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 palm tree sways as wind blows in California. (Credit: Getty Images)

    Powerful Santa Ana Winds Wreak Havoc on Southern California’s Power Grid, Boost Fire Risk

    Power outages affected more than 90,000 Southern California Edison customers Monday as strong Santa Ana winds gusted through the Southland, according to the utility. Nearly 37,000 SCE customers remained without power as of 6:50 p.m., including almost 19,000 in Los Angeles County, 10,000 in Orange County, 3,000 in Riverside County, 2,000 in San Bernardino County, 100 in Santa Barbara County and 1,000 in Ventura County, according to the SCE’s outage database. The foothill communities of the San Gabriel Valley along the […]

  • A bus and a sedan sit on the 405 Freeway in the North Hills area following a crash on Oct. 14, 2018. (Credit: Los Angeles Fire Department)

    Bus Crash on 405 Freeway in North Hills Sends 25 to the Hospital, Injures Others

    A multivehicle collision on the 405 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley sent dozens of people to the hospital and led to additional crashes, prompting the partial shutdown of the highway for hours, officials said. Around 1 p.m., a bus traveling northbound on the 405 Freeway in the North Hills area crashed into a number of other vehicles, California Highway Patrol Officer Wescon Haver said. Haver said officials do not know what caused those first collisions. From there, the bus […]

  • Six Flags’ 30-Hour Coffin Challenge Invites Thrill-Seekers to Compete for Cash

    Six Flags Magic Mountain is hosting a special Halloween event during which six participants compete for $300 and season passes to the park — all they have to do is lay in a wooden coffin for 30 hours. Steve Kuzj reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Oct. 12, 2018.

  • Investigators Not Ready to Link String of Calabasas-Area Burglaries to Shootings Near Malibu Creek State Park

    Authorities are investigating whether an overnight burglary at a community center in Calabasas is related to a string of other break-ins nearby, but said it’s still too early to tell whether those incidents are also related to gunfire near the state park where a father was killed earlier this year. The perpetrator in Tuesday’s incident could be involved in as many as eight other burglaries that have occurred in communities in the Santa Monica Mountains area since October 2016, the […]

  • US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley speaks after voting on new sanctions against North Korea during a Security Council meeting on December 22, 2017, at UN Headquarters in New York City. (Credit: KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Nikki Haley Resigning as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

    In the latest shake-up for President Donald Trump’s turbulent administration, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley abruptly announced Tuesday she is resigning at the end of the year, raising fresh questions about the Trump team and about the outspoken diplomat’s own political ambitions. The news blindsided some key U.S. allies and many congressional Republicans involved in foreign policy matters. And it came less than a month before congressional elections, thwarting White House efforts to project an image of stability, with the loss […]

  • Distraught family members take in the scene on Oct. 7, 2018 in Schoharie, New York. (Credit: LORI VAN BUREN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Limo Involved in Crash That Killed 20 in New York Had Failed Inspection; Driver Was Not Properly Licensed

    The supersized limousine that crashed and killed 20 people outside a country store failed a safety inspection last month and shouldn’t have been on the road, and the driver wasn’t properly licensed, New York’s governor said Monday. The state moved to shut down the owner, Prestige Limousine, as state and federal authorities investigated the cause of Saturday’s wreck in Schoharie. The company said it was taking its cars off the road while conducting its own probe into the crash. The […]

  • First stage separation can be seen at right during the Space X Falcon 9 rocket launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Oct. 7, 2018. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

    ‘This Won’t Be Subtle’: SpaceX Successfully Launches and Lands Rocket on West Coast for First Time

    Southern California residents were being warned to expect a large sonic boom Sunday evening as SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base before successfully executing its first-ever landing on the West Coast, according to the company and military officials. The launch was scheduled for shortly after 7:20 p.m., Vandenberg Air Force base officials said in an advisory. The rocket carried the Argentinian SOACOM 1A radar mapping satellite. Those near the base, which is near Lompoc, were […]

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    1 Suspect Wounded in Van Nuys Police Shooting, 2 Others Detained: LAPD

    Los Angeles police investigating a narcotics case in Van Nuys shot and wounded a suspect and detained two others on Sunday, officials said. The shooting happened as undercover officers in plain clothes approached three men in the alley behind a Motel 6, located in the 13500 block of Sherman Way by Woodman Avenue, according to authorities. A male suspect hit during the gunfire was taken to a hospital, where he was last listed in stable condition, LAPD officials said. No […]

  • Intruder Caught on Surveillance Cameras at Westchester Home Being Fumigated

    A homeowner is hoping to identify the man caught on video entering his Westchester home, rifling through his belongings and searching under beds while the residence was being fumigated. Steve Kuzj reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Oct. 5, 2018.