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
  • Police tape blocks off a Burger King in Burbank on June 19, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Suspect Dies After Customer Stopped His Alleged Stabbing Attack on Diner at Burbank Burger King: Police

    The man accused of stabbing a diner at a Burger King in Burbank has died after a customer came to the victim’s aid after the initial attack late Tuesday morning, police said. He has been identified by police as 36-year-old James Rey Richard Kagaoan, a transient with his last reported address in Sun Valley. Officers were dispatched to the fast-food restaurant in the 500 block of North Victory Boulevard just after 11 a.m. after receiving a call of an assault with a […]

  • U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers remarks on immigration and law enforcement actions on at Lackawanna College June 15, 2018 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. (Credit: Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

    Sessions Says Migrant Facilities Not Like Nazi Germany Because ‘They Were Keeping the Jews From Leaving’

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions dismissed comparisons of the detention facilities for migrant children to Nazi concentration camps by arguing that Nazis “were keeping the Jews from leaving the country.” “Well, it’s a real exaggeration, of course. In Nazi Germany, they were keeping the Jews from leaving the country,” Sessions tried to explain during an interview Monday night with Fox News host Laura Ingraham. Sessions later said if parents are deported, their children return to their home country with them. If the […]

  • A 2-year-old Honduran asylum seeker cries as her mother is searched and detained near the U.S.-Mexico border on June 12, 2018 in McAllen, Texas. (Credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

    House Republicans Want to Introduce Bill That Would Stop Immigrant Family Separation at Border

    House Republican negotiators are inching closer to finding a way to keep parents and families together when they are detained at the border in a bigger bill they hope will get a vote this week as public and political pressure to change the current practice hits a fever pitch. The broad piece of legislation would also fund President Donald Trump’s border wall and give recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program a path to citizenship. The GOP lawmakers have been […]

  • Crews work to cleanup a sinkhole in Downey on June 18, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Crash, Broken Water Main Blamed for Sinkhole in Front of Downey Home

    Crews are working to fix a sinkhole that opened up following a crash in front of a Downey home Saturday night. The crash occurred about 10:15 p.m.  when an SUV struck a power pole and sheared a fire hydrant on Rives Avenue near Brunache Street. Authorities later said the driver had swerved to avoid another vehicle and was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash. Video from the scene showed part of the […]

  • San Bernardino Gas Station Cashier Who Was Fatally Shot During Robbery ID’d

    Authorities released the name of a man who they said died after being shot Friday during a robbery at a San Bernardino gas station where he worked as a cashier. The victim was identified as Beshou Soliman, 30, of Colton. Friends said he had a wife and two small children. The San Bernardino Police Department at 5:39 p.m. received several 911 calls regarding a robbery and shooting at the gas station located at 505 W. Orange Show Road, according to a […]

  • Sharon Tower of Garden Grove said on June 15, 2018, city officials do not allow her to keep her goat Nelly. (Credit: KTLA)

    Goat Controversy in Garden Grove

    Sharon Tower of Garden Grove said city officials do not allow her to keep her goat Nelly. Tower said Nelly is her emotional support animal and has helped her overcome anxiety and other issues. Garden Grove officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Steve Kuzj reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on June 15, 2018.      

  • Flames burned near a home as the Portola Fire burned in the Beverly Crest area on June 12, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Weed Wacker Likely Sparked Fire That Prompted Evacuations in Beverly Crest: LAFD

    A weed wacker likely caused a fire that prompted the temporary evacuation of dozens of homes in Beverly Crest on Tuesday, according to authorities. The Portola Fire, reported shortly before 2 p.m., burned about 35 to 40 acres and was 40 percent contained as of 10 p.m., the Los Angeles Fire Department said. A weed wacker used by a contractor at the backyard of a residence on the 9800 block of Portola Drive likely sparked the flames, LAFD spokesman Erik Scott […]

  • Attorney Gloria Allred announced amendments to an existing lawsuit against USC and George Tyndall during a press conference on June 12, 2018. She was joined by two alleged victims, Daniella Mohazab (left) and Anika Narayanan (right). (Credit: KTLA)

    23 More Women Now Represented by Gloria Allred in Lawsuit Against USC, Campus Gynecologist

    Twenty-three additional women have been added to attorney Gloria Allred’s lawsuit against USC and campus gynecologist George Tyndall, who is accused of improper treatment of many female students over several decades. The women’s rights attorney filed a lawsuit on behalf of graduate student Daniella Mohazab three weeks ago. On Tuesday, Allred announced that she is now suing on behalf of 24 women. Allred said the amended lawsuit includes graphic descriptions of allegations from all the plaintiffs, whose stories date back to the […]

  • Oscar Armando Lopez is seen in booking photos released by the Los Angeles Police Department on June 11, 2018.

    Authorities Detain Man Who Allegedly Crashed Stolen Vehicle in Sun Valley, Leaving Passenger Dead: LAPD

    A man who allegedly crashed a stolen vehicle in Sun Valley, causing the death of one of his passengers and injuring the other, was taken into custody Monday evening, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Oscar Armando Lopez was taken into custody at about 7:15 p.m. in the 7300 block of Tujunga Avenue in North Hollywood after his family viewed a news conference held by LAPD earlier in the day and contacted investigators, a news release stated. Lopez was […]