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
  • The U.S. and German volleyball teams squared off Thursday during day seven of the Special Olympics World Games. (Credit: KTLA)

    Special Olympics Day 7: USA, Germany Square Off in Volleyball

    The U.S. and German volleyball teams squared off Thursday during day seven of the Special Olympics World Games. Steve Kuzj reports from Westwood for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on July 31, 2015.

  • Judo competitors at the Special Olympics World Games engage on July 30, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Special Olympics Day 6: Judo, Cycling and Open Water Swimming

    Thursday’s Special Olympics World Games featured judo, cycling and open water swimming. Steve Kuzj reports from Long Beach for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on July 30, 2015.

  • Canada takes on Mexico in a softball game at the Special Olympics World Games on July 29, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Special Olympics Day 5: Softball, Soccer Competitions Among Day’s Biggest Events

    Softball teams squared off Wednesday as soccer competition continued on day five of the Special Olympics World Games in Westwood. Steve Kuzj reports from Westwood for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on July 29, 2015.

  • soccer players at the Special Olympics World Games congratulate each other following a game on July 28, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Special Olympics Day 4: Soccer, Tennis, and ‘Picnic in the Park’

    Soccer and tennis took center stage during day four of the Special Olympics World Games in Westwood Tuesday. But later in the day, athletes and their families were treated to a concert and “Picnic in the Park.” Nerissa Knight reports from downtown Los Angeles for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. More Video:

  • A gymnast competes at the Special Olympics at UCLA on July 27, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Special Olympics Day 3: Gymnastics Competitors Take the Mat

    Day three of the Special Olympics Monday featured gymnastics competitors taking the mat at UCLA. Steve Kuzj reports from UCLA for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on July 27, 2015.

  • Officers remained on scene after a police shooting of an armed man in Studio City on July 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Armed Man ‘Firing Into the Air’ Shot by LAPD in Studio City, Prompting Bomb Squad Response

    A man armed with a gun on a busy stretch of Ventura Boulevard was shot by police who responded to a report of shots fired in Studio City Friday, and a bomb squad robot was sent in to examine items near the man’s body. Multiple witnesses described the man firing into the air before responding police shot him. The call came in about 3:20 p.m. for shots fired at Ventura Boulevard and Vantage Avenue, according to Officer Rosario Herrera with the Los Angeles […]

  • Officials are seen outside a Louisiana theater where a shooting occurred on July 23, 2015. (Credit: KATC)

    Gunman, 58, Opens Fire in Louisiana Movie Theater Killing Himself, 2 Others; 7 Injured

    Three people were killed, including a 58-year-old gunman who allegedly died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and seven others were injured when a shooter opened fire in a Lafayette, Louisiana, movie theater Thursday night, CNN reported. The shooter, who allegedly used a handgun, was described as a 58-year-old white man who was a theater patron, Lafayette police Sgt. Brooks David told CNN. He was believed to have acted alone. Police Chief Jim Craft added that he had a criminal history. Details were not provided. […]

  • LAPD Officer Mary O'Callaghan is seen during her assault trial. (Credit: Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times)

    LAPD Officer Who Assaulted Woman on Video Gets 16 Months in Jail

    A Los Angeles police officer was sentenced to 36 months in jail Thursday for assaulting a South L.A. woman in an incident that was caught on video by a police cruiser camera. Mary O’Callaghan’s sentencing comes amid intense scrutiny and criticism nationwide of police use of force. The last 20 months of her sentence were suspended meaning she’ll likely spend a little more than a year in county jail. A downtown L.A. jury last month convicted O’Callaghan, 50, of assault […]

  • Vice President Joe Biden is seen at a roundtable discussion in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Biden’s Visit Expected to Snarl Traffic in San Fernando Valley, Westside and Beverly Hills

    Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, and his three-day visit to the area prompted road closures that were expected to impact traffic in parts of Los Angeles, including the San Fernando Valley, and Beverly Hills, according to LAPD. On Wednesday, the vice president was scheduled to travel to Bobrick Washroom Equipment in North Hollywood where he will deliver remarks highlighting the need of raising the minimum wage, according to a White House news release. Biden’s […]