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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.


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  • Jerry Lewis speaks in Las Vegas on Sept. 12, 2016. (Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

    Legendary Comedian Jerry Lewis Dies at 91

    Jerry Lewis, the slapstick-loving comedian, innovative filmmaker and generous fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, died Sunday after a brief illness, according to his publicist Candi Cazau. He was 91. Cazau would not elaborate on the illness from which Lewis was suffering. Lewis first gained fame for his frenzied comedy-and-music act with singer Dean Martin. When that ended in the mid-1950s, Lewis went solo, and by the early ’60s, he had become a top draw in movies such as “The […]

  • Dick Gregory, Civil Rights Activist and Comedian, Dies at 84

    Comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory, who broke barriers in the 1960s and became one of the first African-Americans to perform comedy at white clubs, died Saturday. He was 84. Dick Gregory recently rescheduled an event in Atlanta because he was hospitalized. He died in Washington, his son posted on social media without giving details. “The family appreciates the outpouring of support and love, and respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time,” Christian […]

  • SoCal Experts Say Concerned Pet Owners Should Keep Animals Inside During Monday’s Solar Eclipse

    Veterinarians and animal experts in Southern California encouraged concerned pet owners to keep their animals inside during Monday’s solar eclipse due to potential vision damage. Steve Kuzj reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on August 19, 2017.

  • Man Shot by Deputies at Nickerson Gardens in Watts Is Pronounced Dead at Hospital

    A man who was shot by deputies at a housing complex in the Watts neighborhood of South Los Angeles Wednesday night was pronounced dead at the hospital, authorities stated Thursday. The shooting occurred about 7:17 p.m. after deputies were patrolling the area of Imperial Highway and Slater Avenue and noticed a suspicious vehicle parked facing the wrong way, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies saw a man standing outside the vehicle and a second […]

  • Officials Offer Tips on How to Stay Safe While Visiting ‘Killer Kern’

    The Kern River has claimed a number of lives this year, and officials offer tips on how to stay safe during various activities on the “Killer Kern.” Steve Kuzj reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Aug. 15, 2017.

  • People are seen at the site of a shooting in Compton that left two men dead on August 5, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Two Men Shot Dead at Compton Motel; Suspects Still At Large

    Two men were killed during a shooting in Compton on Saturday and the suspects are still at large, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. The shooting happened in broad daylight in the 1100 block of Long Beach Boulevard in Compton at about 4 p.m., and when officers arrived, they found two men dead at the scene, according to the sheriff’s department. The shooting is believed to be gang-related, officials said. One of the victims is 18 years old and […]

  • ScareLA Opens at Los Angeles Convention Center

    ScareLA, a convention dedicated to horror fans, is opening to the public on Saturday at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Steve Kuzj reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on August 5, 2017.

  • After Flash Flooding Hits Acton Area, Metrolink Service Still Delayed

    Flash floods from a heavy storm cell have delayed train service to the Antelope Valley, Metrolink officials announced Friday morning. Speed restrictions were in place for multiple Antelope Valley lines and the tracks between Via Princessa and Lancaster were completely closed. Trains 200 and 202 between Lancaster and Los Angeles’ Union Station were canceled Friday. The issues popped up after heavy rain and thunderstorms swept across the high desert Thursday evening and flooded Acton. A helicopter rescue team hoisted one […]

  • Monsoonal Rains Leave Path of Destruction Through Southern California

    A strong thunderstorm brought heavy rainfall to parts of Southern California on Tuesday afternoon, prompting weather officials to issue a flash-flood warning in the Antelope Valley in Los Angeles County. Flooded roadways were expected until late evening in Lancaster and Palmdale, as well as on the 14 and 138 freeways, according to the National Weather Service. Those areas were expected to receive 1 to 2 inches of rainfall an hour, which has the potential of causing dangerous flash flooding along […]