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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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  • A home in Anaheim Hills appears to be destroyed during the Canyon Fire 2 on Oct. 9, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Canyon Fire 2 in Orange County: List of Mandatory Evacuations, Road and School Closures

    A rapidly spreading brush fire that began in the Anaheim Hills area has burned multiple homes and threatened others, prompting road closures and evacuation orders that impacted 5,000 residences in Anaheim, Orange and Tustin on Monday. At least 6,000 acres have burned in the so-called Canyon Fire 2, which remained 0 percent contained by mid-afternoon. A fire burned in the same general area on Sept. 25, when 2,662 scorched at the edge of Anaheim and Corona. Anaheim fire officials have […]

  • Home burn in the Canyon Fire 2 in Anaheim on Oct. 9, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    At Least 6 Homes Destroyed as Canyon Fire 2 Moves Quickly Into Anaheim Hills Neighborhoods

    Wind-driven flames spread uphill from State Route 241, and the first home caught fire shortly before noon Monday. Then additional homes quickly began to burn in a neighborhood of million-dollar houses that line cul-de-sacs in northeast Anaheim Hills. The area was blanketed in smoke. Gusts of up to 45 mph fanned the blaze, which was  dubbed Canyon Fire 2 for its proximity to a fire by the same name that burned 2,662 acres nearby just two weeks earlier. In the […]

  • Mourners gather just outside the Huntington Beach Pier on Oct. 8, 2017, to remember those killed in the Las Vegas massacre a week ago. (Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

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    As the sun set over the ocean Sunday night, a throng of mourners huddled in front of the Huntington Beach Pier to commemorate those killed a week ago in the Las Vegas massacre. They were among thousands who gathered over the weekend at candlelight vigils across the state — including events in Placentia and Simi Valley — to remember those who lost their lives too soon. Among those who died was Andrea Castilla, a Huntington Beach resident killed while celebrating her […]

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  • Chelsea Romo is seen in a photo alongside her son, which was posted to a GoFundMe page for her recovery.

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  • The Los Angeles County Fire Department responds to a deputy-involved shooting in Duarte on Oct. 6, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

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  • O.J. Simpson signs paperwork before his release from prison on Sunday, October 1, 2017. (Credit: CNN)

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