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
  • A Los Angeles Police Department vehicle is seen outside a mosque on March 15, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    LAPD Increases Patrols at Local Mosques After Deadly New Zealand Mass Shootings

    Los Angeles police were beefing up patrols around mosques late Thursday after deadly mass shootings in at least two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch. “While this attack appears to be an isolated incident with no nexus to LA, out of an abundance of caution we’re providing extra patrols around mosques,” the Police Department said on Twitter. “Our thoughts & prayers are with all affected.” New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush would only say the death toll was […]

  • A student rides his skateboard past an entrance to the University of Southern California (USC) campus in Los Angeles on April 11, 2012. (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Stanford Students File Lawsuit Against USC, UCLA and Other Colleges in Admissions Bribery Scandal

    Two Stanford University students filed a federal lawsuit seeking class-action status against the universities named in the college admissions scheme, saying their admissions process was “warped and rigged by fraud.” Students Erica Olsen and Kalea Woods allege in part negligence, unfair competition and violations of consumer law, according to the suit filed Wednesday in US District Court for the Northern District of California. The lawsuit asks for a variety of relief, including compensatory and punitive damages, restitution and other relief […]

  • Lori Loughlin attends the 2018 Hallmark Channel Summer TCA at a private residence on July 26, 2018 in Beverly Hills. (Credit: Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)

    Lori Loughlin Loses Starring Roles on Hallmark Channel After Alleged College Admissions Bribery

    The Hallmark Channel cut ties Thursday with favored star Lori Loughlin, a day after her arrest in a college admissions scam put the family-friendly network and extended Hallmark brand in uncomfortable proximity to a national scandal. “We are saddened by the recent allegations surrounding the college admissions process,” Hallmark Cards Inc., parent company of the Crown Media Family Networks group that includes the Hallmark Channel, said in a statement. “We are no longer working with Lori Loughlin” and have stopped […]

  • Olivia Jade Giannulli introduced her Sephora palette in a video posted to her YouTube channel in December.

    Sephora Ends Partnership With Lori Loughlin’s Daughter Olivia Jade in Wake of College Admissions Scandal

    Sephora has dropped its partnership with social media influencer Olivia Jade Giannulli after her mother, actress Lori Loughlin, was among dozens charged in a nationwide college admissions scheme this week. “After careful review of recent developments, we have made the decision to end the Sephora Collection partnership with Olivia Jade, effective immediately,” the company said in an emailed statement to KTLA on Thursday. A search of Sephora’s website Thursday morning revealed the company no longer carried the highlighter palette, which […]

  • A driver puts chains on his vehicle during a snow storm. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    Heavy Mountain Snow Blankets Local Resorts; Prompts School Closures

    Southern California’s local mountains and resorts are getting another blanketing of snow Tuesday morning, prompting several schools to close for the day. Forecasters are calling for 12 to 18 inches of snow to fall above the 5,000 foot mark. Lighter amounts of snow are possible all the way down to about 4,000 feet, according to the National Weather Service. Schools closed Students in the Bear Valley Unified School District were allowed to stay home due to the heavy snowfall Tuesday. […]

  • LAPD Examining Security Cameras for Footage of Assailants Wanted in Slaying of USC Music Student

    Authorities said the killing of a USC music student near campus Sunday morning appears to be a random robbery. Victor McElhaney, who was studying at USC’s Thornton School of Music, was fatally shot at the corner of Maple Avenue and Adams Boulevard shortly after midnight. Los Angeles Police Capt. Billy Hayes, who oversees the Robbery Homicide Division, said Monday that the robbery occurred outside a busy strip mall area and involved at least three suspects. Detectives are examining any nearby […]

  • R. Kelly is seen in an undated booking photo. (Credit: Chicago Police Department via CNN)

    Accusers, Their Families Respond After R. Kelly — Jailed Over Unpaid Child Support — Denies Allegations

    Watching R. Kelly’s behavior in a CBS interview evoked an emotional response from some of the women who have alleged that the singer abused them. That was the focus of a “CBS This Morning” report Friday that followed Gayle King’s explosive interview this week with Kelly. The singer became the subject of renewed interest in sexual misconduct allegations after Lifetime aired the “Surviving R. Kelly” docuseries in January with some of the alleged victims and their families. Kelly, 52, has […]

  • Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Will Open at Disneyland on May 31

    The much-anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open at Disneyland on May 31, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced on Thursday. Iger made the announcement during the company’s annual shareholder meeting in St. Louis. “On opening day for phase one, you’ll be able to live your own Star Wars story and take the controls of the most famous ship in the galaxy aboard Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, sample amazing galactic food and beverages, explore an intriguing collection of merchant shops and more,” Disney […]

  • Drivers splash down Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu on March 6, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    SoCal Storm: PCH Shuts Down in Huntington Beach; Scattered Showers Likely to Continue

    Crews blocked a stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway in Orange County as a storm drenched Southern California on Wednesday. The shutdown happened just as flash flood watches in parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties expired at 11 a.m. The National Weather Service said while the advisory has been lifted, “scattered showers with brief heavy downpours will likely continue through the afternoon.” Forecasters were concerned about thunderstorms, with up to an inch of rain per hour possible. Traffic As […]

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