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
  • Tensions running high as protesters confront police near 6th and Hope streets in Downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday. (Credit: KTLA)

    130 Marchers Protesting Ferguson Decision Arrested in Downtown Los Angeles

    Protesters again faced off with Los Angeles police beginning in the morning and into the night Wednesday, when 130 protesters were arrested for unlawful assembly and failure to disperse near Sixth and Hope streets in downtown Los Angeles. The latest action comes two days after a Missouri grand jury declined to indict a white Ferguson police officer who shot and killed and unarmed black teenager. Marchers have taken to the streets — and freeways — of Los Angeles and other U.S. […]

  • Ferguson protesters stopped traffic on the 101 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles on Nov. 25, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Ferguson Protesters Run Onto 101 Freeway in Downtown L.A., Set Up Barricades, Block Traffic

    A group of demonstrators protesting the Ferguson, Missouri grand jury’s decision to not charge Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown swarmed a much-traveled stretch of the 101 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday night and stopped traffic, aerial video showed. After running up a ramp at Grand Avenue and into the roadway shortly after 9 p.m., the protestors blocked all lanes by placing barricades that they had picked up on nearby side streets, according to the […]

  • Dozens of people march down Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Monday protesting grand jury decision in Michael Brown shooting. (Credit: KTLA)

    Michael Brown Decision Greeted With Shock, Disappointment in South Los Angeles

    The decision by a Missouri grand jury not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown was greeted with shock, sadness and disappointment Monday by dozens of people gathered at Leimert Park in South Los Angeles. “Frankly, I’m afraid for my children,” said Carol Medina of the National Action Network. “Black life has no value.” A crowd of people carrying signs and photographs of the teenager killed in the Aug. 9 shooting […]

  • One person was killed after a car crashed into a building in Boyle Heights on Nov. 23, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Teen Killed in Fiery Crash After Trying to Stop Car From Being Stolen in Boyle Heights: LAPD

    A car slammed into a commercial building in Boyle Heights Sunday after a possible carjacking, killing a person who was clinging to the hood of the vehicle and injuring the driver, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The crash occurred in the 3500 block of East Olympic Boulevard (map) at 3:50 p.m., a tweet from the Los Angeles Fire Department stated. The incident began when two vehicles were involved in a collision a few blocks from the building crash […]

  • Three people were killed in a crash in Lancaster on Nov. 21, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Deadly Two Car Crash in Lancaster Kills 3, Including Child

    Three people were killed, including a child, and three others injured in a devastating two-vehicle crash in Lancaster on Friday evening. A Jeep and a pick-up truck collided around 6 p.m. in the intersection of 25th Street West and Avenue K. The crash sent the Jeep careening into a metal stop light before finally slamming into a tree, according to witnesses at the scene. The force of the impact tore the Jeep into pieces, ripping off the axle and sending […]

  • Investigators worked at the scene where two children died in a residential fire in San Bernardino on Nov. 20, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Extreme Fire Hazards’ Found at Illegally Occupied Home Where 2 Children Died in Fire

    Two young children died and their father was critically injured Thursday morning after a fire broke out at their illegally occupied San Bernardino apartment, which lacked a smoke detector, authorities said. The children’s pregnant mother had gone into labor just hours before the fire and checked herself into the hospital, authorities said. She had not been told of her family’s fate. Firefighters arrived shortly after 3:05 a.m. at the home, in the 200 block of West 14th Street (map), and heard screams coming from inside, […]

  • An LADWP was caught on video tossing a cat to the ground in an incident that was caught on video Nov. 14, 2014. (Credit: Kurt Koesler/YouTube)

    Caught on Video: DWP Worker Tosses Cat to the Ground After Power Pole Rescue

    The LADWP responded Wednesday to a video that surfaced on YouTube showing a worker tossing a cat to the ground after rescuing it from a power pole. The feline had showed no sign of being able to get down from a power pole after being stuck there for three days, prompting residents of a foothill neighborhood to call the Los Angeles Fire Department and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. DWP responded to the call on Nov. 14 and a […]

  • Strong winds toppled a tree onto a Ford Mustang in Canoga Park on Nov. 17, 2014. No one was inside the vehicle at the time. (Credit: KTLA)

    Amid Red Flag Warning, Strong Santa Ana Winds Fan Flames, Trigger Power Outages in SoCal

    A Red Flag warning remained in effect in parts of Southern California for a second straight day as strong, gusty winds toppled trees, downed power lines and prompted concerns over increased fire danger. The National Weather Service issued the warning in areas of Los Angeles and Ventura counties as winds with gusts of up to 50 miles per hour in the mountain areas and up to 40 miles per hour were forecast to hit the region on Monday. Fierce winds, […]

  • The family of a 1-year-old boy who was attacked by a dog on Nov. 14, 2014, provided this photo. In it the boy is seen at a Riverside County hospital with his father.

    Dog Impounded After Toddler Is Attacked; Suffers ‘Serious Injuries to His Face’

    A Labrador mix was impounded Saturday after a boy who was one month shy of his second birthday was attacked by a dog in southwest Riverside County and suffered “serious injuries to his face,” according to Department of Animal Services officials. Dexter, a 6-year-old dog, was identified by a witness as the animal that attacked a 1-year-old boy at Primrose Park in French Valley (map) sometime after 3 p.m. Friday, spokesman for the Riverside County Department of Animal Services John […]