Steve Kuzj

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
  • Fernando Jaramillo Llamas, 25, is seen in a photo released by the Santa Ana Police Department on May 24, 2019.

    Young Woman Found Dead by Relatives in Santa Ana; Husband in Custody After Pursuit Crash

    A young woman was found dead in Santa Ana on Friday morning, and the victim’s husband has been taken into custody after a pursuit ended in a crash hours later, police said. Fernando Jaramillo Llamas, 25, was arrested following the death of his wife, Maria Teresa Murillo Rojas, 26, according to the Santa Ana Police Department. He led officers on a chase in Orange County just before being apprehended, said Cpl. Anthony Bertagna. The couple shared a home with their […]

  • Police investigate a fatal shooting in West Hills on May 22, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    2nd Victim Dies After Shooting at Shadow Ranch Park in West Hills

    A second person has died in a shooting that took place following an argument at Shadow Ranch Park in West Hills, police said Thursday. Los Angeles police officers were called to the park on Vanowen Street near Fallbrook Avenue after shots were heard about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday. Two men had been struck by the gunfire, and one of them was pronounced dead at the scene, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Mike Lopez said. He has not been identified, but was […]

  • Crews rescue two people from the Los Angeles River on May 16, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    3 Rescued, Including Man Who Tried to Help 2 Stranded People, From L.A. River in Atwater Village

    Authorities rescued three people from a stretch of the rain-swollen Los Angeles River in Atwater Village on Thursday morning, including one who also became stranded while helping two others, officials said. The incident began in the 2900 block of North Acresite Street just after 9:30 a.m. when the river water abruptly rose, trapping a 33-year-old man and a 37-year-old women, according to a Los Angeles Fire Department alert. Jeff Johnson, who was jogging in the area at the time, heard […]

  • A Walmart store is seen on May 16, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Credit: by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Walmart Says It Will Raise Prices Because of Higher Tariffs

    Walmart, America’s largest retailer, said Thursday it will raise prices on some products as a result of the Trump administration’s tariffs on Chinese goods. “We’re going to continue to do everything we can to keep prices low. That’s who we are. However, increased tariffs will lead to increased prices, we believe, for our customers.” Walmart chief financial officer Brett Biggs told reporters on a call after the retailer reported earnings for the first quarter of 2019. Biggs did not say […]

  • Rain returned to Southern California on May 16, 2019. (Credit: RMG News)

    Spring Storm Brings Slick Roads, Dangerous Driving Conditions to SoCal

    A spring storm is moving down the coast Thursday morning, bringing rain and dangerous driving conditions to Southern California. Off-and-on showers were already falling during the early morning hours in Ventura and Simi Valley. The National Weather Service tweeted out radar images as the storm moved inland Thursday morning. Latest Radar Loop with main rain band moving across #Ventura and #LosAngeles counties. Rain rates of 0.10-0.25 inches per hour expected with potential for minor roadway flooding. Additionally, gusty SE to […]

  • California is on track to get more rain in a week than it sees in two months, all from unseasonal storm systems rolling through. (Credit: Richard Vogel/AP via CNN)

    California May Get 2 Months’ Worth of Rain From Series of ‘Atmospheric Rivers’

    California is on track to get more rain in a week than it sees in two months, all from unseasonal storm systems rolling through. The National Weather Service’s San Francisco office said that through May 22 the state is expected to get 150-200% of its normal monthly rainfall. It’s all thanks to a series of “atmospheric rivers” that will set up over the Pacific Ocean, moving into California. Atmospheric rivers suck up water vapor from the ocean, transport it along […]

  • Pomona Gym for Children, Including Those With Special Needs, Asks for Help After Burglary

    We Rock the Spectrum, a gym in Pomona that caters to children, including those with special needs, was burglarized on Mother’s Day, the owners say. Now, they’re asking for help to fix damages and replace stolen merchandise. Steve Kuzj reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on May 14, 2019.

  • Actress Doris Day is seen in a screen shot from the film "Pillow Talk."

    Legendary Actress, Singer Doris Day Dies at 97

    Doris Day, the sunny blond actress and singer whose frothy comedic roles opposite the likes of Rock Hudson and Cary Grant made her one of Hollywood’s biggest stars in the 1950s and ’60s and a symbol of wholesome American womanhood, died Monday. She was 97. In more recent years, Day had been an animal rights advocate. Her Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed her death at her Carmel Valley, California, home. Day “had been in excellent physical health for her age” […]

  • Students are reunited with their parents after being evacuated after at least seven students were injured during a shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, on May 7, 2019. (Credit: Michael Ciaglo / Getty Images)

    18-Year-Old Student Killed, 8 Others Hurt in School Shooting Outside Denver; 2 in Custody

    Two students opened fire Tuesday inside a charter school in an affluent suburb of Denver not far from Columbine High School , killing a teenager, wounding eight and spreading terror before they were taken into custody, authorities said. Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said the pair walked into the STEM School Highlands Ranch and began shooting students in two classrooms. Within minutes, deputies at a nearby sheriff’s department substation entered the school and arrested the two suspects after a struggle. “As officers […]

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