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 KFC sign was destroyed amid high winds at the restaurant location at 4528 Atlantic Ave. in Long Beach on April 25, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Spring Storm Brings Dangerous Winds, Rain and Hail to SoCal

    A volatile spring storm brought damaging winds, hail and scattered showers to Southern California Monday. Wind gusts were especially strong in the high desert and along the coast. In Long Beach, the wind proved to be too much for a sign outside a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant on Atlantic Avenue. Powerful gusts were also blamed for ripping off a canopy from outside a car wash in Valencia and blowing it across a parking lot. Surveillance video showed the canopy blowing […]

  • A screenshot from a video posted on social media shows two students involved in a physical altercation at West Ranch High School in Stevenson Ranch on April 21, 2016.

    Video Shows ‘Special Education Student’ Being Beaten at West Ranch High School; 1 Arrested: LASD

    One person has been arrested after video emerged online of a “special education student” being assaulted at West Ranch High School in Stevenson Ranch, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced early Sunday. The caught-on-video beating occurred Thursday on the high school’s campus, which is located in the 26200 block of Valencia Boulevard, a news release from the Sheriff’s Department stated. The video was later posted to social media. The footage shows the altercation beginning with a student placing the special […]

  • The Southern California Gas Co.'s leaking well forced thousands of residents in and near Porter Ranch to temporarily relocate. (Credit: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)

    SoCalGas Offers Free Home Cleaning to Relocated Porter Ranch Residents; Some Express Skepticism

    Some Porter Ranch residents expressed skepticism over the Southern California Gas Co.’s offer of free home interior cleaning in the aftermath of a massive gas leak. Steve Kuzj reports from the KTLA 5 Newsroom at 6 p.m. on April 23, 2016.

  • A 25-year-old mountain biker was airlifted to Huntington Memorial Hospital on Friday after being bitten by rattlesnake on a trail near Altadena on April 22, 2016.

    Mountain Biker Airlifted to Hospital After Being Bitten by Rattlesnake Near Altadena

    A 25-year-old mountain biker was airlifted to Huntington Memorial Hospital on Friday after being bitten by rattlesnake on a trail near Altadena. Steve Kuzj reports for the KTLA 5 News at 11 on Friday, April 22, 2016.

  • Grammy and Oscar-winning recording artist Prince performs the song "Purple Rain" at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on Feb. 8, 2004, in Los Angeles. (Credit: Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

    From Minneapolis, Prolific Prince Rose to Become a National Icon

    Prince Rogers Nelson’s music transcended genres and generations. There were songs you could sing every word to, ditties that drove you to dance and ballads so poignant in their descriptions of love and life that anyone could relate. Simply put, not that anything with the mercurial musician was simple, Prince had more hits than most musicians have songs in their catalogs. Writing and producing music in five decades, he touched and inspired artists all along the musical spectrum, from Madonna […]

  • A magnitude-7.0 earthquake occurred April 15, 2016, in the Kumamoto prefecture of Japan. (Credit: USGS)

    Rescue Crews Seek Survivors of Second Deadly Japanese Quake; At Least 19 Killed

    Rescue crews scrambled through rubble Saturday in a race against time for survivors of a magnitude-7.0 earthquake that struck Japan’s Kyushu Island, the same region rattled by a 6.2 quake two days earlier. The death toll in the Kyushu earthquake rose to 19 people, according to Kumamoto Prefecture’s disaster management office. The earthquake toppled buildings and shredded structures into pile of debris. At least 23 people were buried inside buildings, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said . TV Asahi showed […]

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    Powerful Winds Create Dangerous Driving Conditions Across Southern California

    Powerful winds gusting up to 60 mph were creating dangerous travel conditions around Southern California on Thursday. Steve Kuzj reports from Castiac for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Thursday, April 14, 2016.

  • Kobe Bryant, the first player in NBA history to play 20 seasons with the same team, heads to his final game with the Lakers on April 13, 2016. (Credit: Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)

    Kobe Bryant Scores 60 Points in Final NBA Game as Lakers Beat the Jazz

    Fans final vision of Kobe Bryant in a purple and gold uniform was like many before as the Lakers’ legend scored a spectacular 60 points in his farewell NBA game. The third-leading scorer in NBA history, hit in recent years by injuries that made too many of his final contests a struggle, completed his glorious 20-year career with the style that made him a five-time NBA champion. The 37-year-old showed the tenacity, toughness and talent that made him one of […]

  • An bullet-riddled SUV was towed away from the scene of a quadruple shooting in South Los Angeles on April 10, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    4 Shot in South L.A. While Setting Up for Barbecue: LAPD

    Four people who were setting up a barbecue in front of a South Los Angeles home were struck by gunfire Sunday morning, police said. Multiple gunmen approached a home near 84th Street and Towne Avenue and opened fire about 9:45 a.m., LAPD Sgt. Scott Blackman said. The four victims were taken to a hospital in serious condition, police said. The Florence neighborhood shooting was believed to be related to gang activity in the area, police said. Click here to read the […]