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 $202 billion budget signed by Governor Gavin Newsom Monday evening includes the $7.3 million dollars promised to the Paradise Irrigation District to help sustain it following the devastating Camp Fire.
A man wanted in a hit and run crash in Princeton has been arrested, Crash suspect charged with attempted murder. Officials with the CHP said that 33-year old Raymond Zapien of Princeton was arrested in Yuba city.
Butte County Sheriff's Department Community Relations Coordinator Megan McMann told Action News Now Friday that 26 inmates were tested twice, after being exposed to an inmate who tested positive for the virus in late May.
Sycamore Pool in Chico's One Mile Recreation Area will officially open for the summer swim season Saturday, June 13, 2020.
A member of the Palermo 4-h Club earned top honors at California's 4-H State Field Day. Taylor Ludwig's welding photo was picked for Best of Show from among 160 entries.
Temporary fencing will go up around the historic Bell Rooms property before the start of construction.
A local non-profit is suing the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and a Southern California water district, over a long term water transfer program.
Fifth Grade students in Chico take part in a virtual mock trial at the Butte County Courthouse via Zoom after their field trip was canceled because of the Coronavirus.
The 2020 Silver Dollar Fair in Chico is canceled, but the Junior Livestock Auction is happening anyway. In fact, it's already underway.
Even with the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, students are finding a way to shine.
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