Mike Landa

mike landa Mike LandaMike Landa is KNX Newsradio’s Orange County Bureau Chief. For more than 30 years he has kept listeners informed about happenings in the OC.

He has covered storms, big fires, major crimes, the economy, politics and personal stories of the famous and not so famous. Landa was born and educated in Alhambra.

He graduated from California State L.A. He also did post graduate study at Cal State Fullerton where he taught broadcast journalism classes. Landa began his career with KNX in 1969, one year after the station adopted an all news format.

His collection of awards includes honors from the Greater Los Angeles Press Club, California Associated Press Television and Radio Association, DuPont Columbia University Award, US Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association Bill Farr Award for the KNX series “America’s Forgotten Heroes”, Seven Golden Mikes and two Merit Awards from the RTNDA for best Hard News Series and Best Documentary.

When not manning the KNX Orange County Bureau Mike Landa enjoys traveling with his wife Valerie, attempting to solve the mysteries of golf, photography and keeping up with current events on the web.

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KNX On Your Corner: Light Rail Project

The city of Santa Ana is taking a page from the past as it launches a 21st century light rail project.


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KNX On Your Corner: Bowers Museum

Santa Ana has a cultural secret.


Valentine's Day Date Ideas - Shopping Spree

KNX On Your Corner: Brea Mall

A popular north Orange County mall is evolving into an upscale retail shopping destination.



KNX On Your Corner: The Bruery

Something special is happening in a north Orange County industrial park.


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KNX On Your Corner: Nixon Library

North Orange County has a major tourist attraction that has nothing to do with thrill rides.


CSU Fullerton President Mildred Garcia is the first Latina to be appointed president of any California State University campus. (courtesy CSUF)

1st Latina CSU Prez Sworn In At Fullerton

The first Latina appointed president of any California State University campus will be inaugurated on Friday.


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KNX On Your Corner: Crystal Cove State Park

Like the rest of southern California, Orange County has the latest and greatest.


KNX On Your Corner

KNX On Your Corner: Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Volunteers are standing by to rescue seals and sea lions that get into trouble along the Orange County Coast.


Police found Adam Ulrich (l) hiding under several bales of hay stacks at an Ontario dairy farm. His accomplice, Joshua Peerman, was also spotted fleeing from a large pile of hay. (courtesy Ontario PD)

Auto Theft Suspects Found Hiding In Hay Bales At Ontario Farm

A pair of suspected car thieves were in custody Friday after a bizarre pursuit that ended after two of them were found hiding in hay bales at a Ontario dairy farm.


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Lee Dorman Of ‘Iron Butterfly’ Dies At Age 70

A bassist for the 1960s-era psychedelic rock band Iron Butterfly has died at the age of 70.


Juana Perez Valencia was convicted of second-degree murder and child assault causing death on Sept. 28. (credit: Orange County District Attorney's Office)

Anaheim Woman, 21, Sentenced To Prison For Killing Newborn Baby

An Anaheim woman was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison on Friday for killing her baby after giving birth in an Orange County restaurant where she worked.


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Police: OC Gang Member Tried To Grab Boy Going To Soccer Practice

A Santa Ana man on Friday faced false imprisonment and other charges for allegedly trying to kidnap a 10-year-old boy.


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Chapman U Set For $44M Expansion After Failed Crystal Cathedral Bid

One of the most prominent universities in Orange County is about to expand to Irvine.


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High Bacteria Levels Prompt Warning Signs At OC Beach

Lifeguards are warning beach-goers in Orange County to stay out of the water along one stretch of shoreline this Labor Day weekend.


Orange County Clerk-Recorder Tom Daly (credit: Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

OC Official, Ex-Anaheim Mayor Faces Sexual Misconduct Probe

The investigation was launched after an anonymous letter accusing clerk-recorder Tom Daly was sent to county officials.