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.
Young Artists asked to design BCSO badge.
Meals being distributed curbside in Chico and Paradise.
A long-time director and volunteer with the Red Bluff Round-Up rodeo has died.
Marysville Police arrested two Yuba City men for conspiracy to commit bank robbery and other felonies.
Event to raise money for Pleasant Valley High School music programs.
Bareroot trees to be sold in Chico Saturday for school fundraiser.
Symphony to showcase Saint-Saens and a new generation of classical music artists. in "Pulling Out the Stops".
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.