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

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

Chico Interfaith Council Camp Fire Remembrance Day

Moment of Silence lasting 85 seconds for 85 people who died in the Camp Fire to be observed at 11:08 a.m. on November 8, 2019.

Professional Clothing Donation Drive

Allstate Insurance offices accepting donations for clients of Catalyst Domestic Violence Services in Chico.

Shasta Elementary School renovation is finally finished

After two years of work, the renovation at Shasta Elementary in Chico is finally complete. A ribbon-cutting celebration was held this week to mark the occasion.

Chico Cat Coalition to host "Moonlight Meows"

Annual fundraiser for the Chico Cat Coalition takes place Saturday, October 26th.

Dia del Campesino celebration is Sunday

The 29th Annual Dia del Campesino (Farmworker's Day) Celebration takes place Sunday, October 13th, in Gridley's City Park.

Work begins on salmon habitat projects

A major fish restoration project is underway on private property near Cottonwood.

State Theatre Marquee Lighting

Power or no power, the lights on the newly restored marquee on the historic State Theatre on Myers Street in Downtown Oroville will be switched on Wednesday evening, October 9th.

2 killed in stolen car crash

A police pursuit ended in a head-on crash west of Yuba City Thursday.

CAL FIRE says Happy Valley's Horse Fire contained at 30 acres

Evacuations have been lifted for he Horse Fire in Happy Valley and the fire has been contained.

Chico Chef competes on Guy Fieri's Grocery Games

Chef Ann Leon competes against other chefs known for helping their communities.

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