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
  • Surveillance video showed thieves gaining access to a Garden Grove wireless store on Oct. 21, 2014.

    Up to $100,000 Worth of iPhones, iPads Stolen in Garden Grove Smash-and-Grab: Store Owner

    As much as $100,000 worth of new iPhone 6’s and iPads were stolen early Tuesday during a burglary at a wireless store in Garden Grove, according to the business owner. The heist occurred at Oztec Wireless, which is located in the 10700 block of Westminster Avenue, shortly after 2 a.m., a Garden Grove Police Department news release stated. Surveillance video from the store showed three people wearing hooded sweatshirts, masks and gloves breaking into the business before they smashed glass […]

  • Rafael Ramirez's family left this photo of the 10-year-old boy at a memorial in Anaheim. He was killed in a suspected DUI crash Oct. 18, 2014.

    Man Arrested After Suspected DUI Crash in Anaheim Leaves Boy, 10, Dead

    A man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving under the influence after a 10-year-old boy died and four of his family members were in critical condition following a multi-vehicle crash in Anaheim. The collision occurred about 11:58 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of North Euclid Street and West La Palma Avenue (map), said Lt. Bob Dunn of the Anaheim Police Department. Two parents and three children were in a Toyota Camry that was stopped at a red light in a […]

  • Ebola virus imagery. (Credit: CDC)

    World Health Organization to Do Full Review of Ebola Response

    The World Health Organization vowed Saturday to make public a full review of its response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa once the crisis is under control. But the United Nations health agency, which is among those leading the battle against a scourge that has claimed more than 4,500 lives in West Africa, declined to comment on a scathing internal document, cited in an Associated Press report, describing its response as botched and riddled with incompetence. “Nearly everyone […]

  • Murrieta Mayor Alan William Long is shown in a booking photo released by Murrieta  PD on Oct. 17, 2014.

    Murrieta Mayor Alan Long Arrested on Suspicion of DUI After Crash Leaves 4 Cheerleaders Injured

    The 44-year-old mayor of Murrieta was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk after he allegedly crashed into a car filled with four teen cheerleaders, who were hospitalized with injuries, authorities said Friday. Mayor Alan William Long was taken into custody after field sobriety tests convinced officers he was under the influence of alcohol, according to a news release from the Murrieta Police Department. Officers were called to the scene of the collision about 8:20 p.m. Thursday at Jefferson and Lily […]

  • A volunteer searched for a rattlesnake after a child was injured at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas on Oct. 14, 2014. (Credit: Citibeat News Service)

    3-Year-Old Girl Hospitalized Due to Suspected Rattlesnake Bite at San Dimas Park

    A 3-year-old girl was hospitalized Tuesday when her father reported a small rattlesnake slithering away from the site where she was hurt at a county park in San Dimas, authorities said. Medics were called to assist responding lifeguards at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park at 1:30 p.m., Capt. Larry Jordan of the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. The girl and her father had just gotten out of their car when the child complained of pain in her leg, Jordan said. When […]

  • Ebola virus (Credit: CDC)

    Texas Nurse Who Had Worn Protective Gear Tests Positive for Ebola

    The deadly Ebola virus has been contracted by someone inside the United States for the first time. A nurse who had worn protective gear during her “extensive contact” at a Dallas hospital with an Ebola patient who died tested positive during a preliminary blood test, officials said Sunday. The woman had on a gown, gloves, mask and a shield during her multiple visits with Thomas Eric Duncan, but there was a breach in protocol, health officials said. The patient is […]

  • A photo of Alejandro Sotelo and Matthew Melo is seen on a T-shirt at a memorial vigil for the boys in San Juan Capistrano on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Soccer League Holds Vigil for 5 Teens Killed in Irvine Crash

    A memorial vigil was held Saturday before a soccer game in San Juan Capistrano for two teammates and three other teens who were killed Oct. 4 in an Irvine crash. Alejandro Sotelo, 14, and Matthew Ivan Melo, 15, played for the American Youth Soccer Organization team that took the field for the first time since the fiery single-car crash that also claimed the lives of fellow passengers Jennifer Bahena, 14, Jennifer Campos, 15, and Brandon Alejandro Moreno, 14. The lone […]

  • Surrounded by family, Susan Mellen spoke Oct. 10, 2014, outside Torrance Superior Court after her released following 17 years behind bars on a wrongful murder conviction. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Behind Bars 17 Years Walks Free After Judge Rules She’s Innocent

    A woman convicted of murder and imprisoned for 17 years walked out of a Torrance courthouse Friday after a judge called her life sentence “a failure of the criminal justice system” and ordered her release. Susan Mellen, 59, was embraced by her three children who had waited more than eight hours after the morning hearing for the prison detainer to be lifted. “We’re going to have a new beginning,” she told reporters at a news conference where she was flanked […]

  • Michael Pebley is seen a photo posted on a GoFundMe fundraiser page.

    Well-Known Tattoo Shop Owner Gunned Down in North Hollywood

    Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department were searching Thursday night for the gunman who shot and killed a man outside a well-known tattoo shop in North Hollywood. The shooting occurred around 5:50 p.m. outside 5150 Tattoo & Body Piercing, near Laurel Canyon and Victory boulevards, according to LAPD Officer Jane Kim. According to witnesses the confrontation began as a fist fight that escalated into gunfire. The gunman reportedly fled in a four-door white Honda Accord, Kim said. The victim […]