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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
  • An employee at the Jack in the Box in El Monte was fatally shot on Oct. 21, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Jack in the Box Employee Fatally Shot by Masked Gunman in El Monte: Police

    An employee at the Jack in the Box in El Monte was fatally shot Friday night inside the restaurant during a robbery, and the masked gunman was still outstanding, police reported. The shooting happened about 7:50 p.m. when the restaurant in the 9200 block of Flair Drive was busy with dinner patrons, the El Monte Police Department said. The suspect, who police say was wearing a Halloween mask, jumped over the counter and demanded money. Police said it was unclear why […]

  • Authorities respond to a double stabbing in Diamond Bar on Oct. 20, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Couple Found Stabbed to Death in Diamond Bar; Homicide Detectives Investigating

    A man and woman found fatally stabbed in Diamond Bar Thursday morning had lived in the home where their bodies were discovered for a long time, a neighbor said. Few details were immediately provided about the double stabbing, which occurred in the 3300 block of Bent Twig Lane around 9:45 a.m., a sheriff’s news release stated. Homicide detectives were investigating. The block is residential and lined with large, single-family homes. A friend of the pair went to their home to check on […]

  • A prison cell is seen in this file photo. (Credit: Neil Bird/Flickr via Creative Commons)

    L.A. County Sheriff, Other Local Officials Voice Opposition to Prop 57

    Local law enforcement officials have come out against Proposition 57, a ballot initiative that would increase parole opportunities for non-violent criminals, as well as allowing judges to determine whether juvenile offenders should be tried as adults. Steve Kuzj reports from downtown Los Angeles for the KTLA 5 News at 1 p.m. on Oct. 20, 2016.

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    Stolen Vehicle Pursuit Ends in Violent Crash in Palmdale; 4 Injured

    A police pursuit came to a violent halt Monday night in Palmdale as the driver of a stolen vehicle pummeled into two other cars, officials said. Four individuals, including the suspected stolen vehicle driver, were injured, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Carl Savage. Officers began pursuing a black Honda Civic after running the car’s license plate number when they noticed one of its tail lights was out, he said. The pursuit began at 9:30 p.m. and lasted about 10 minutes […]

  • A person taken into custody after a shooting in Palmdale is placed onto a stretcher on Oct. 17, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    4 Injured in Palmdale Shooting That Started as Fight; 2 Suspects Detained

    Four people were injured, one of them critically, in a shooting that followed a fight in Palmdale Monday afternoon, and two suspects were detained. The call came in from the 37000 block of 25th Street East just after 2 p.m. with a report of a gunshot wound, according to a Los Angeles County Fire Department spokeswoman. Several people were inside a business when another person came in and a “some kind of physical altercation” started, sheriff’s Lt. Ken Wright said. “That physical altercation […]

  • Gloria Allred, left, and Ann Russo address media at a press conference in Los Angeles on Oct. 16, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Friend of Trump Accuser Summer Zervos Backs Up ‘Apprentice’ Contestant’s Account of Sexual Assault

    Activist attorney Gloria Allred held a press conference Sunday to further support the claims of Summer Zervos, who alleges Donald Trump sexually assault her at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2007. Zervos, a former contestant on ‘The Apprentice,’ claims Trump summoned her to his hotel room where he made repeated, unwanted advances when she had planned to meet him for dinner to discuss employment opportunities. Allred was accompanied by Ann Russo, a friend of Zervos who said she was told by Zervos […]

  • LAPD officers respond to a shooting in South Los Angeles that left three dead on Oct. 15, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    3 Dead, 12 Injured After Shooting at South L.A. Birthday Party

    Three people were killed and 12 were injured during a shooting at a South Los Angeles birthday party early Saturday morning, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Dozens gathered to celebrate a birthday at a home that was used as a non-permit makeshift restaurant in the 2800 block of Rimpau Boulevard when shots rang out around 12:28 a.m., police said. A man and woman were taken in custody as “persons of interest,” according to the L.A. Times, but authorities said they were […]

  • One man was shot, and another man was stabbed, outside a home in Malibu on Oct. 14, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Intruder Shot, Security Guard Stabbed During Altercation Inside Malibu Mansion

    An intruder was shot, and a security guard was stabbed in the face right under his eye, when an altercation broke out at a multi-million dollar mansion in Malibu on Friday, officials confirmed. The shooting was reported about 11:05 a.m. at a home along the 4900 block of Puesta Del Sol in Malibu. The intruder was armed with a knife, entered the property by jumping over a fence and was confronted by the security guard, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department […]

  • A coyote is seen after running up to a man on the San Diego Creek trail in Irvine on Oct. 7, 2016, in a still from video provided by a KTLA viewer.

    4 Coyotes Euthanized After 6-Year-Old Boy Attacked in Irvine Park

    A coyote attacked a 6-year-old boy in an Irvine park, dragging him several feet before his father intervened and scared the animal off, a state wildlife official said Thursday. The incident, which left the boy with puncture wounds, was reported Sunday evening at Springbrook Park in the Woodbridge community. Since then, four coyotes have been trapped and euthanized, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Capt. Rebecca Hartman said at a news conference. The Sunday incident marked the third bite by a coyote […]