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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
  • The Long Beach Police Department released this photo of Credo with his handler, Officer Mike Parcells.

    Long Beach K-9, Suspect Both Fatally Wounded by Police Gunfire in Officer-Involved Shooting: LBPD

    A police dog named Credo died after being fatally wounded in an officer-involved shooting in Long Beach Tuesday and the suspect in the shooting was also killed, officials said. The unidentified suspect was being sought by members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in connection with a December 2014 shooting involving multiple victims in Long Beach, according to a news release from the Long Beach Police Department. The man was spotted in the 2800 block of East 15th Street about 9 […]

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    Jay Leno Walks Away From Scary Rollover Crash While Filming Car Show at Irwindale Speedway

    Jay Leno had quite a scare while filming the latest episode of his car show at the Irwindale Speedway. The former “Tonight Show” host got in the passenger’s seat as 80-year-old stunt driver Bob Riggle took his 2,500-horsepower Hemi Under Glass for a spin. Riggle is known for his ability to drive on two wheels. Leno can be heard quipping that it’s “2,500 horsepower on two wheels. What could go wrong?” as Riggle guns the muscle car. While making a turn, […]

  • A home is destroyed by wildfire in Lake Isabella on June 23, 2016. (Credit: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

    2 Dead, About 30,000 Acres Burned in Erskine Fire in Lake Isabella; Gov. Brown Issues State of Emergency

    An out-of-control, wind-driven wildfire burning in the Lake Isabella area of Kern County has left two people dead, destroyed about 100 homes and has grown to about 30,000 acres in less than a day, prompting Gov. Jerry Brown to issue a state of emergency in the area. The two fatalities were confirmed by the Kern County Fire Department about noon Friday. A man and a woman were found outside one of the homes that burned down, and it appears that they were trying to get […]

  • The Erskine Fire erupted in Kern County on June 23, 2016.

    Firefighters Battle 5,000-Acre Out-of-Control Erskine Fire in Kern County; As Many As 80 Homes Lost

    Firefighters are battling a 5,000-acre wildfire burning out of control Thursday evening in the Lake Isabella area of Kern County that has destroyed an estimated 80 homes, according to the Kern County Fire Department. The Erskine Fire was raging south of Highway 178 in Squirrel Valley, according to information posted on the federal InciWeb information page. It was 0 percent contained as of midnight. The blaze was first reported at 2 acres around 4 p.m. near Erskine Creek Road and […]

  • A man pulling a line of shopping carts pauses along Ninth Street in downtown Los Angeles. (Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

    L.A. City Council Considers Ordinance Making It Illegal to Live in a Vehicle

    The Los Angeles City Council was considering a proposal Wednesday that would make it illegal to sleep or live in a vehicle parked on public property. Steve Kuzj reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Wednesday, June 22, 2016.

  • Vegetation burns on June 20, 2016, above Duarte. (Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

    San Gabriel Complex Fires Burning Above Duarte, Azusa Char 4,900 Acres

    Hundreds of homes remained under mandatory evacuations Tuesday as a pair of wildfires charred nearly 5,000 acres in the San Gabriel Mountains. Fire officials dubbed the incident — consisting of both the Fish Fire above Duarte and the Reservoir Fire above Azusa — as the San Gabriel Complex fires during a 9 a.m. news conference Tuesday. Earlier Tuesday, officials stated the wildfires had burned a total of about 5,400 acres. The size of the fires was downgraded to 4,900 acres after […]

  • A firefighting helicopter drops water on the Fish fire near Duarte on June 20, 2016. (Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

    Mandatory Evacuations Ordered as 2 Wildfires Burn 4,500 Acres in San Gabriel Mountains

    Firefighters are battling a pair of fast-moving brush fires that consumed some 4,500 acres in the San Gabriel Mountains, prompting the evacuation of about 685 homes as triple-digit temperatures hit the region Monday. The two fires started midday within an hour of each other and just a few miles apart above the cities of Azusa and Duarte, where it was 109 degrees early Monday evening. The first blaze erupted shortly after 11:15 a.m. along Highway 39 by the Morris Dam after […]

  • The Sherpa Fire, which broke out west of Goleta on June 15, 2016, burns on a hillside in Santa Barbara County. (Credit: KTLA)

    Sherpa Fire in Santa Barbara County Spreads to 7,893 Acres; Containment Increases to 51%

    Three firefighters suffered heat-related injuries Sunday while battling a raging wildfire in Santa Barbara County, as crews continued to make progress against the blaze despite unfavorable conditions. More than 2,000 firefighters have been assigned to the Sherpa Fire, also called the Scherpa Fire, which has burned 7,893 acres and was 51 percent contained, according to the latest estimates released by the county on Sunday evening. “The fire managers consider this a sleeping giant at the moment,” said Jim Schwarber, a spokesman for the […]

  • The Sherpa Fire has burned more than 7,000 acres as of June 18, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Sherpa Fire: Hundreds of Structures Threatened as Santa Barbara County Wildfire Grows to 7,800 Acres

    A massive wildfire burning in Santa Barbara County that has already scorched thousands of acres likely will not be fully contained until the middle of next week, officials said Saturday. The so-called “Sherpa Fire” has burned approximately 7,811 acres, according to the latest estimate from county officials, provided shortly after 5 p.m. Crews appeared to be making steady progress against the blaze, which was 45 percent contained by 11:30 a.m., a Santa Barbara County fire official tweeted. Earlier in the morning, […]