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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 Hollywood Christmas Parade is seen in an undated file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    Preparations in Full Swing for Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade

    Preparations were in full swing for Sunday`s Hollywood Christmas Parade. Steve Kuzj reports from Hollywood for the KTLA 5 News at 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.

  • A pedestrian was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver in Van Nuys on Nov. 27, 2015. (Credit: LLN)

    Hit-and-Run Driver Sought After Fatally Striking Pedestrian in Van Nuys

    A hit-and-run driver was being sought Saturday after fatally striking a pedestrian in Van Nuys and failing to stop and render aid, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The vehicle was traveling westbound on Vanowen Street near Firmament Avenue around 11:45 p.m. Friday when it struck the pedestrian, an approximately 33-year-old man, according to LAPD Detective Bill Bustos. Paramedics were called the the scene and determined the victim had died. “We believe we have an identification but we will not […]

  • Sheriff's deputies were investigating a break-in at a home in Norwalk during which a woman was badly beaten. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman, 81, Badly Beaten When She Surprised Burglar at Her Norwalk Home: LASD

    An 81-year-old woman was hospitalized with head trauma Friday after being badly beaten by a burglar who may have broken into her Norwalk home believing it was empty, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff`s Department. Steve Kuzj reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015.

  • A shopper wears a turkey hat at Best Buy on Los Feliz Boulevard. Their doors opened at 5:00 p.m. Thanksgiving evening.  (Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

    Thanksgiving Shoppers Pack Stores Ahead of Black Friday

    The holiday season shopping marathon began Thursday as throngs of bargain hunters packed retailers ahead of Black Friday. Hoards of people are expected to participate in what has become an annual event. Most markdowns are available online, but plenty of brick-and-mortar stores opened on Thanksgiving Day. Among them are Target, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Toys ‘R’ Us, Macy’s, Kohl’s, RadioShack and Kmart. Other stores will wait until Friday morning to kick off holiday shopping, including H&M, T.J. Maxx, Staples, Barnes & Noble, GameStop, Bed […]

  • The 100-foot LAX Gateway pylons at Los Angeles International Airport are lit green on March 23, 2013. (Credit: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

    Southwest Flight Headed to LAX Is Diverted Due to Passengers’ Suspicious Behavior: FBI

    Three people were being questioned after suspicious behavior from passengers on board a Southwest Airlines flight headed to LAX prompted it to be diverted to Kansas City Sunday morning, according to a Federal Bureau of Investigations spokesperson. The crew on flight 5929 diverted the plane to Kansas City “out of an abundance of caution” due to the suspicious behavior, the spokesperson said in an email statement. Passengers were “deplaned,” and three were being questioned, according to the statement. Further details about the people and […]

  • Police were investigating an apparent murder suicide triggered by a love triangle on Nov. 18, 2015.

    Suspected Love Triangle Leads to Attempted Murder Suicide in Fullerton: Police

    Police in Fullerton were investigating an apparent attempted-murder suicide triggered by a love triangle involving a man, his estranged wife and her new boyfriend. The incident occurred around 1:50 p.m. near the intersection of Harbor Boulevard and Ash Avenue. Investigators were still trying to determine how the woman, her new boyfriend and her estranged husband all ended up in the woman’s car,  said Sgt. Kathryn Hamel with the Fullerton Police Department. At some point, the husband got out of the […]

  • Two Air France planes bound for Paris were diverted and grounded Tuesday evening because of bomb threats, according to the airline.  (Credit: Boris Horvat / AFP / Getty Images)

    Air France Flight From LAX to Paris Makes Emergency Landing After Bomb Threat; Second Flight Also Diverted

    Two Air France flights headed from the United States to Paris were diverted Tuesday night due to bomb threats, officials said. Both flights landed safely. Flight 65, headed from Los Angeles to Paris, was diverted to Salt Lake City after a bomb threat was called in from the ground, a U.S. government official said. The official did not know if anyone was arrested and was not aware of any unruly passengers on board. Shortly afterward, Air France Flight 55 from […]

  • A parking violation notice is given to customers who don't pay at machines for parking at a mall in Canoga Park. (Credit: KTLA)

    Customers, Shop Owners Upset About New Parking Restrictions at Woodland Hills Mall

    Customers and shop owners at the new Village at Westfield Topanga have been upset recently over new requirements that mall parking be paid for, and they complain pay machines often don’t work and are a hassle. Steve Kuzj reports from Woodland Hills for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Nov. 16, 2015.

  • Fellow Cal State Long Beach students were among those who gathered for a vigil honoring Nohemi Gonzalez on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Nohemi Gonzalez Vigil: Hundreds Gather to Honor Cal State Long Beach Student Slain in Paris Attacks

    Hundreds gathered Sunday afternoon at Cal State Long Beach for a vigil honoring the memory of a student who died while studying abroad in Paris. Nohemi Gonzalez, 23, was one of 129 people who died Friday after the city came under attack. Gonzalez was an “exceptional young woman who worked hard and contributed greatly to our community,” Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia said Sunday before the vigil. It was Gonzalez’s dream to visit the City of Light, and she was attending a […]