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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.

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3 Hospitalized After Car Chase Ends In Head-On Crash In Santa Ana

Three people were hospitalized following a police pursuit that ended in a head-on crash.


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Quarter-Millionaire Serial Killer? Accused Salon Shooter Reveals Finances, But No Motive

A civil attorney said Scott Dekraai was forthcoming about his cash holdings, but silent on why he allegedly killed 8 people last year.

CBS Los Angeles–02/29/2012

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OC Sex Addiction Expert Blasts Ad With Model ‘Having Sex With A Hamburger’

A Christian sex addition expert wants Carl’s Jr. to pull the racy ad featuring Kate Upton suggestively interacting with a Southwest patty melt.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–02/28/2012

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Man Says Goodbye And Good Cluck To His Pets, ‘The Goldenrod 6′

A Corona del Mar man is saying goodbye to six pet chickens this weekend after losing his fight with city hall.


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Feds Crack Down On Rhino Horn Smuggling Ring

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.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–02/23/2012

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Missing Mentally Ill OC Man Found, Thrown Back In Jail On Meth, Robbery Charges

Matthew Hoff is no longer missing after his mother Jennifer warned that he may pose a danger to himself or the public.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–02/23/2012

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Prosecutors: Women Preyed On OC Vietnamese Community In $2M Scam

Two Southland women are accused of cheating their clients in Orange County out of $2 million in a fraudulent real estate investment scheme.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–02/22/2012

Matthew Hoff (courtesy Hoff family)

Mom Pleads For Help In Finding Mentally Disturbed Son After Release From OC Jail

Jennifer Hoff asked for the public’s help in finding her son after he was released from prison without notifying his parents.

CBS Los Angeles–02/21/2012

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Family Of Toddler Killed In OC Hit-And-Run Pleads For Driver To Surrender

The grandmother and sister of 3-year-old Miranda Palacios asked for the driver responsible for her death to surrender to police.

CBS Los Angeles–02/17/2012

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Corona Del Mar Man With 6 Pet Chickens Told To Send ‘Ladies’ Packing

How many chickens in one Orange County backyard is too many?

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–02/16/2012

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OC Girl, 13, Forgives Driver After Alleged Hit-And-Run In Santa Ana

Arif Sattar may have to face justice after his arrest on suspicion of hit-and-run driving, but he won’t have to worry about asking his victim for forgiveness.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–02/15/2012

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Got Any Ideas? Roman Catholic Diocese Asks Public To Rename Crystal Cathedral

If you’ve ever wanted the chance to name a church, this could be the answer to your prayers.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–02/08/2012

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OC Firm To Cut Supplies Of ‘Lap-Band’ Weight Loss Device After Patient Deaths

You won’t be hearing the ubiquitous jingle for the popular “Lap Band” and 1-800-GET-THIN weight loss advertisements any more.

CBS Los Angeles–02/03/2012

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OC Judge Refuses Locked-Out Official’s Plea To Return To Work

An Orange County judge on Monday denied a request to issue an emergency order that would allow an ousted county official to return to work.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–01/30/2012

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Former Police Cadet Arrested On Rape Charges

A Brinks employee and former police academy cadet is facing several rape-related charges.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–01/25/2012