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.
Action News Now Reporter Spencer Joseph learns a lesson from Rodeo Clown J.J. Harrison.
Friday marked the third of four visits from Cal Poly San Louis Obispo students working on a semester-long project.
Town residents are encouraged to attend meetings and weigh-in on survey.
Hosted by the Chico Arts and Culture Foundation at the Museum of Northern California Art.
Celebrating Butte Strong and Chico Founder John Bidwell's 200th birthday.
Kick off celebration to 14th annual Paradise Chocolate Fest is May 11th with Gala Benefit Dinner at Gold Country Casino Resort.
April 6th is California Drowsy Driving Awareness Day.
"Paradise" the bear is now being nursed back to health at Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Tahoe.
Annual fundraiser for the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropolgy at CSU,, Chico is Sunday, April 7th.
Popular event is largest fundraiser for the charter school each year.