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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
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    As dusk fell on downtown Los Angeles, dozens of people gathered on the sidewalks outside the Wilshire Grand Center, watching as the hotel’s LED lights — confined to a stripe on the side of the building — glowed in an array of rainbow colors. Koreatown resident Miky Nam brought a small folding chair to take in the spectacle. A Korean American, she said she was proud to learn that the tallest building in the West was built by Korean Air. […]

  • Deputies Fatally Shoot Teen in Palmdale While Trying to Stop Dog From Charging at Them: LASD

    In what officials called an “extremely unfortunate incident,” a teenager was shot and killed in Palmdale by sheriff’s deputies who had opened fire on a pitbull that was charging at them a second time early Thursday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies initially responded to a loud noise/loud music call at a residence in the 38500 block of 10th Street East around 3:45 a.m., according to sheriff’s Capt. Christopher Bergner. Authorities had responded to the location, in […]

  • 850-Acre Holcomb Fire Burns Northeast of Big Bear

    Firefighters are battling a wildfire burning in the San Bernardino National Forest northeast of Big Bear Lake on Monday evening, and firefighting aircraft were scheduled to work past nightfall. The blaze was reported off Holcomb Valley Road about 3 p.m., on a day with record-breaking heat. By 5 p.m., about 200 acres had burned; the acreage estimate grew to 850 acres by about 6 p.m. No homes were threatened, according to a federal InciWeb information page for the blaze, being […]

  • 800-Acre Brush Fire Near Castaic Lake 20 Percent Contained

    A 800-acre brush fire continued burning near Castaic Lake for the second day Sunday as containment reached 20 percent, officials said. Crews were tackling the flames at the fire’s east end after focusing more on the western portion after it broke out around 2 p.m. Saturday, according to Nathan Judy with the U.S. Forest Service. The fire reached 1,000 acres at its peak and firefighters were hoping the push the fire down toward the lake itself. However, the lake was […]

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    L.A. County Firefighters Battling 1,000-Acre Wildfire Near Castaic Lake

    Los Angeles County firefighters are battling a 1,000-acre wildfire near Castaic Lake north of Santa Clarita, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department air operations team. The blaze is moving at a moderate rate of speed and a second alarm assignment has been requested, county fire officials said. “With the grass being as tall as it is right now those are light flashing fuels and it gets moving relatively quickly,” said Inspector Richard Licon. “The fire started out at 1:57 […]

  • Azusa Road Rage Caught on Camera; Vehicle Blocks, Chases Motorcyclists on 210 Freeway

    Authorities are investigating on Friday after a driver was caught on camera blocking bikers from lane splitting, nearly hitting them in the process on the 210 Freeway in Azusa. Steve Kuzj reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on June 16, 2017.

  • Driver Who Led Police on Chase Through San Fernando Valley in Custody After Standoff

    Los Angeles police were in pursuit of a brown Ford Expedition vehicle in San Fernando Valley on Thursday night. The 30-year-old driver is accused of dragging his girlfriend with bodily force in the 13300 block of Aldergrove Street in Sylmar around 1 p.m., according to Officer Tony Im. Video from Sky5 showed the driver speeding, running red lights and driving on the wrong side of the street. The driver crashed into a pole and ran out of his vehicle before […]

  • Winning Powerball Ticket Worth $447.8M Sold in Riverside County

    At least one lucky person in Riverside County had all the winning numbers drawn on Saturday’s Powerball drawing, lottery officials said. The jackpot reached an estimated $447.8 million grand prize. The winning numbers were 20, 26, 32, 38, 58 and the Powerball was 3. The jackpot ticket was purchased from Marietta Liquor & Deli in Sun City. The massive jackpot came in at tenth in the list of the largest awarded U.S. lottery prizes of all time — a list that […]

  • SoCal Celebrates L.A. Pride Weekend With Festival in WeHo

    Thousands of people gathered in West Hollywood on Saturday to celebrate Los Angeles Pride weekend with a festival that included a lively line-up of artists, such as Kat Dahlia and ILOVEMAKONNEN. Erin Myers and Steve Kuzj report for the KTLA 5 News on June 10, 2017.