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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.

Former Lit guitarist Jeremy Popoff (L) is seen here performing in 2006 with his brother A. Jay Popoff during the Extreme Thing Festival at Desert Breeze Park  in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Fullerton Bar Owner Denies False Report Led To Homeless Man’s Death

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.


Jonathan Ashton Aikin (courtesy OC Sheriff's Dept.)

Man Who Heard Demons During OC Home Invasion Sentenced To Prison

An Orange County man who said he heard demons is headed for prison for attacking a woman in her San Clemente home.


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Burglars Hit OC Cadillac Dealership To Cash In On SUV Seats

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 (courtesy OC District Attorney's office)

OC Man Allegedly Assaulted Female Roommate With Down Syndrome

Richard Vu Nguyen of Garden Grove is accused of kicking his disabled roommate in the head and torso while she was in her bed.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–05/31/2012

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Rohrabacher Declares San Onofre Safe, Calls For Moratorium On New Reactors

An Orange County lawmaker wants to replace the aging reactor with newer technology after leaky tubes forced an extended shutdown.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–05/04/2012

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3.9-Magnitude Quake Rattles San Juan Capistrano

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.


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KNX On Your Corner: Honda Center

The Honda Center in Anaheim is attracting big crowds and big bucks.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–04/20/2012

Sid Landau (FILE/CBS)

2-Time Sex Offender, 72, To Ask Court For Change In ‘Predator’ Status

72-year-old Sid Landau will have his day in court to prove he no longer poses a threat as a sexually violent predator.

CBS Los Angeles–04/20/2012

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LAPD Chief Honors Santa Ana Officers For Service During LA Riots

Police officers in Santa Ana have finally been recognized for their service from over 20 years ago.

CBS Los Angeles–04/20/2012

KNX On Your Corner

KNX On Your Corner: Tourism Dollars

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.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–04/20/2012

Alberto Flores Ramirez (credit: Santa Ana PD)

Police: OC ‘Healer’ Arrested On Rape Charges After Ritual With Raw Egg

An Orange County man posing as a spiritual healer was behind bars Thursday on charges of sexual assault.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–04/12/2012

Craig Christopher Rolle (courtesy Orange County District Attorney's office)

‘Prince Of Wales’ Declared Insane After Stabbing Tustin Stepmom 67 Times

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.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–03/29/2012

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‘Am I Next’? Anaheim Residents Outraged Over Latest Police Shooting

Hundreds of Anaheim residents are demanding answers after the fourth fatal police shooting in the last three months.

CBS Los Angeles–03/21/2012

Itzcoatl Ocampo (credit: CBS)

Attorney: Ocampo Slammed Head On Jail Toilet To Stop Hearing Voices

The lawyer for Iraq war veteran Itzcoatl “Izzy” Ocampo said his client has a giant welt after he slammed his head on a jail toilet.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–03/09/2012


Costa Mesa CEO: Jump In OT Pay Cheaper Than Hiring More Police, Firefighters

As the city tries to reign in spending, new data shows the paychecks of police officers and firefighters ballooned in 2011.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–03/08/2012