Mike 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.
The city of Santa Ana is taking a page from the past as it launches a 21st century light rail project.
Santa Ana has a cultural secret.
A popular north Orange County mall is evolving into an upscale retail shopping destination.
Something special is happening in a north Orange County industrial park.
North Orange County has a major tourist attraction that has nothing to do with thrill rides.
The first Latina appointed president of any California State University campus will be inaugurated on Friday.
Like the rest of southern California, Orange County has the latest and greatest.
Volunteers are standing by to rescue seals and sea lions that get into trouble along the Orange County Coast.
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.
A bassist for the 1960s-era psychedelic rock band Iron Butterfly has died at the age of 70.
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.
A Santa Ana man on Friday faced false imprisonment and other charges for allegedly trying to kidnap a 10-year-old boy.
One of the most prominent universities in Orange County is about to expand to Irvine.
Lifeguards are warning beach-goers in Orange County to stay out of the water along one stretch of shoreline this Labor Day weekend.
The investigation was launched after an anonymous letter accusing clerk-recorder Tom Daly was sent to county officials.