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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
  • Firefighters and paramedics are shown on the scene of a plane crash at Fullerton Airport on Aug. 24, 2016. (Credit: Sky5)

    Plane Loses Control During Take Off, Crashes in Fullerton; 2 Injured

    A single-engine plane crashed at an airport on Wednesday leaving two people injured, according to the Fullerton Police Department. The Fullerton Fire Department received a call around 5:59 p.m. of a small plane down at Fullerton Airport at 4011 W. Commonwealth Avenue.  The plane, a single-engine SAIS Marchetti SF 260, lost control while taking off, veered across the runway, struck three parked airplanes and crashed into a hangar, according to a City of Fullerton press release. Two people were on board the plane, owned by […]

  • Firefighters respond to a multipatient incident attributed to Spice use in Skid Row on Aug. 22, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Warning Issued About Use of Spice After Skid Row Overdose Reports

    A day after Los Angeles firefighters treated some 18 people on Skid Row for symptoms linked to use of a dangerous synthetic marijuana, the county’s public health department on Tuesday issued a warning about the drug. “Spice,” as its called, can cause severe side effects including altered mental status, loss of consciousness, extreme anxiety and agitation. In some cases, it can kill those who use it. The drug most likely caused recent overdose reports in downtown L.A., the Los Angeles County […]

  • A car driven by a man who allegedly struck and killed a woman and two children in Placentia on Aug. 20, 2016 remains at the scene of the crash. (Credit: Southern Counties News)

    Woman, 2 Kids Struck and Killed in Placentia Crash; Man Arrested on Suspicion of DUI

    A woman and her two children were struck and killed by a vehicle in Placentia Saturday night as they were leaving a birthday party, and a man was arrested on suspicion of murder and driving under the influence, officials said. The victims have been identified as Patricia Santiago Ventura, 33, and her daughters Diana Ledezma, 3, and Stephanie Ledezma, 7. The incident occurred about 10:20 p.m. in the 800 block of West La Jolla Street, when Placentia Police officers who were in […]

  • Destroyed cars smolder after the Blue Cut Fire burned a small community near Wrightwood, on Aug. 17, 2016. (Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

    Devastating Blue Cut Fire Destroys 96 Homes, Burns About 58 Square Miles

    The devastating Blue Cut Fire that has destroyed 96 homes and scorched nearly 58 square miles, or 37,000 acres, in San Bernardino County, authorities said Friday, the fourth day of the blaze. Fire officials had previously said “a lot” of homes were destroyed by the blaze, which began in the Cajon Pass about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. At a Friday morning news conference, county Fire Department Chief Mark Hartwig announced that 96 single-family homes had been destroyed. Three others had significant damage, he said. […]

  • Firefighters keep watch on the Blue Cut fire as it roars on a hillside above Sheep Canyon Road on Wednesday in Lytle Creek on Aug. 17, 2016. (Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

    Blue Cut Fire: Full List of Mandatory Evacuations, Road and School Closures

    A destructive wildfire in San Bernardino County exploded in size overnight to 25,600 acres as it continued to burn out of control Wednesday. The Blue Cut Fire remained 4 percent contained, and federal officials described the threat to public safety, rail traffic and structures in the Cajon Pass, Lytle Creek, Wrightwood, Oak Hills and surrounding areas as “imminent.” Click here for the latest information on the Blue Cut Fire. Nearly 35,000 homes are under evacuation orders, impacting more than 82,000 residents, […]

  • The Blue Cut Fire is seen from Sky5 burning after sunset on Aug. 16, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Blue Cut Fire in Cajon Pass Explodes to 18,000 Acres, 0 Percent Contained; State of Emergency Declared

    Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in the fast-moving Blue Cut Fire that has exploded to 18,000 acres and forced more than 82,000 people out of their homes since it broke out Tuesday morning in the Cajon Pass, officials said. The fire was first reported at 2 acres about 10:55 a.m. near the 15 Freeway and grew to about 1,000 acres in about an hour, according to the incident information page on the fire. By 6 p.m. the fire jumped to […]

  • The Blue Cut fire roars towards home off Highway 138 in Phelan. (Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

    Combination of High Winds, High Temperatures and Low Humidity Fuel Blue Cut Fire in Cajon Pass

    A combination of high winds, high temperatures and low humidity have fueled a fast-moving fire burning in the Cajon Pass. Steve Kuzj reports for the KTLA 5 News at 3 on Aug. 16, 2016.

  • Asfawosen Alemseged is shown in a photo posted to his Facebook page on Oct. 9, 2015.

    LAPD Continues Investigation Into Fatal Attack on Taxi Driver at Hollywood Hills Gas Station

    As friends mourned Asfawosen Alemseged Monday, Los Angeles police continued to look for a passenger who fatally attacked the taxi driver. Alemseged died after the altercation occurred early Sunday at a 76 in Hollywood Hills. Steve Kuzj reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Aug. 15, 2016.

  • Asfawosen Alemseged is shown in a photo posted to his Facebook page on Oct. 9, 2015.

    Taxi Driver Fatally Beaten by Passenger in Franklin Village Area; Attacker Sought: Police

    A taxi cab driver was killed early Sunday morning after being attacked by his passenger in the Franklin Village area of Hollywood Hills, according to police. The attack happened shortly after 3 a.m. at a 76 gas station at Franklin Avenue and Beachwood Drive, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The fight started inside the vehicle and was prompted by a dispute over money, police said. “The cab driver was struck several times,” LAPD Lt. John Radtke told KTLA. […]