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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

Dragon Sculpture now stands outside Chico home

An impressive new sculpture outside a Chico area home has passersby turning their heads for a better look. It's a huge dragon that resembles something out of a "Transformers" movie.

Former North State assemblyman and KHSL anchor Stan Statham has died

Retired North State assemblyman Stan Statham has died at the age of 81.

Couple performing "mini-concerts" to Chico locals

The Bidwells perform personalized mini-concerts outside of people's homes.

Fallen tree branch damages cars, injures woman

A large tree branch damaged cars and injured a woman in Downtown Chico on July 28.

California Budget includes critical funding promised to the Paradise Irrigation District

The $202 billion budget signed by Governor Gavin Newsom Monday evening includes the $7.3 million dollars promised to the Paradise Irrigation District to help sustain it following the devastating Camp Fire.

Colusa County hit-and-run suspect arrested for attempted murder

A man wanted in a hit and run crash in Princeton has been arrested, Crash suspect charged with attempted murder. Officials with the CHP said that 33-year old Raymond Zapien of Princeton was arrested in Yuba city.

No new Coronavirus cases reported in Butte County Jail following exposure to inmate who tested positive

Butte County Sheriff's Department Community Relations Coordinator Megan McMann told Action News Now Friday that 26 inmates were tested twice, after being exposed to an inmate who tested positive for the virus in late May.

Sycamore Pool in Chico's Bidwell Park to reopen Saturday

Sycamore Pool in Chico's One Mile Recreation Area will officially open for the summer swim season Saturday, June 13, 2020.

Palermo 4-H Member wins Best of Show in Statewide Competition

A member of the Palermo 4-h Club earned top honors at California's 4-H State Field Day. Taylor Ludwig's welding photo was picked for Best of Show from among 160 entries.

Bell Plaza Project in Downtown Redding to move forward

Temporary fencing will go up around the historic Bell Rooms property before the start of construction.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 786168

Reported Deaths: 15016
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2607976353
Riverside566811153
San Bernardino52471908
Orange520631128
San Diego44577760
Kern31379354
Fresno27668355
Sacramento21297375
Alameda20558374
Santa Clara20410296
San Joaquin19793414
Stanislaus16319335
Contra Costa15837199
Tulare15599256
Ventura12328143
Imperial11558314
San Francisco1074599
San Mateo9522143
Monterey946767
Santa Barbara8862110
Merced8750134
Kings728377
Sonoma7060114
Marin6557112
Solano608555
Madera429658
Placer346641
San Luis Obispo336927
Butte274835
Yolo274754
Santa Cruz22188
Sutter164210
Napa161413
San Benito130111
Yuba11187
El Dorado10684
Mendocino84918
Lassen7310
Shasta68714
Glenn5503
Colusa5096
Nevada5066
Tehama4984
Humboldt4826
Lake46510
Calaveras31114
Amador28616
Tuolumne2214
Inyo18714
Mono1652
Siskiyou1610
Del Norte1361
Mariposa752
Plumas490
Modoc240
Trinity150
Sierra60
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Few Clouds
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Oroville
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Paradise
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Chester
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Red Bluff
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Willows
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Air quality has worsened for most of northern California as a lot of smoke from our area fires as settled over the valleys and foothills. We can expect more hazy, smoky sunshine on Tuesday with light to moderate breezes as autumn begins.
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