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.
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.
The Promotion of Animal Welfare Society brings back its "People for Pets Party" fundraiser on Saturday, November 23rd from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
A reported threat of violence brought law enforcement to the campus of Central Middle School in Oroville Monday.
The Downtown Chico Business Association celebrated a number of successes at its annual membership meeting on Nov. 15.
Butte Hospice is hosting an educational presentation on the "5 Wishes" document for advanced care planning on Wednesday, November 20th in Chico.
Oroville Police will soon add a new K-9 officer to the force.
The California Highway Patrol has named one of the two drivers killed in a head-on crash near the Sutter-Buttes, in Sutter County.
Four Chicoans will be honored as Women of Distinction Saturday by the Chico Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW).
United Way of Northern California is teaming up with Target to host a "ThanksGiving Back" shopping event for children impacted by the Camp Fire.
Habitat for Humanity Butte County received a big financial boost Wednesday from local realtors.
Police arrested an Anderson man on felony DUI charges after a crash Tuesday evening at Stingy Lane and Balls Ferry Road.