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
  • Surveillance cameras were rolling as two men, one of them armed with a knife, tried to rob a South Pasadena jewelry store on Dec. 14, 2018. One of the workers chased them off with a handgun. (Credit: South Pasadena Police Department)

    Armed Jewelry Shop Worker Fends Off Knife-Wielding Would-Be Robber in South Pasadena

    Two robbers fled empty-handed Friday when they tried to rob a South Pasadena jewelry store and stab the owner, but were chased off by the owner’s nephew, who drew a handgun, authorities said. The failed crime unfolded  shortly before 11 a.m. at Vana Watch and Jewelry, at Mission Street and Fremont Avenue, theSouth Pasadena Police Department said in a written statement. The owner was working at the business, along with his nephew. Two men entered the store and asked to […]

  • Keith Jackson, who was struck while cycling along La Tuna Canyon in Sun Valley on Dec. 9, 2017, is seen being hospitalized after the near fatal crash in this undated image provided to KTLA by his family.

    A Year After Near Fatal Hit-and-Run, La Tuna Canyon Unveils Safety Improvements

    A bicyclist left seriously injured in a hit-and-run along La Tuna Canyon in Sun Valley last year spoke at the unveiling of new safety improvements to the street Friday. The speed limit has been lowered, new signs have been posted and lines painted along the roads to better distinguish lanes and a roughly 1.5-mile stretch of La Tuna Canyon has been reengineered, officials said. Pedestrians, horseback riders and cyclists can travel in the specially designated lane that’s also been improved. […]

  • Infinity Ward, a software company in Woodland Hills, was said to be one of the many places where an extortion email with a bomb threat was sent on Dec. 13, 2018. The firm's campus is pictured on that day. (Credit: KTLA)

    Authorities Across U.S. Dismiss String of Bomb Threats After Reports in L.A., San Francisco, NYC and Other Cities

    A wave of bomb threats emailed Thursday to hundreds of schools, businesses and government buildings across the U.S. triggered searches, evacuations and fear — but there were no signs of explosives, and authorities said the scare appeared to be a crude extortion attempt. Law enforcement agencies across the country dismissed the threats, saying they were meant to cause disruption and compel recipients into sending money and were not considered credible. In Southern California, authorities in Ventura and Riverside Counties said […]

  • Attorney Carl E. Douglas speaks at a news conference on Dec. 11, 2018, where he announced a lawsuit against Walgreens on behalf of the family of the man shot and killed by a store security guard. (Credit: KTLA)

    Family of Man Shot and Killed by Walgreens Security Guard Seeks $525 Million in Lawsuit

    Loved ones of the man shot and killed by a Walgreens security guard at a large store in Hollywood have filed a lawsuit against the company. Jonathan Hart, 21, was shot in the back of the neck and died after getting into a physical fight with the guard, who had accused him of shoplifting at the Walgreens location at Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street. Hart, known to some as Sky Young, was homeless at the time of the Dec. 2 […]

  • A video camera caught the moment a man pushed another man in front of an oncoming truck in what police described as an unprovoked attack in downtown Los Angeles on Dec. 5, 2018.

    Friends of Hospitalized DTLA Tailor Pushed in Front of Oncoming Truck Helping to Keep His Business Open

    Friends of Albert’s Tailoring in downtown Los Angeles are coming together to help keep the shop in business, while owner Albert Davtyan recovers from the critical injuries he suffered after being pushed in a front of large truck on Dec. 5, 2018. A GoFundMe page has also been created to help his family. Steve Kuzj reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Dec. 10, 2018.  

  • A utility pole is seen leaning following a fatal SUV crash in Costa Mesa on Dec. 8, 2018. (Credit:

    Driver Killed in Costa Mesa SUV Crash

    A driver died after an SUV slammed into a signal pole, a utility pole and an iron fence in a residential neighborhood in Costa Mesa early Saturday, officials said. The fatal solo-vehicle crash took place about 12:25 a.m. at Victoria Street and Valley Road, the Costa Mesa Police Department said in a written statement. “A single Toyota SUV appeared to hit signal pole before the vehicle struck a wooden Edison pole and then continued westbound where it struck an iron […]

  • Parts of Trabuco Canyon Road in Orange County left piled with mud and debris after a storm on Dec. 6, 2018, are seen in a photo tweeted by the O.C. Sheriff's Department on Dec. 7, 2018.

    Evacuations Downgraded to Voluntary in Lake Elsinore Storm Area, Lifted in Trabuco Canyon

    Evacuation orders triggered by heavy rains and debris flow in Lake Elsinore were downgraded to voluntary by Friday morning while mandatory orders were lifted in Trabuco Canyon. Following a storm throughout Southern California, rainy conditions weakened as evacuations were lifted for residents in Orange County. Those living in Trabuco Creek faced mandatory orders that were later lifted, along with voluntary evacuations for residents in nearby Rose Creek and the Mystic Oaks/El Cariso North areas, O.C. sheriff’s officials said. All neighborhoods within […]

  • A vehicle is trapped in debris on Pacific Coast Highway near Leo Carrillo State Beach following heavy showers on Dec. 6, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Heavy Rain Prompts Mandatory Evacuation Orders, Flood Alerts, Major Road Closures in SoCal

    The second day of a fall storm has prompted flood alerts in recent burn areas and major road closures throughout Southern California. Woolsey and Hill Fires: Earlier, a flash flood warning was in effect for the Woolsey and Hill fire burn areas, in areas near the Los Angeles and Ventura County border, according to officials. Areas of concern included Malibu Canyon and Las Virgenes Roads as well as Kanan Dume Road in the Santa Monica Mountains and Pacific Coast Highway […]

  • A ceremony was held honoring George H.W. Bush at the U.S. Capitol on Dec. 3, 2018. (Credit: Pool)

    George H.W. Bush’s Body Returns to Washington D.C. to Lie in State

    The nation’s capital embraced George H.W. Bush in death with solemn ceremony and high tributes to his service and decency, as the remains of the 41st president took their place in the Capitol rotunda for three days of mourning and praise by the political elite and everyday citizens alike. With Bush’s casket atop the Lincoln Catafalque, first used for Abraham Lincoln’s 1865 funeral, dignitaries came forward Monday to honor the Texan whose efforts for his country extended three quarters of […]