Linda Watkins-Bennett

Linda produces and anchors Action News Now at Noon, and is also the producer of Action News Now at 6 p.m. on CBS 12 and NBC 24.

Title: Anchor
lindawb@actionnewsnow.com

Linda Watkins-Bennett is a native Chicoan who has been honored by the "You Know You're From Chico When..." group as an "Official Chico Icon". She brings an "insider's" perspective to our news coverage.

Linda produces and anchors Action News Now at Noon, and is also the producer of Action News Now at 6 p.m. on CBS 12 and NBC 24. She is an award winning journalist, who has been reporting North State news for more than 25 years.

A graduate of CSU, Chico Linda promotes and regularly participates in community activities. She speaks at career days and service club meetings, judges parades and contests, serves on scholarship committees and emcees important events. Linda has helped to raise money for the 13th District PTA, the former Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butte County and Easter Seals of Northern California.

She has been recognized for her work by the California Farm Bureau, the Farm Bureaus of Butte and Tehama Counties, the Tehama County Cattlemen's Association, Passages Adult Resource Center, the Chico Shrine Club, Corning Exchange Club, Chico Economic Planning Corporation, The Chico Community Coalition and the late Cal Worthington...for support of the Glenn Medical Foundation's "Splendor in the Valley" Benefit.

When she's not at work Linda enjoys spending time with her husband and son, as well as movies, music, art and gardening.

If you have a story idea for Linda you can send her a message on Facebook.

Recent Posts by Linda Watkins-Bennett

Covid-19 Curfew protested in Downtown Chico

Protesters took to the streets of Downtown Chico, to demonstrate against Gov. Gavin Newsom's new COVID-19 curfew.

EnloeAnywhere Telehealth

Click the link below to learn more about the EnloeAnywhere Telehealth program.

CHS Panther volleyball player signs with Yavapai College

A standout volleyball player at Chico High School signed to play at the next level Friday.

Governor appoints new judge to Butte County Superior Court

Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed a new Judge to serve in the Butte County Superior Court.

City of Chico Assistant City Manager Chris Constantin to leave for new job

Chico's Assistant City Manager is moving on.

Focus Film Festival

Free Virtual Film Festival and discussion with Filmmaker November 15th.

New Hemp Ordinance approved by Butte County Supervisors

Butte County Supervisors gave final approval Tuesday to a new ordinance governing hemp production.

Veterans Plant Giveaway planned for Veterans Day

The Veterans Garden Project is offering a free plant giveaway to Veterans and their families.

Chico High Student tests positive for COVID-19

A Chico High School student tested positive for Coronavirus.

Butte County Industrial Hemp Ordinance advances

Butte County could have an Industrial Hemp Ordinance in place by the end of the year.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1160940

Reported Deaths: 18968
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles3783237543
San Bernardino884531129
Riverside836851434
San Diego75305988
Orange731521559
Kern39721447
Fresno37021477
Sacramento35143557
Santa Clara32049470
Alameda28225502
San Joaquin25318504
Contra Costa23146258
Stanislaus21145422
Tulare20352305
Ventura18637175
Imperial15725356
San Francisco14874160
Monterey14354116
San Mateo13707170
Sonoma11712157
Merced11460179
Santa Barbara11166135
Kings1035987
Solano1003681
Marin7621129
Placer622468
Madera604785
San Luis Obispo588535
Shasta460147
Yolo447674
Santa Cruz413228
Butte381259
Sutter305715
Napa290417
El Dorado20914
Yuba194810
San Benito178416
Lassen17153
Tehama156525
Mendocino146822
Nevada11639
Glenn8837
Lake87719
Tuolumne8738
Humboldt8199
Colusa6826
Siskiyou5822
Mono5093
Amador47016
Calaveras46622
Del Norte2981
Inyo28316
Plumas1920
Trinity1360
Mariposa1242
Modoc1190
Alpine470
Sierra190
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A cold front has moved over northern California on this day before Thanksgiving, and it brought light rain and snow showers to the higher terrain, gusty wind and cooler air for all. Thanksgiving will still be breezy, but also mild and pleasant.
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