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
  • A mountain lion strolls through the area of the 3200 block of Bluebird Circle in Simi Valley at around 1 a.m. on Dec. 6, 2019. (Credit: ANG News)

    After Deadly Dog Attack, Video Shows Mountain Lion Roaming Simi Valley Neighborhood

    A mountain lion was spotted again early Friday in the same Simi Valley neighborhood where officials said a cougar fatally attacked one dog and injured another. Video shows the big cat in the area of the 3200 block of Bluebird Circle at around 1 a.m. The mountain lion walked on the street, along front yards and through bushes. At one point, the animal was seen jumping over a fence. RELATED: What to Do During a Mountain Lion Encounter, According to […]

  • A surveillance image shared with KTLA shows the mountain lion believed to be involved in the Simi Valley attacks.

    Simi Valley Neighborhood on Alert After Mountain Lion Attacks Leave 1 Dog Dead, 2nd Injured

    A Simi Valley neighborhood is on high alert Thursday after a pair of mountain lion attacks left one dog dead – despite its owner’s efforts to fight the big cat off – and a second canine injured. Officers responded to two calls overnight reporting puma sightings in the 5400 and 5500 blocks of Evening Sky Drive, Simi Valley Police Department Sgt. Keith Eisenhour said. Around 2 a.m., a woman was letting her 10-year-old miniature schnauzer named Pumba out of her […]

  • Commuters go through the 5 Freeway in the Sylmar area as rain pounded Southern California on Dec. 4, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Rain Brings Mudslide Concerns, Traffic Delays to Southern California

    Another round of rain arrived Wednesday morning, bringing a renewed threat of mudslides in burn areas and traffic delays for morning commuters across Southern California. The storm has been mainly affecting Central California in recent days, but it has since moved south and is expected to bring between .75 and 1.5 inches of rain to most areas. Up to 3 inches of rain is possible over the eastern San Gabriel Mountains, according to the National Weather Service. A flash flood […]

  • The 15 Freeway reopened through the Cajon Pass on Nov. 29, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    15 Freeway Reopens Through Cajon Pass After Winter Snow Storm

    The 15 Freeway through the Cajon Pass reopened Friday morning following hourslong closures in both directions that began amid heavy snowfall on Thanksgiving. The southbound stretch of the freeway was closed at Oak Hill Road after a traffic collision about 8 p.m. Thursday. The northbound lanes had already been shut down due to the weather conditions. Snowplows working overnight managed to clean up the freeway enough for travel to resume Friday morning. The freeway reopening was confirmed in a tweet […]

  • Rain is falling across Southern California on Nov. 28, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Watches, Warnings in Place as SoCal Braces for Full Day of Thanksgiving Rain

    Weather watches and advisories are in place with rain and snow expected to continue falling on Southern California throughout Thanksgiving Day on Thursday. The morning started out bad and got worse for drivers on the 5 Freeway over the Grapevine Thursday morning. Snow flurries prompted officials to close the roadway in both directions through the Tejon Pass. Both sides of the thoroughfare were reopened around 3 p.m. The cold and unstable storm brought thunderstorms to the Southland later in the […]

  • Authorities investigate a fatal incident on the 10 Freeway near Boyle Heights on Nov. 25, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Passenger Who Fell Off Motorcycle Killed on 10 Freeway in East Los Angeles Area

    Investigators are trying to determine why a female passenger fell off the back of a motorcycle and was then killed by another vehicle on the 10 Freeway in the unincorporated East Los Angeles area Sunday night. The incident was reported just after 11:30 p.m. as the motorcycle was traveling eastbound near City Terrace Drive. That’s when the passenger, identified only as a female, fell off the motorcycle and was struck by a passing motorist, a sergeant at the scene told […]

  • Officials respond to a shooting in the the 1100 block of East 11th Street in downtown Los Angeles on Nov. 24, 2019. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    Man Sought After Weekend Shooting That Injured 6 at DTLA Warehouse Party: LAPD

    Police continue their search Monday for a man who injured six people after opening fire at a party in a downtown Los Angeles warehouse over the weekend, authorities said. The attack happened in the 1100 block of East 11th Street, near the Fashion District, at around 1:15 a.m. Sunday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. A fight erupted at an event attended by about 200 people and escalated with one man pulling out a gun and firing multiple rounds, […]

  • Snow is seen in Wrightwood on Nov. 21, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Local Resorts Enjoy First Major Snowfall of Season

    Our local resorts received several inches of snow thanks to the first major storm of the season Wednesday. Steve Kuzj reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Nov. 21, 2019.

  • An investigation is underway following a home-invasion robbery in Sherman Oaks on Nov. 6, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Call the Cops, Call the Cops’: Man Runs for Help After Sherman Oaks Home-Invasion Robbery

    Police responded to a Sherman Oaks neighborhood Wednesday night after a someone reported a group of armed robbers had barged into a home and tied up the people inside. The incident was called in about 10 p.m. in the 4500 block of Tyrone Avenue, a Los Angeles Police Department Officer Drake Madison confirmed. Police are searching for as many as five men who apparently broke into the home to take money, jewelry and other items, Madison said. Neighbor Craig Mayo […]

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