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 Paramount home is damaged by fire after a man fought with deputies there on Dec. 1, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    At Least 2 L.A. Sheriff’s Deputies Injured in Paramount House Fire, Fight With Suspect; 1 Person in Custody

    At least two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies were injured in a Paramount house fire and a fight with suspect who was later taken into custody, officials said Thursday. The incident was reported about 4:10 p.m. in the 6500 block of East San Luis Street, according to the sheriff’s department. A suspect was fighting with two deputies when fireworks went off and all three people were injured, officials said. The deputies were taken to a hospital with minor injuries, while the suspect […]

  • Rain begins to fall along the 405 Freeway in Inglewood on Nov. 27, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    More Showers, Winds and Wintery Weather in the Forecast

    Showers, gusty winds and wintery weather will continue Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. Scattered showers are expected throughout the day, but rainfall amounts will not be significant, according to the agency. Snow levels are expected at 4,500 to 5,000 feet, which might bring snow to the Grapevine pass area along the 5 Freeway. The cold front is also expected to bring dangerous wind gusts up to 75 mph in the mountains and 65 mph in the west end […]

  • Miami residents celebrate the death of Fidel Castro on November 26, 2016.  (Credit: Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)

    Death of Fidel Castro Triggers Celebration, Mourning in U.S. and Cuba

    The streets of Havana were as somber Saturday as the streets of Little Havana in Miami were festive. The death of Fidel Castro, the polarizing strongman who dominated Cuba for decades and agitated his neighbors in the United States, triggered both mourning and celebration. In Cuba, a period of nine days of national mourning began. All activities and public performances will stop, and the flag will be flown at half-staff in public and military establishments. Radio and television will broadcast […]

  • Danah Rojo Rivas, 16, is pictured in a photo posted to a GoFundMe page.

    Family Speaks Out After 16-Year-Old Girl Killed by Stray Bullet in Lynwood While Returning From Church

    The family of a 16-year-old girl who was shot and killed by a stray bullet asked for the public’s help identifying suspects on Friday. Danah Rojo Rivas was sitting in the back seat of a Mustang when she was struck by a stray bullet while returning from church Wednesday night. “She loved to play softball, softball was her thing,” said her 18-year-old brother, Ethan Rivas. “She was everything I could have asked for and more. She was a blessing. It’s really, really difficult to just […]

  • Actress Florence Henderson attends the Television Academy's 70th Anniversary Gala on June 2, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Credit: Mike Windle/Getty Images)

    Florence Henderson, Beloved Mom From ‘The Brady Bunch’, Dies at 82

    She was one of America’s moms, a television icon that endured through generations. Florence Henderson, who played Carol Brady on “The Brady Bunch,” died Thursday from heart failure at the age of 82. Her death was unexpected. Henderson had not been sick, her manager, Kayla Pressman, said. Just this week, Henderson attended a taping of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” to cheer on Maureen McCormick, who played her TV daughter Marcia Brady. Henderson had made some TV and movie appearances […]

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    SoCal Crowds Gather for Black Friday

    Black Friday is almost here, and the holiday shoppers are already out in force. The annual retail mega-event began in many stores Thanksgiving evening and will continue well into Friday, with sales and deals throughout the weekend. Several stores this year hyped additional savings online, some of which have been available since early this month. Amazon launched a Black Friday Deals Store on Nov. 8. Stores like JCPenney and Kohl’s began promoting Black Friday sales prices online this week. A […]

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    Police Investigate Circumstances of Car-to-Car Shooting in Wilmington

    Authorities on Wednesday were investigating two scenes in connection with a shooting in Wilmington, police said. Officers responded to the call around 8 p.m. near the intersection of Anaheim and Figueroa streets, and soon after responded to a related location in the 1400 block of North Marine Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Witnesses indicated an attempted car-jacking had occurred. Police confirmed there was at least one victim but did not provide details on that person’s condition, or what […]

  • Officers respond to a multiple-victim shooting in the Central-Alameda area of Los Angeles on Nov. 22, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Officers Respond to Triple Shooting in South L.A.; Gunman Dead, Victims Likely to Survive

    Authorities were investigating a shooting in Los Angeles Tuesday night that wounded a mother and her two children and left the gunman dead, police said. Officers responded to reports of shots being fired on the 1400 block of East 51st Street in the Central-Alameda area south of downtown just after 10 p.m., according to Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Alex Baez. The victims — a 39-year-old mother, her 16-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son — were able to approach police when […]

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    Police Search for Suspect Accused of Robbing 90-Year-Old Man at Westfield Mall in Culver City

    Authorities are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man they believe robbed a 90-year-old man at Westfield Culver City, police said Tuesday. The man was sitting in the food court last Wednesday, Nov. 16, when around 12:20 p.m. he was approached by another man who ripped the gold chains he was wearing off his neck and threw him to the ground, according to a statement from the Culver City Police Department. The suspect took the victim’s wallet as he lay on the […]