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.
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.
Hundreds of Anaheim residents are demanding answers after the fourth fatal police shooting in the last three months.
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.
As the city tries to reign in spending, new data shows the paychecks of police officers and firefighters ballooned in 2011.
Three people were hospitalized following a police pursuit that ended in a head-on crash.
A civil attorney said Scott Dekraai was forthcoming about his cash holdings, but silent on why he allegedly killed 8 people last year.
A Christian sex addition expert wants Carl’s Jr. to pull the racy ad featuring Kate Upton suggestively interacting with a Southwest patty melt.
A Corona del Mar man is saying goodbye to six pet chickens this weekend after losing his fight with city hall.
Federal wildlife investigators say they’ve broken up an international smuggling ring that trafficked in sawed-off rhinoceros horns for buyers in Vietnam and China who believe they cure cancer.
Matthew Hoff is no longer missing after his mother Jennifer warned that he may pose a danger to himself or the public.
Two Southland women are accused of cheating their clients in Orange County out of $2 million in a fraudulent real estate investment scheme.
Jennifer Hoff asked for the public’s help in finding her son after he was released from prison without notifying his parents.
The grandmother and sister of 3-year-old Miranda Palacios asked for the driver responsible for her death to surrender to police.
How many chickens in one Orange County backyard is too many?