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
  • Steve Kuzj Tries Sweet and Savory Treats at More Than Waffles in Encino

    Steve Kuzj points out that there are plenty of breakfast spots in L.A., but when it comes to the most important meal of the day: “Do you want something that just fills the empty void inside your stomach, or do you want something that fills your soul?” Steve thinks that More Than Waffles does the latter. Co-owners Ika Dekel and Greg Taft met while working at this popular Encino breakfast spot and eventually got married. Greg grew up going to […]

  • Supreme Court Justice John Roberts (center rear) is escorted to the US Senate Chamber by Senators Lindsey Graham (left), Roy Blunt (2nd left) and Patrick Leahy at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan 16, 2020. (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

    As Trump Impeachment Trial Begins, Senators Are Sworn in as Jurors Under Oath of ‘Impartial Justice’

    The U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with quiet ceremony Thursday — senators standing at their desks to swear an oath of “impartial justice” as jurors, House prosecutors formally reciting the charges and Chief Justice John Roberts presiding. The trial, only the third such undertaking in American history, is unfolding at the start of the election year, a time of deep political division in the nation. Four of the senators sitting in judgment on Trump are running for […]

  • Disneyland’s New Ride Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Opens January 17th

    Steve Kuzj got to preview the new “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance” ride at Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge ahead of the attraction’s opening on Friday.

  • "Rise of the Resistance" opens at Disneyland on Jan. 17, 2020. (Credit: KTLA)

    Disneyland’s ‘Rise of the Resistance’ Ride Opens Friday; Here’s What You Need to Know Before You Go

    Disneyland’s latest attraction, “Rise of the Resistance,” is set to open in “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” this Friday. And if the demand for the ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida is any indication, thrillseekers should anticipate heading to the Anaheim theme park early to have a chance to experience it. The immersive attraction pits the heroic Resistance against the villainous First Order — and is “unlike anything” else at Disneyland, according to the resort’s website. An identical version of […]

  • Ontario police respond to a fatal shooting at the Visalia Apartments in Ontario on Jan. 14, 2020. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    2 Dead, 2 Detained in Shooting at Apartment Complex in Ontario

    Two men have been detained after a late-night shooting at an apartment complex in Ontario left two people dead, officials said Tuesday. Officers responded to a residential building on 3480 Fourth St. around 11:30 p.m. Monday after receiving a call about gunfire, according to the Ontario Police Department. Police descended on Vistara Apartments near Haven Avenue, not far from a number of restaurants and other retail businesses. Authorities said they arrived at the scene to find two men who had […]

  • A patient gets the influenza vaccine at a Manhattan pharmacy on Jan. 14, 2013, in New York City. (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Long Beach Reports 1st Flu-Related Death of the Season as 54 Deaths Confirmed Statewide

    Long Beach officials on Wednesday reported the first death associated with the flu this season, urging residents to get vaccinated as widespread influenza activity is seen in every county across state. The patient who died was a man younger than 50 years old and had “underlying health conditions,” according to a Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services news release. “This death is a serious reminder that flu can cause serious illness,” city Health Officer Anissa Davis said in […]

  • Rescue teams work amidst debris after a Ukrainian plane carrying 176 passengers crashed near Imam Khomeini airport in the Iranian capital Tehran early in the morning on January 8, 2020, killing everyone on board. (Credit: AFP via Getty Images)

    176 Victims of Iran Plane Crash Hailed From Around the World

    The 176 victims onboard the Ukraine International Airlines flight that crashed after takeoff from Tehran on Wednesday hailed from various countries. They included 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians, 11 Ukrainians, 10 Swedes, four Afghans, three Germans and three British nationals, according to a tweet from Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said 138 of the passengers were going to fly on to Canada, and that their connecting flight had arrived in Toronto with many seats empty. The […]

  • Rescue teams work amidst debris after a Ukrainian plane carrying 176 passengers crashed near Imam Khomeini airport in the Iranian capital Tehran early in the morning on Jan. 8, 2020, killing everyone on board. (Credit: AFP via Getty Images)

    Cause Under Investigation After Ukrainian Jet Crashes in Iran Shortly After Takeoff, Killing 176 on Board

    Investigators were scrambling Wednesday to determine the cause of a crash that killed all 176 people on board a plane that came down shortly after takeoff from Tehran’s international airport. The Boeing 737 jet, operated by Ukraine International Airlines, took off early on Wednesday en route to the Ukrainian capital Kiev with 167 passengers and nine crew on board. Earlier reports from Iranian state media had said 180 people were on board Flight PS752. Eighty-two Iranians, 63 Canadians, and 11 Ukrainians died in the […]

  • Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi holds a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, December 19, 2019. (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

    House to Introduce ‘War Power Resolution’ Aimed at Limiting Trump’s Iran Military Action

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday sent a letter to Democratic members of Congress announcing the House will introduce and vote on a “War Powers Resolution to limit the President’s military actions regarding Iran” amid rising tension. The resolution, Pelosi writes, “reasserts Congress’s long-established oversight responsibilities by mandating that if no further Congressional action is taken, the Administration’s military hostilities with regard to Iran cease within 30 days.” The letter comes as the US is deploying thousands of additional troops to the Middle […]

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