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.
A police pursuit ended in a head-on crash west of Yuba City Thursday.
Evacuations have been lifted for he Horse Fire in Happy Valley and the fire has been contained.
Chef Ann Leon competes against other chefs known for helping their communities.
For more information on the academy's recommendations, including guidelines for older kids, visit healthychildren.org.
Paradise Town Councilman Steve Crowder provided an update on debris removal and upcoming community meetings after the Camp Fire. Tune in to this segment every Wednesday on Action News Now at noon.
The 2019 Wildflower Music Festival is Saturday, May 4th, from 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Planned for Saturday, Ap[ril 27th at the Chico Women's Club.
Town of Paradise officials provided an update on the debris removal process after the Camp Fire, as well as upcoming community meetings. Tune in to this segment every Wednesday on Action News Now at noon.
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.