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
  • Michael Christopher Mejia is seen in a photo released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

    ‘Known Gang Member’ Suspected of Killing Police Officer in Whittier, Cousin in East L.A.

    The man suspected of killing a police officer in Whittier and his own cousin in East Los Angeles was identified on Tuesday afternoon as 26-year-old Michael Christopher Mejia, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. Mejia, who was released from Pelican Bay State Prison last April, is suspected of fatally shooting Whittier Police Department Officer Keith Boyer and 47-year-old Roy Roger Torres in two separate incidents that happened hours apart on Monday, according to the department. Torres was shot to death […]

  • The suspected gunman in a fatal police shooting is taken away in an ambulance on Feb. 20, 2017. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    Man Who Fatally Shot Whittier Police Officer Is Suspected in Another Killing in East L.A. Hours Earlier: LASD

    One Whittier police officer has died and another officer was wounded following a Monday morning shootout with a recently paroled “known gang member” who is suspected of the fatal shooting of another man hours earlier, authorities said. The police shooting, which also left the suspect injured, occurred around 8:30 a.m. in the area of Colima Road and Mar Vista Street in Whittier, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. The officer killed was identified Monday afternoon as Keith Boyer, a veteran […]

  • Cleanup efforts were underway on Feb. 19, 2017 after a winter rain storm battered the Sand Fire burn area of Santa Clarita and caused mud to flow on the streets. (Credit: KTLA)

    Cleanup Underway in Santa Clarita After Storm Brings Mudflow; Residents Prepare for Next Batch of Rain

    Cleanup efforts were underway Sunday in Santa Clarita after a winter rain storm battered the area and caused mud to flow on the streets. Steve Kuzj and Nerissa Knight report for the KTLA 5 News on Feb. 19, 2017.

  • Crews work to clean up the 5 Freeway on Feb. 18, 2017 after flooding shut down the highway in Sun Valley the previous night. (Credit: KTLA)

    Cleanup Underway After Powerful Winter Storm Slams Southern California

    Cleanup was beginning across Southern California on Saturday after a storm that forecasters billed as the most powerful in years caused flooding on multiple freeways, triggered dramatic mudslides and downed hundreds of trees and power lines. The storm was moving out Saturday morning after dumping record rain in some areas and leaving havoc in its wake. Thousands of Los Angeles County residents remained without power early Saturday, while road crews scrambled to repair sinkholes throughout the area, including one in […]

  • Structures and a fire station were threatened after a mudslide in the Forest Falls area on Feb. 16, 2017. (Credit: San Bernardino County Fire Department)

    Landslide Size of 3 Football Fields Threatens Homes, Fire Station in San Bernardino County Mountains

    A landslide the size of three football fields in the San Bernardino County mountains is threatening several homes, a fire station and a major road used by hundreds of residents, fire officials said. Four homes and a San Bernardino County fire station in the unincorporated community of Forest Falls are directly in the path of the hillside, which started moving about 10 a.m. Thursday, said fire department spokesman Eric Sherwin. Two homes were vacant and residents in the other two […]

  • Enrique Marquez enters a guilty plea in federal court in downtown Los Angeles on Feb. 16, 2017. (Credit: Mona S. Edwards)

    Friend Accused of Supplying Rifles to San Bernardino Terrorists Pleads Guilty

    The man who purchased two rifles used in the 2015 San Bernardino terror attacks pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and making false statements in connection with the purchase of a firearm. Enrique Marquez Jr., a close friend of gunman Syed Rizwan Farook, was not accused of taking part in or having advanced knowledge of the shootings but quickly emerged as a central figure in the sprawling investigation after the Dec. 2, 2015, attack at the Inland Regional […]

  • Water flows over the damaged main spillway at Lake Oroville and into the Feather River in Oroville, Calif., on Feb. 11, 2017. (Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

    Evacuations Ordered Below Oroville Dam; Failure of Emergency Spillway Possible

    Damage to a spillway on California’s Oroville Dam — which prompted an urgent call for residents downstream to evacuate to higher ground — may not be as bad as previously thought, the Butte County sheriff said Sunday. Still, the evacuation orders for cities and counties near Lake Oroville remain in effect. An estimated 180,000 residents were affected by the order, the Oroville Mercury-Register reported. “I would rather be safe than sorry. I would rather have people move out of the area hopefully […]

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    Torrance Homeowner Chases Off Suspicious Woman Caught on Camera Before Alleged Burglary Attempt

    A Torrance homeowner caught on camera the antics of woman he suspects was attempting to burgle his home and chased her down before she fled in a Jeep SUV without license plates. Steve Kuzj reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Feb. 12, 2017.

  • Three people were rescued from Placerita Canyon on Feb. 11, 2017 after a flash flood trapped them inside their cars. (Credit: OnScene TV)

    2 Men, Girl Rescued from Placerita Canyon After Cars Get Swept Away During Flash Flood

    Emergency responders came to the aid of two men and a girl who got stuck in their cars when a flash flood swept through Placerita Canyon on Saturday afternoon. The area received about an inch of rain overnight and through Saturday afternoon, resulting in the sudden flash flood of Placerita Canyon. The two cars, one carrying a father and his little girl inside, tried to drive through the stream but witnesses say they each stalled and got swept away just minutes from […]