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
  • "Deuce" is seen in a photo provided by his family on Jan. 15, 2017.

    Residents in Riverside County Community Outraged After Family Dog Fatally Shot

    Some residents in the community of Canyon Lake in Riverside County are outraged after a family dog, Deuces, was fatally shot this week, allegedly by a neighbor. Steve Kuzj reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Jan. 17, 2017.

  • Local mountains are covered in a lot of snow on Jan. 14, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Local Mountains Covered in Snow; Mountain High Offering ‘Winter Wonderland’ Conditions

    The recent rain has brought a lot of snow to the local mountains. Erin Myers and Steve Kuzj report from Wrightwood for the KTLA 5 News on Jan. 14, 2017.

  • The recent storm dropped large amounts of snow along Ski Run Boulevard in South Lake Tahoe. (Credit: Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

    After ‘Pretty Extraordinary’ Snowfall, Sierra Nevada Braces for Another Battering From Atmospheric River

    Across the Sierra Nevada Mountains this weekend, residents and officials are assessing the damage from a series of powerful storms before a new round from the atmospheric river arrives next week. Some homes in northern Sierra communities have been left without power for more than a week because of this week’s blizzard, which locals say has been the worst in a decade. “We had over 10 feet of snow in portions of the community. Everyone had at least 3 to […]

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    SoCal Rain Storm Brings Waterfall to Dana Point

    The cold storm that brought heavy rain to Southern California on Thursday also caused a waterfall in Dana Point that left many residents smiling with delight. Chip Yost reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Jan. 12, 2016.

  • A man who led authorities on a slow-speed pursuit in the San Fernando Valley to the Sepulveda Pass is taken into custody on Jan. 10, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Suspected of Shooting Sister-in-Law in Custody After Pursuit Ends in West L.A.

    A man who led police on a slow-speed, yet erratic, pursuit along the Sepulveda Pass, and is apparently wanted in connection with shooting his sister-in-law in the San Fernando Valley over the weekend, was taken into custody early Tuesday. Los Angeles Police Department officials confirmed they believe the driver was Marcos Tulio Flores, who is wanted in connection with the shooting that occurred early Sunday. The pursuit began about 10:45 p.m. Monday near the intersection of Sherman Way and Wilbur Avenue in Reseda and […]

  • Individuals are detained on a curb after the party bus they were on was pulled over in Huntington Beach on Jan. 7, 2016. (Credit: OnScene)

    2 Arrested on Suspicion of Robbery, 80 Detained After Packed Party Bus Stops at Huntington Beach 7-Eleven; 7 Handguns Recovered: Police

    A party bus carrying 80 people was pulled over in Huntington Beach Saturday night and two of its passengers were arrested after a witness reported the group was stealing items from a convenience store, authorities said. Officers received a call just after 11 p.m. regarding a strong-arm robbery at a 7-Eleven located at 706 Pacific Coast Highway, according to a statement from the Huntington Beach Police. A witness reported that a very large group enter the store and some began […]

  • Alfredo Ortiz is seen in a photo released by the Oxnard Police Department on Jan. 5, 2017.

    Officials Look for Man in Connection With Fatal Shooting of His Wife in Oxnard

    Officials in Oxnard are looking for a man wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of his wife Thursday morning. Oxnard police responded to a reported domestic violence incident about 10:35 a.m. in the 100 block of North Juanita Avenue. A man was seen by several witnesses dragging a woman into a home and several gunshots were heard, police said. Another woman and six children were then seen running away from the home and the victim was found inside with gunshot […]

  • An overcast sky in downtown Los Angeles during the week of May 4, 2015. More rain and thunderstorms are predicted for later this week. (Credit: Al Seib, Los Angeles Times)

    Pair of Storms Expected to Bring More Wet Weather to SoCal

    A couple of Pacific storms are expected to bring more wet weather to Southern California beginning Wednesday afternoon. The first storm is forecast to bring light showers to the region, with between a quarter of an inch to a half-inch of rain likely for Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, according to the National Weather Service. About one-tenth to one-quarter of an inch of rain is expected in San Bernardino, Riverside and San Diego Counties. Snow levels are expected to remain above […]

  • A man is seen in surveillance video released by the LAPD burglarizing a Sherman Oaks home  on Dec. 30, 2016.

    LAPD Officials Ask for Public’s Help Identifying Sherman Oaks Burglars Seen on Surveillance Video

    Los Angeles Police officials are asking for the public’s help identifying two men and a getaway driver who were captured on surveillance video burglarizing a home in Sherman Oaks last week. The incident occurred on Dec. 30 about 8:35 p.m. at a home in the 4200 block of Levitt Lane. Responding officers discovered that the burglars had smashed a glass pane on a back door and unlocked it to get inside, police said in a news release. The men allegedly […]