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
  • Multiple cars were derailed after a Metrolink train struck a vehicle in Ventura County on Feb. 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Truck Driver Taken Into Custody on Suspicion of Felony Hit-and-Run in Metrolink Crash

    Thirty people were hospitalized, several of them in critical condition, and the driver of a pickup truck that was struck by a Metrolink train was in police custody following a fiery wreck that caused several train cars to derail in Oxnard early Tuesday morning. The train slammed into the truck near the intersection of East Fifth Street and South Rice Avenue (map) in Oxnard, an official with the Ventura County Fire Department said. A 911 call to police just before 5:45 a.m. reported the crash. Police responded a few minutes later and […]

  • The storm was welcomed at Snow Summit in Big Bear on Feb. 23, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Storm Brings Much-Needed Rain, Snow to SoCal, Prompts Health Advisory at Beaches

    A storm that moved east across Southern California Sunday and Monday brought snow to the local mountains, and rain to the parched region, prompting a public health advisory for beaches in Los Angeles and Orange counties. Since the storm began Sunday, up to 2 inches of rain fell in some spots in the L.A. County mountains, with most valley areas seeing a half-inch or less through 8 a.m. Monday. Scattered showers and more snow in the mountains were expected through […]

  • A K-rail barrier is seen in Glendora on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Glendora Residents Prepare for Possible Mudslides Amid Flash-Flood Warning

    Glendora residents and city workers prepared for possible mudslides after the National Weather Service issued a flash-flood warning for the foothill area. Steve Kuzj reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 22. 2014.

  • Container ships wait outside the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, where congestion has been building for months. (Credit: KTLA)

    West Coast Ports Ramp Up After Labor Deal Is Reached

    After a long-running labor dispute that at times all but closed West Coast ports, the trade gateways–including the nation`s busiest in Los Angeles and Long Beach—are getting back to work. Steve Kuzj reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. 

  • After an explosion at the Torrance Refinery on Feb. 18, 2015, one structure appeared to be damaged. (Credit: KTLA)

    Torrance Refinery Explosion Dust Could Cause Irritation But Is ‘Not Expected to Be Hazardous’

    The Torrance refinery explosion released material in the air that could irritate nearby residents’ skin, eyes and throats. Exxon Mobil officials say fine dust from the large blast contained inorganic material used in the refinery’s processes. The light dust contained some metal oxides and amorphous silica, a clear or gray odorless silicon dioxide powder, Exxon Mobil spokesman Todd Spitler said. Exxon Mobil and the Torrance Fire Department tested the dust and determined it was not toxic but warned about potential […]

  • A security guard shot and killed during an attempted robbery of a San Bernardino pot dispensary was identified by police as 25-year-old Anthony Victor Pineda. (Credit: San Bernardino Police Department)

    Security Guard Fatally Shot During Gun Battle Inside San Bernardino Marijuana Dispensary

    An investigation was underway Tuesday morning after a security guard was shot and killed during an attempted robbery of an illegally operated medical marijuana dispensary in San Bernardino the previous night, authorities said. Officers responded to the 2800 block of Rialto Avenue (map) after someone reported that shots had been fired inside the dispensary, a news release from the San Bernardino Police Department stated. Two armed men had entered the business around 10 p.m. Monday night and attempted to rob […]

  • A sea lion hitched a ride with a Fullerton family during a kayaking outing in Santa Barbara. (Credit: KEYT-TV)

    Kayak-Loving Sea Lion Hitches Valentine’s Day Ride With Fullerton Family

    A Fullerton family got a Valentine’s Day surprise when a young sea lion showed them some love by hitching a ride on the back of their kayak during an outing in a Santa Barbara harbor on Saturday. “At first it felt like he was pushing the kayak. We felt him back there,” said Rodney Gist, who was riding with two of his children near Stearns Wharf at the time. “Next thing you know, I could tell he had climbed aboard.” […]

  • A drone is seen in a file photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    Proposed FAA Rules Would Limit Commercial Drone Use

    Federal officials unveiled proposed rules Sunday for the operation of small commercial drones, potentially opening the skies to greater use of unmanned aircraft to perform tasks such as inspecting bridges, assisting in search-and-rescue operations, taking aerial photos of real estate and shooting scenes for movies and television. In announcing the proposal, Federal Aviation Administration chief Michael Huerta said he expected commercial drones would “dramatically change the way we use our nation’s airspace.” Notably, though, the proposed rules would prohibit paid […]

  • In preparation for the 87th Academy Awards, transportation crews began shutting down streets near the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Hollywood Streets Close for Academy Awards Preparations

    A block of Hollywood Boulevard will be closed to traffic for 10 days starting Sunday night, among the many road and subway closures expected before next week’s 87th Academy Awards. All lanes on Hollywood Boulevard between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive will be closed at 10 p.m. in order to erect the stages, bleachers and props along the red carpet for the Feb. 22 awards show, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said in a statement. This section of […]