report from the Riverside County Fire Department. The report had said the containment level was 30 percent before the figure was revised. Some 200 homes in the area were threatened, the Fire Department said. Residents were ordered to evacuate houses on Bluff Street, Homestead Road […]

  • A man was seen shoving a security guard following a robbery in Beverly Grove. (Credit: Los Angeles Police Department)

    Video Shows Security Guard Being Shoved by Alleged Robber in Beverly Grove; 3 Sought

    Surveillance video released Friday showed a security guard being shoved by one of three men who were attempting to flee a Beverly Grove business following a robbery. The incident occurred Monday evening about 8:30 p.m. when the three men entered the business located in the 8400 block of Beverly Boulevard (map) and allegedly stole an iPhone and an iPhone 6 plus, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department. The video showed the men entering the store and then walking out […]

  • At least one home appeared to be destroyed by a fire in Jurupa Valley on April 16, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Jurupa Valley Brush Fire Destroys 1 Home, Damages 4 Others

    Firefighters battled a brush fire that grew to 8 acres on Thursday afternoon, destroying at least one home and prompting the evacuation of about 25 other houses in Jurupa Valley, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. The blaze, which was dubbed the Van Buren Fire, burned off Van Buren Boulevard near 60th Street (map). It was fully contained at about 4:30 p.m., nearly five hours after it was first reported. One firefighter and one civilian were treated for minor injuries, according to the Fire Department. Aerial […]