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
  • A bolt of lightning is seen in the area of the Pacific Palisades on July 18, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Lightning Prompts Closure of Several L.A. County Beaches, Possibly Sparks Brush Fire in Encino

    All Los Angeles County beaches have been reopened Wednesday afternoon after a threat of lightning from a summer storm prompted closures and evacuations earlier in the day. The first evacuation was issued at beaches in Santa Monica, where beachgoers were urged shortly before noon to seek indoor cover at the nearby pier shortly before noon as the storm moved into the coastal area, according to a tweet from the city. A short time after that, a lightning advisory was issued […]

  • A woman was found stabbed to death on Tuesday morning at a unit in the Atwater Village Apartments. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Found Stabbed to Death in Atwater Village Apartment Complex; Investigation Underway

    A homicide investigation is underway Wednesday after a 66-year-old woman was found fatally stabbed in an Atwater Village apartment the previous day, authorities said. Neighbors believe the victim was attacked after a violent fight among family members in the 3900 block of Veselich Avenue. The fight was brought to the attention of the property manager, who entered the apartment Tuesday about 10:15 a.m. and found the victim. She was found with the multiple stab wounds and pronounced dead at the […]

  • Blaze Giving Out Free Pizzas in Los Angeles Area to Celebrate Arrival of LeBron James

    Blaze Pizza is celebrating the arrival of new L.A. Lakers player LeBron James by throwing a “pizza party” in the Los Angeles area on Tuesday, complete with — of course — free pizza. “Let’s welcome #LAbron to LA the only way we know how!” a post on Blaze Pizza’s Facebook page announcing the promotion stated. Under the deal, guests who visit dozens of participating locations from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday can get one free build-your-own pizza, according […]

  • An ambulance exits from the Tham Luang cave area as operations continue for the 8 boys and their coach trapped at the cave in Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province on July 9, 2018. (Credit: YE AUNG THU/AFP/Getty Images)

    Thai Cave Rescue Operation Resumes to Free 4 Kids, Coach Still Trapped

    Divers and rescue workers in Thailand have begun what could be the final push to free four boys and their soccer coach still trapped in a cave in the country’s remote north, according to a Thai Navy official with knowledge of the operational details. Eight of the boys were taken out of the cave during the first two days of rescue operations, but five others remain trapped on a ledge 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) inside the cave system. The eight boys who […]

  • The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power tweeted this image of crews working to restore power for customers on July 8, 2018.

    Nearly 27,000 L.A. Residents Remain Without Power 2 Days After ‘Heat Storm’ Led to Outages

    Thousands of Los Angeles-area residents remained without power on Sunday after officials said high electricity use during the heat wave triggered outages across the region. As of 6 p.m., 26,500 customers still did not have electricity, according to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Meanwhile, power was restored for 57,000 customers after crews worked overnight Saturday. Earlier in the day, at about 10 a.m., officials said 29,350 customers still did not have electricity. It takes crews 24 to 48 hours to […]

  • Maria Roman, 13, is seen in photos released by LAPD on July 8, 2018. She was found that same day after going missing the day before.

    Lake Balboa Girl Found After ‘Suspicious’ Disappearance; Man Who She Left With Is Still at Large: LAPD

    A Van Nuys girl was found Sunday, ending a search by police and loved ones that was launched when she never returned home after leaving the day prior with a man her family had befriended — a suspect in her search who is still at large, Los Angeles Police Department officials said. Maria Roman, 13, was found at a friend’s house after being reported missing hours earlier at about 8:20 a.m. on Sunday, police said. But the man she was last […]

  • A blaze burns near the Cajon Pass in San Bernardino County on July 6, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    In 110-Degree Heat, Firefighters Battle 100-Acre Box Fire Burning in Cajon Pass

    Crews were battling a 100-acre fire off the 15 Freeway near the Cajon Pass Friday amid 110-degree heat, officials said. The Box Fire began about 9:30 a.m. when a semi truck fire spread to brush along the freeway near Kenwood Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol. The blaze was about 15 percent contained, Cal Fire tweeted shortly before 2 p.m. At least two firefighters were transported for heat exhaustion, officials said. Meanwhile, two lanes of the freeway were closed […]

  • Crime scene tape is seen at the site of a fatal shooting in Westlake on July 5, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    3 Killed, 3 More Critical Following Shooting at Westlake Neighborhood 4th of July Party

    Three people were killed and three others wounded in a shooting at a Fourth of July party in the Westlake neighborhood of Central Los Angeles. The shooting occurred about 12:30 a.m. Thursday in the 1600 block of West 2nd Street, the Los Angeles Police Department commanding officer said during a news conference at the scene. Responding officers located several gunshot victims down in the front yard. Two of the victims were pronounced dead at the scene, the officer said. Four […]

  • A fireworks display is seen at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. (Credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for CBS Radio Inc.)

    Where to Watch Independence Day Fireworks in SoCal

    Law enforcement and fire officials in Southern California have warned residents this week about the dangers of illegal fireworks ahead of Independence Day. They offered legal and safe alternatives with public displays going on throughout the region on July 4. Here is where you can watch: Chatsworth Shepherd of the Hills Church will host the 20th Anniversary of the 4th of July Spectacular beginning at 4:30 p.m. A 21-minute fireworks finale will close out the night, which includes inflatable jumpers, face […]