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
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    Burglars Targeting Homes Being Fumigated in Newport Beach

    Burglars in Newport Beach have started to target tented homes that they can break into and steal valuables from inside. Steve Kuzj reports for the KTLA 5 News at 11 on Aug. 19, 2014.

  • Cougars like this one seen in file video have been spotted in the Fontana area recently. (Credit: KTLA)

    Mountain Lion Spotted in Fontana ‘Carrying’ Small Dog in Its Mouth

    Police were urging Fontana residents to be cautious after a mountain lion “carried” a small dog away from a home in the area late Saturday. The 110-pound mountain lion was spotted in the 4200 block of Foxborough Drive (map) around 9:30 p.m., a news release from the Fontana Police Department stated. It was seen “carrying” an approximately 15-pound dog in its mouth, according to police. “It’s heartbreaking,” neighbor Jennifer Seablom told KTLA. “I mean, everyone that has pets has lost […]

  • Protesters faced off with officers in front of LAPD's Newton Division in South Los Angeles on Aug. 15, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Ezell Ford Police Shooting: Dozens of Demonstrators Demand Answers Outside LAPD’s Newton Division

    Roughly 100 peaceful demonstrators gathered outside the Los Angeles Police Department’s Newton Division late Friday afternoon to demand answers in the fatal police shooting of Ezell Ford. Protesters in front of the station, which is located at 3400 South Central Ave. (map), were shouting “hands up, don’t shoot,” according to a livestream being provided by a woman at the scene. The rallying cry became popular with protesters angry over the shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old whose death at […]

  • Armed men posing as deliverymen sought in two home invasion robberies. (Credit: Garden Grove Police)

    Men Posing as Deliverymen Sought in Home Invasion Robberies

    Police in Garden Grove were asking for the public’s help in identifying three to four men who posed as deliverymen during two home invasion robberies. The first incident was reported on Monday around 3:45 p.m. at a home in the 13500 block of Merello Street. Three teenagers were home when they heard a knock at the front door, according to a news release from the Garden Grove Police Department. When they looked outside, the children saw two men at the […]

  • A white SUV that was allegedly carjacked by Brian Cruz was towed from the scene where it crashed in Malibu on Aug. 11, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Armed With Box Cutter Goes on ‘Crime Spree’ Across Pacific Palisades, Malibu: LAPD

    A man believed to have committed a violent “crime spree,” including two home invasions and two carjackings, left multiple vehicle crash sites across Pacific Palisades and Malibu on Monday, authorities said. Three people were injured, including the suspect, who was in custody, according to police. Police were first called about 7:45 a.m. to a luxury apartment complex in the 100 block of Marquez Place (map) in Pacific Palisades, where a man, identified as Brian Cruz, broke into a woman’s home, demanded […]

  • A Lancaster man was arrested after cellphone video showed a dog being abused. (Credit: Lindsey Cooks)

    Lancaster Man Arrested After Allegedly Being Filmed Abusing Dog (Warning: Graphic Video)

    A Lancaster man was arrested after graphic and disturbing cellphone video allegedly captured him publicly abusing a dog in a residential area, authorities said on Saturday. The incident was captured on video by Lindsey Cooks, who told KTLA he was at a bus station with his son when he saw the dog being abused and started filming. Video showed a shirtless man yanking the dog up in the air by the leash, prompting a yelp from the pet. He can […]

  • Justin Romo, a 19-year-old from El Monte, was killed on Aug. 9, 2014, during a hit-and-run crash in Azusa. (Credit: El Monte PD)

    El Monte Teen ID’d as Victim of Wrong-Way Crash on 210 Freeway; Alleged DUI Driver Arrested

    A 19-year-old who was killed by an alleged DUI driver in a hit-and-run crash on the 210 Freeway in Azusa on Saturday was remembered by grieving family members as a kind, thoughtful and hard working man. El Monte resident Justin Romo died after a wrong-way driver collided with his car on the roadway shortly after 3 a.m., according to the El Monte Police Department and CHP Officer Tony Polizzi. The crash forced the closure of the freeway for several hours while […]

  • Surveillance video shows a truck and horse trailer used by thieves to siphon fuel at a gas station in Riverside, authorities said. (Credit: Riverside Police Department)

    Thieves Siphon 500 Gallons of Fuel at Riverside Gas Station

    A pair of thieves used an innovative method to steal about 500 gallons of fuel at a gas station in Riverside, police said Thursday. The theft occurred about 4:45 a.m. July 22 at Weis Fuel, located at 9407 Magnolia Ave., according to the Riverside Police Department. A newer, white four-door Ford F-150 Supercrew pickup truck was towing a dark-colored horse trailer when it drove onto the gas-station property, the department said. Surveillance video shows the vehicles coming to a stop, […]

  • After a water-main break on Sunset Boulevard, crews worked to make repairs on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Repairs Underway After Water-Main Break at Sunset Boulevard

    Repaving of a damaged portion of Sunset Boulevard got underway Sunday afternoon, five days after a water-main break damaged the thoroughfare and flooded structures at the adjacent UCLA campus. Officials said they were hopeful the roadway would reopen early in the week, but declined to say exactly when. The break, which occurred at the juncture of two trunk lines running underneath Sunset, spilled 20 million gallons of water. The surging stream, which shot upward for hours, created a 25-by-30-foot oval […]