L.A. Native Steve Kozak
has been one of the industry's top clip producers for over 20 years. Starting in local news, Steve joined "Hard Copy" as an
assignment editor where he spent three years before being recruited to its
spin-off series, "Real TV", where he spent an additional four years
as its Domestic News Editor. He then joined "Whose Line is it
Anyway?" where he produced their "News Flash / Green Screen"
segment for three seasons. After several stints as a segment producer
("You Gotta See This", "Whacked Out Sports" and Dick
Clark's "Bloopers" franchise), he began a 10-year run at "The Tonight
Show with Jay Leno" as a Clip Producer, where he supervised all of the show's clearance, and procured footage for the
monologue and comedy segments, as well as "Before They Were Famous"
clips for the show's guests. He also co-created the show's highly-popular
"Dealing with the Public" segment, for which he was honored by
the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) for "Educating the
American Public through Humor". After Jay Leno's retirement in February 2014, he stayed on with "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" as a consultant through April, when he was offered a full-time position at "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", where he currently serves as Director of Research and Clearances.
Steve lives in Santa Clarita with his wife and seven children.