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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
  • Farm animals that were temporarily housed at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster were slowly returning home starting July 27, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Evacuated to Shelters During Sand Fire, Hundreds of Animals Beginning to Return Home

    Hundreds of animals that were housed at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster and other shelters during the Sand Fire are beginning to return home this week. Lions, and tigers, and bunches of other animals all had to be caged and moved to safer areas while the blaze ripped through several neighborhoods in the Santa Clarita area. Volunteers like Brooke Belanger lent their time to see that Santa Clarita and Acton’s large and exotic animals wouldn’t become victims of the flames. […]

  • Smoke rises out of the burning Sand Fire on July 25, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Sand Fire Burns 55 Square Miles, Destroys 18 Homes; Some Residents Allowed to Return Home

    Some residents affected by a wildfire burning in the Santa Clarita area were allowed to return home Monday evening as firefighters continued to battle the blaze that has scorched more than 35,000 acres, or about 55 square miles in the Angeles National Forest. Most evacuations were lifted at 7 p.m., except for homes on Placerita Canyon Road from Running Horse Lane to Pacy Street and Little Tujunga Canyon Road from the Wildlife Way Station to Sand Canyon Road and Placerita Canyon Road. Areas in Agua Dulce also […]

  • A firefighting helicopter hovers close to the flames from the Sand fire as it burns out of control along Soledad Canyon Road near Acton on Sunday. (Credit: Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times)

    Sand Fire Scorches Through 52 Square Miles in Santa Clarita Area; Still Only 10 Percent Contained

    The Sand Fire continued to scorch through the Santa Clarita area in the Angeles National Forest and grew to more than 33,000 acres, or about 52 square miles by Sunday night, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The massive inferno has left one person dead and destroyed at least 18 homes. The Sand Fire, which had previously led to the evacuations of 1,500 residences, grew again overnight Saturday to 22,000 acres, or 34-square miles. By 10 p.m. Sunday the fire had […]

  • Flames leap from the Sand Fire late July 23, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Found Dead in Area of 20,000-Acre Sand Fire; Structures Destroyed

    Homicide detectives were investigating the death of a man found in the area of a raging wildfire that grew to more than 30 square miles east of Santa Clarita on Saturday. A day and a half after it began, the Sand Fire had burned an unknown number of structures, prompted evacuation orders affecting some 1,500 homes, and spread smoke and ash across much of Southern California. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Sheriff’s Lt. Rob Hahnline confirmed to KTLA Saturday evening that deputies were investigating a […]

  • Police officers escort people with their hands raised from inside the shopping center as they respond to a shooting at the Olympia Einkaufzentrum (OEZ) at July 22, 2016, in Munich, Germany. (Credit: Joerg Koch/Getty Images)

    10 Dead, Including Gunman, After Shooting Rampage in Shopping District in Munich

    A teenage gunman opened fire at a busy shopping district in southern Germany — killing nine people before police found his body on a nearby street, authorities said. The 18-year-old stormed a McDonald’s outside the Olympia mall in Munich on Friday evening, police Chief Hubertus Andrae said. The shooting rampage in the nation’s third-largest city left 16 others wounded, with children among the casualties. At first, authorities believed there were three attackers involved and warned residents to avoid public places, […]

  • San Bernardino police officials released this photo of  Jaemiah Trammel on July 21, 2016.

    San Bernardino Police Investigate 40th Homicide After 20-Year-Old Woman Found Shot to Death in Car

    A 20-year-old woman was found shot to death in her car in San Bernardino Wednesday night and it was the city’s 40th homicide this year, officials said. The incident was reported about 8:25 p.m. near the intersection of Date Street and Fairfax Drive, San Bernardino Police Officer Eileen Hards said. The victim, Jaemiah Trammel, of Colton, was found with a gunshot wound to the head. She apparently crashed her car after she was shot, Hards said. She was pronounced dead at […]

  • A file photo shows congestion on the 210 Freeway near Los Angeles on Nov. 24, 2010, in Duarte, California. (Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

    Stretch of Westbound 210 Freeway in Pasadena Closed Until Monday

    Motorists driving through Pasadena this weekend are reminded that all lanes of the westbound 210 Freeway will be closed for repairs. A two-mile stretch of the freeway, from Lake to Mountain avenues, was closed at 10 p.m. Friday and will remain closed until 5 a.m. Monday, Caltrans officials said. The eastbound 134 Freeway connector to the westbound 210 also is closed. Motorists traveling through the area can expect delays and are advised to plan ahead, use alternate routes and avoid the area […]

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    LAPD Investigating Playboy Model Who Shared Body-Shaming Photo of Naked Woman Secretly Shot at Gym

    A Playboy model who shared a photo of an unsuspecting naked woman in an LA Fitness gym locker room on Snapchat with disparaging remarks is being investigated by police, an LAPD official confirmed to the Los Angeles Times Saturday. Detectives began investigating Dani Mathers after receiving a report of “illegal distribution” of the image, according to Los Angeles Police Department Capt. Andrew Neiman. He told the newspaper the incident was reported by LA Fitness. The identity of the woman seen in […]

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    Playboy Model Banned From LA Fitness Gyms After She Posts Body-Shaming Shower Photo of Woman on Snapchat

    Playboy model Dani Mathers has been banned from all LA Fitness gyms after she took a photo of a woman inside a locker room shower and posted it on Snapchat with disparaging comments about her body. Mathers received public backlash after she shared the photo of the naked woman inside the gym’s locker room with the caption: “If I can’t unsee this then you can’t either.” Critics accused her of making fun of the woman and body-shaming her. Others said […]