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 wife of an Oceanside police chief who was convicted for firing a gun from her Cypress home was hospitalized on Monday.
An Orange County husband and wife have been charged with conspiracy after allegedly planting drugs in a car belonging to an elementary school volunteer.
Federal authorities say three Southern California men have been indicted for allegedly running a scam involving short sales that caused more than $10 million in losses.
The owner of a bar in Fullerton where a fatal confrontation between police officers and a homeless man denied allegations on Tuesday that a false police report was filed from his bar.
An Orange County man who said he heard demons is headed for prison for attacking a woman in her San Clemente home.
A Cadillac dealership in Laguna Niguel is the latest victim in a string of burglaries apparently targeted at seats in sport utility vehicles.
Richard Vu Nguyen of Garden Grove is accused of kicking his disabled roommate in the head and torso while she was in her bed.
An Orange County lawmaker wants to replace the aging reactor with newer technology after leaky tubes forced an extended shutdown.
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.9 has shaken the Orange County area of Southern California. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake occurred at 10:37 a.m. Monday and was centered 1 mile west of San Juan Capistrano.
The Honda Center in Anaheim is attracting big crowds and big bucks.
72-year-old Sid Landau will have his day in court to prove he no longer poses a threat as a sexually violent predator.
Police officers in Santa Ana have finally been recognized for their service from over 20 years ago.
Orange County tourism is generating billions of dollars in revenue. And as KNX 1070’s Mike Landa reports, the city of Anaheim is playing a major role.
An Orange County man posing as a spiritual healer was behind bars Thursday on charges of sexual assault.
A Tustin man who once claimed to be the future king of England will likely spend the rest of his life in a mental institution after a jury declared him insane.