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
  • A still from a surveillance video released by the Orange County Fire Authority shows a man who set fire to a Yorba Linda home on Nov. 3, 2014.

    Video Shows Arsonist Throwing Flaming Fuel Container Into Yorba Linda Home; OCFA Asks for Help ID’ing Him

    Orange County fire investigators on Wednesday asked for help identifying a man who threw a flaming container of fuel into a Yorba Linda home, destroying it and leaving a young woman and family dog injured. Surveillance video released by the Orange County Fire Authority showed the man running up to the home, hurling something and then lighting a bag on fire and then tossing it, in flames, into the house. The fire, which caused $1 million in damage, occurred around 10:30 […]

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    LAPD Chief Beck Concerned Traffic App Waze Puts Police in Harm’s Way

    The real-time traffic app Waze has earned the ire of the Los Angeles Police Department, which contends the app jeopardizes the lives of police officers. In a Dec. 30 letter to Google, which acquired Waze in 2013, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck wrote that by indicating the locations of police, the app compromises the safety and security of officers, according to a copy of the letter obtained by The Times. Beck noted that in the days before slaying New York Police […]

  • A person with a measles rash is seen in this file photo.

    Santa Monica High School Coach Diagnosed With Measles as Outbreak Continues to Spread

    Santa Monica High School students and parents were alerted Friday night that a freshman baseball coach had been diagnosed with measles, as the California-centered outbreak continued to spread to other states and Mexico. School and Los Angeles County health officials immediately investigated the potential exposure to the rest of the campus. But they concluded that because every student on the baseball team had a record of measles immunization, it was unlikely that students could have caught the highly contagious virus. […]

  • Winds up to 60 mph Saturday uprooted a tree into power lines and sending two power poles and two transformers toppling in Fontana. (Credit: Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times)

    High Winds Leave More Than 54,000 DWP Customers Without Power

    Tens of thousands of Los Angeles County residents were without power early Saturday after Santa Ana winds as high as 70 mph knocked down trees and power lines and temporarily closed part of a freeway. More than 54,000 customers — mostly in the San Fernando Valley — lost power shortly after 3 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Crews worked through continuing winds and had restored power to all but about 9,000 customers by  Saturday […]

  • Riverside County Sheriff’s Department officials provided this photo of Todd Allen Hodge, a 36-year-old Hemet man who allegedly shot and killed a police K-9 on Jan. 21, 2015.

    Hemet Man ID’d as Person Who Allegedly Shot, Killed Police K-9 ‘Sultan’

    A 36-year-old Hemet man was identified Friday as the person who deputies fatally gunned down after he allegedly shot and killed a police K-9 two days prior, according to Riverside County Sheriff’s Department officials. Deputies searched a property Wednesday in the 40200 block of Clark Drive in Hemet (map) after receiving reports that a wanted felon was in the area when Sultan, a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois-German shepherd mix, led them to a crawl space underneath a home. Once Sultan entered […]

  • A bystander's photo shows the location in Burbank where Greg Plitt was fatally struck by a train on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015.

    Greg Plitt May Have Been Trying to Outrun Train Before Being Fatally Struck in Burbank

    Actor, fitness model and reality television star Greg Plitt may have been running on tracks for a stunt before he was fatally struck by a train in Burbank, officials said Monday. Photographs obtained by KTLA late Sunday purport to show him in the moments before and after he was hit and killed by a Metrolink train, which, according to officials, he may have been trying to race. Two images showed Plitt, 37, standing near the tracks Saturday afternoon a short […]

  • Michelle Ghirelli, left, and Melody Lippert, right, are seen in booking photos provided by the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

    2 Teachers Accused of Sex With High School Students at San Clemente Beach

    Two Covina-Valley Unified School District teachers were recently arrested after allegedly having sexual relations with multiple students from South Hills High School, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department announced Sunday. Melody Lippert, 38, and Michelle Ghirelli, 30, were accused of meeting up with a group of students from the West Covina high school at San Clemente State Beach last November, a news release from the Sheriff’s Department said. During the beach trip, Lippert allegedly provided alcohol to the students before having some […]

  • Police were investigating the shooting of a man sitting in a Rolls Royce behind a comic book shop in Hollywood on Jan. 16, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Shot While Sitting in Rolls Royce in Hollywood Parking Lot ID’d

    As the search for a gunman continued early Saturday, police identified the man who was shot twice while sitting in his parked Rolls Royce in Hollywood the previous night. Kameron Segal was on the driver’s side of the late-model silver and black Rolls Royce in the parking lot behind Meltdown Comics (map) when a bicyclist rode up to the car around 8:40 p.m. Friday and opened fire, according to the Lt. Murray and officers from the Los Angeles Police Department. […]

  • Fire crews battled a greater alarm commercial fire in Culver City on Jan. 16, 2015. (Credit: @steferoniii)

    Firefighters Battle Greater Alarm Fire at Commercial Building in Baldwin Hills

    More than 100 firefighters battled a greater alarm fire at a commercial building in Baldwin Hills on Friday. The fire broke out around 7:30 p.m. at a business in the 6000 block of West Jefferson Boulevard. By the time crews arrived, flames were already visible through the roof of the structure prompting firefighters to treat the blaze as a defensive operation,  according to Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The structure began to collapse within 12 minutes of […]