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
  • Paramedics respond to numerous people who were injured by a car that drove into a crowd in Redondo Beach at Pacific Coast Highway and Vincent Street on Dec. 17, 2014. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

    Alleged DUI Driver Plows Into Crowd Leaving Christmas Pageant in Redondo Beach; 1 Dead, Several Critical

    One person was killed and nearly a dozen others injured Wednesday when a car ran a red light and plowed into a group of pedestrians outside a church in Redondo Beach, police said. The crash occurred around 8 p.m. at Pacific Coast Highway and Vincent Street in front of St. James Catholic Church. A woman in a white car driving north on PCH ran a red light at the intersection of Vincent Street, striking a group of pedestrians, according to […]

  • The area of Andreo Avenue and 220th Street was flooded Dec. 16, 2014, amid a rainstorm. (Credit: TheStoryOfAKat/Twitter)

    Flash-Flood Warning Issued for Parts of L.A. County as Storm Pelts Region

    Two storms hit Southern California Tuesday, bringing more rain to the already drenched region and prompting a flash-flood warning in south-central Los Angeles County and reports of major flooding in Torrance. Just days after a powerful storm brought heavy rain, strong winds, mudslides, flooding and even a tornado to the area, the National Weather Service had forecast another pair of storms to soak the southland for an extended period. The weaker storm system moved into Ventura and Los Angeles counties […]

  • Firefighters knocked down a fire at an apartment building in West Hollywood on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. (Credit: Steve Kuzj/KTLA)

    Firefighters Extinguish Fire at Apartment Building in West Hollywood; 2 People Rescued

    Firefighters on Saturday night extinguished a fire that broke out at a two-story apartment building in West Hollywood, authorities said. The blaze was reported at 7:24 p.m. in the 7500 block of West Norton Avenue (map), according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Firefighters arrived to find a second-floor unit well-involved in flames, and knocked down the fire within about 25 minutes, a department spokesperson said. Two people were rescued and transported to a hospital, the spokesperson said. Their […]

  • A helicopter rescue team hoisted a mountain biker to safety after he fell off the side of a trail in Altadena on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. (Credit: Deirdre Del Re)

    Mountain Biker Hoisted to Safety After Dramatic Fall in Foothills Above Altadena

    A helicopter rescue team hoisted a mountain biker to safety after a dramatic fall in the San Gabriel Mountain foothills above Altadena, a witness and officials said. Search and rescue personnel responded about 9:52 a.m. to a report that a bicyclist had gone over the side of the Sam Merrill Trail in Las Flores Canyon (map), according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Deidre Del Re witnessed the incident and videotaped the rescue operation. She said the male cyclist, […]

  • Several inches of snow fell Friday in the mountains surrounding Big Bear -- a welcomed sight for skiers -- but not for many motorists caught unprepared. (Credit: KTLA)

    Storm Brings Several Inches of Snow As Well As Travel Headaches to Big Bear

    Several inches of snow fell Friday in the mountains surrounding Big Bear — a welcomed sight for skiers — but not for many motorists who were caught unprepared. Steve Kuzj reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014.

  • Southern California was hit by a powerful storm on Dec. 12, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Powerful Storm Brings Dangerous Weather Conditions to SoCal

    Mandatory evacuations were ordered and a portion of Pacific Coast Highway was closed early Friday as a powerful storm slamming Southern California brought heavy rain and strong winds to the region, triggering mudslides and flooding, and leaving tens of thousands of residents without power. At least eight homes were significantly damaged in the storm, while a second-story balcony completely collapsed from a structure in Long Beach. Multiple vehicles were also damaged as intense downpours and gusty winds toppled trees throughout […]

  • Actor Dimitri Diatchenko attends a photocall promoting the television series 'Indiana Jones' on the fifth day of the 2008 Monte Carlo Television Festival in 2008. (Credit: Getty Images)

    ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Actor Skins, Eats Ex-Girlfriend’s Pet Rabbit Before Threatening to Do Same to Her: DA

    A North Hollywood actor was facing prison after allegedly skinning and eating part of his ex-girlfriend’s pet rabbit and then threatening to do the same to her, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday. Dimitri Diatchenko, 46, was charged Tuesday with one felony count each of cruelty to an animal with use of a knife and making criminal threats, the DA’s office stated in a news release. Diatchenko and his ex-girlfriend had continued living together for some time […]

  • A sick dog who was abandoned then discovered by a good Samaritan in Fontana was recovering on Dec. 9, 2014. (Credit: Fontana Police Department)

    Good Samaritans Rescue Abused Dog Found Left for Dead in Trash Bag in Fontana

    A miracle dog named Gladys was getting a second chance at life thanks to good Samaritans who recently rescued the dog in Fontana after her owner or owners left her for dead. The abused and neglected dog was discovered in a trash bag on the side of the road two days before Thanksgiving by a woman who was out for an early morning walk, according to a news release from the Fontana Police Department. “She was there inside the bag. […]

  • A concrete building in downtown Los Angeles. (Credit: Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times)

    LA Mayor Calls for Mandatory Earthquake Retrofitting for Thousands of Buildings

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday proposed the most ambitious seismic safety regulations in California history that would require owners to retrofit thousands of building most at risk of collapse during a major earthquake. Garcetti’s recommendations target two of the riskiest types of buildings in Los Angeles built before 1980: concrete buildings and wooden structures built atop weak first floors, such as those on top of carports and garages and supported by slender columns. Thousands live and work in […]