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
  • Video posted to Facebook captured a violent encounter at a skate park in which a 16-year-old boy knocked a transient unconscious after some sort of argument.

    Disturbing Video Posted to Facebook Shows Violent Encounter Between Teen, Transient at Riverside Skate Park

    Disturbing cellphone video which captured a violent confrontation between a teenage boy and a transient at a popular skate park in Riverside has prompted a police investigation after it was posted recently on Facebook. In the video, the homeless can be seen talking to a group of teens on their BMX bikes at Hunt Park. An argument ensues, and the teens repeatedly tell the man to leave him alone.  He then turns to walk away, but returns after being taunted […]

  • A shooting investigation caused a closure on the 15 Freeway on Sept. 20, 2014. (Credit: Stringer footage)

    1 Dead, 2 Injured in 15 Freeway Shooting Reportedly Involving Motorcycle Gangs

    All lanes on the 15 Freeway near Corona were reopened Sunday morning as authorities continued their investigation into a shooting that left one person dead and two others injured. Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Jurupa Valley station responded at 6:33 p.m. Saturday to numerous 911 calls of shots fired on the southbound 15 Freeway near the El Cerrito Road off-ramp (map), according to a news release. Several callers reported rival motorcycle gangs, the Mongols and the Hells Angels, […]

  • A man was fatally stabbed at a home in Pico Rivera on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    Man Fatally Stabbed at Pico Rivera Home; Son Is Considered Person of Interest

    Authorities Saturday asked for the public’s help in finding a teenage boy wanted for questioning in connection with the fatal early morning stabbing of his father at the family’s home in Pico Rivera. Sergio Anthony Gutierrez, 17, is considered a person of interest in the case, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. No further description of the teen was immediately available. Gutierrez was believed to be driving a silver 2000 Infiniti with California license plate 4MAB667. […]

  • Long lines formed outside of the Apple store a day before the iPhone 6 was set to be released. (Credit: KTLA)

    Long Lines Form Outside Pasadena Apple Store Ahead of iPhone 6 Release

    The iPhone 6 goes on sale on Friday, but many people who wanted to be the first to get their hands on the new gadget were already lined up outside the Apple store the day before its release. The latest version of the iPhone had already pre-sold faster than any other phone in history, with more than 4 million of the smart phones pre-ordered less than 24 hours after it was made available. People have lined up outside Apple stores […]

  • Firefighters were responding to a blaze at an apartment building in West Hollywood on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    West Hollywood Condo Fire Extinguished After Burning Multiple Floors; Firefighter Injured

    Firefighters knocked down a dramatic blaze that burned two floors of a luxury condominium building in West Hollywood just north of the Sunset Strip on Thursday afternoon. The fire was reported at Horn Plaza (map), which is near Sunset Boulevard, shortly before 4 p.m., Los Angeles County Fire Department Supervisor Art Marrujo said. The blaze burned the second and third floors of the building and prompted a third-alarm response, according to tweets from the Fire Department. “This building is … […]

  • A tree fell on a truck after wild weather hit the Inland Empire on Sept. 16, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Dangerous Storm’ Brings Rain, Lightning and Flooding to Parts of SoCal; Possible Funnel Cloud Spotted

    As the region suffered through a fourth day of triple-digit temperatures, wild weather swept through parts of Southern California late Tuesday afternoon, causing flooding and damage in areas of the Inland Empire. Southwestern Riverside County and eastern Orange County — including Riverside, Temecula, Corona, Hemet and Mission Viejo — were among the areas affected by the sudden summer storm, which included heavy rain, lightning and hail in the afternoon hours. One of the areas hardest hit by the severe weather […]

  • Thousands were without power amid a Southern California heat wave on Sept. 15, 2014.  (Credit: KTLA)

    Power Outages Reported Amid All-Time High For Electricity Demand During SoCal Heat Wave

    Thousands of Southern California residents were without power Monday night as dangerously hot weather prompted an all-time high for electricity demand. More than 6,000 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers were without power in the service area Monday night, according to spokeswoman Mary Anne Pierson. Roughly 2,000 customers in the Valley Glen area were impacted, she added. Southern California Edison had also reported some outages in a number of its service area, including Beverly Hills, Pacific Palisades, Inglewood […]

  • The Silverado Fire burned 1,600 acres and was 10 percent contained as of Sept. 13, 2014. Evacuations were in place and no structures had burned. (Credit: KTLA)

    Silverado Fire in Cleveland National Forest Burns 1,500 Acres, Is 10 Percent Contained

    Three firefighters were recovering Saturday from minor injuries after the Silverado Fire in the mountains of Cleveland National Forest south of Corona broke out the previous day during possible record-breaking temperatures and reached 1,500 acres before being 10 percent contained, according to officials. Mandatory evacuations were in place for residents living east of 30311 Silverado Canyon Road, according to a post on the federal interagency website InciWeb. These evacuations impacted about 217 homes, the website said. The Silverado Fire began around […]

  • Caltrans officials held a meeting in Costa Mesa on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, to solicit feedback from residents and city officials about proposed toll lanes on the 405 Freeway. (Credit: KTLA)

    Caltrans, O.C. Officials Hold Town Hall Meeting on Proposed Toll Lanes for 405 Freeway

    Officials from Caltrans and six Orange County cities on Thursday held a town hall meeting to solicit feedback on a proposal to add toll lanes to a 14-mile section of the 405 Freeway. Dozens of residents attended the forum, held at the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center, where many of them were joined by elected representatives in expressing opposition to the plan. “How many people can come up with all this extra money, every day, every week, to use the toll […]