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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
  • Video Shows ‘Droopy Drawered Bandits’ Breaking Into Anaheim Pizzeria

    Officials sought the public’s help Friday identifying four people caught on video burglarizing a pizzeria in Anaheim in September. Police said the “droopy drawered bandits” stole a safe from a pizza restaurant on the 5600 block of East La Palma Avenue. The Anaheim Police Department released the surveillance video, which shows a red Honda Civic pulling into a parking spot shortly before 6 a.m. on Sept. 8. In the video, three people are seen exiting the vehicle with the hoods […]

  • LAPD on March 29, 2018 released a sketch of a man suspected of sexually assaulting a boy in a Boyle Heights church bathroom earlier in the month.

    Boy Punched, Dragged and Sexually Assaulted in Boyle Heights Church: LAPD

    A 13-year-old boy was punched, dragged and sexually assaulted by a man in a Boyle Heights church earlier this month, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The incident occurred about 3:30 p.m. March 17 after an event at a church in the 1700 block of Cesar E. Chavez Avenue. Police later said the assailant may be a construction worker in the local area. The boy apparently used an upstairs bathroom when a man punched him in the face and […]

  • Shark Pupping Season Arrives on Southern California Coast

    Southern Californians can expect to see more sharks close to shore as the great whites’ pupping season — when mothers give birth to their young — will be in full swing over the next two months. Steve Kuzj reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on March 28, 2018.

  • The two dogs allegedly stolen during a home burglary in Long Beach are seen in a photo provided to KTLA on March 27, 2018.

    2 Dogs Stolen in Long Beach Home Burglary, Resident Says

    The owner of two dogs in Long Beach says the pups were stolen during a home burglary, with surveillance footage from a neighbor showing some of the alleged crime. Steve Kuzj reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on March 27, 2018.

  • Claremont Home Destroyed by Fire Following Reported Explosion

    A home in Claremont was reduced to a charred shell after an explosion was reported there on Monday. Firefighters were called about an explosion on the 200 block of West 12th Street shortly before 2 p.m., said Los Angeles County Fire Department Supervisor Melanie Flores. Crews were on the scene in fire attack mode, Flores said, but by the time Sky5 was above the scene around 3:30 p.m., the home appeared to be completely destroyed. The flames appeared to be […]

  • Stormy Daniels Tells ’60 Minutes’ She Was Threatened by Man When Trying to Sell Story About Alleged Trump Affair

    In her first extended television news interview since the news of her alleged 2006 affair with Donald Trump emerged, adult film actress Stormy Daniels declined to discuss whether she had evidence of the affair and said that she was threatened to stay silent about it. Risking hefty fines for violating a $130,000 hush agreement, Daniels detailed what she said was the only time she and Trump had sex — saying she spanked Trump with a magazine and that Trump had […]

  • White House Announces New Policy to Ban Most Transgender People From Serving in Military

    The White House on Friday announced a policy to ban most transgender people from serving in the US military. Following a Pentagon policy review after a tweet by President Donald Trump last year, the White House said the policy will say “transgender persons with a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria — individuals who the policies state may require substantial medical treatment, including medications and surgery — are disqualified from military service except under certain limited circumstances.” White House press secretary Sarah […]

  • Signs of water ponding along East Valley Road near San Ysidro Creek in Montecito on March 22, 2018. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

    Evacuations Lifted in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties Amid Strong Spring Storm

    Evacuations in the burn areas of the Thomas Fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties were lifted Thursday as a powerful spring storm continued to bring strong showers in some coastal areas. A flash flood advisory was issued for western Santa Barbara County until 10 p.m. because of brief heavy downpours and a slight chance of thunderstorms in that area, the National Weather Service (NWS) tweeted. During the evening, a mudslide was reported along the 192 Freeway near Toro Canyon. […]

  • A road closure is seen in Montecito as a powerful spring storm arrived on March 21, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Atmospheric River’ Triggers Mandatory Evacuations for Parts of Santa Barbara, Ventura, L.A., Riverside Counties

    It’s called an “atmospheric river” — basically a river in the sky — that could unleash catastrophic amounts of rain. And the major storm is barreling right toward the fire-scarred regions of Southern California, with a potential to trigger flash flooding, mudslides and significant debris flow. The heaviest rainfall is expected Wednesday evening through Thursday, and officials have already ordered mandatory evacuations in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties. In Riverside County, Corona city officials issued mandatory evacuation orders for areas burned by […]