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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.

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lindawb@actionnewsnow.com

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

California Budget includes critical funding promised to the Paradise Irrigation District

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.

Colusa County hit-and-run suspect arrested for attempted murder

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.

No new Coronavirus cases reported in Butte County Jail following exposure to inmate who tested positive

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 Bidwell Park to reopen Saturday

Sycamore Pool in Chico's One Mile Recreation Area will officially open for the summer swim season Saturday, June 13, 2020.

Palermo 4-H Member wins Best of Show in Statewide Competition

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.

Bell Plaza Project in Downtown Redding to move forward

Temporary fencing will go up around the historic Bell Rooms property before the start of construction.

North-South Water Transfer Lawsuit Filed

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.

Chico students take part in Mock Trial with Butte County Superior Court

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.

Chico Jr. Livestock Auction is Underway, to help make up for cancelation of the 2020 Silver Dollar Fair

The 2020 Silver Dollar Fair in Chico is canceled, but the Junior Livestock Auction is happening anyway. In fact, it's already underway.

Pleasant Valley High students win regional award in mental health film contest

Even with the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, students are finding a way to shine.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 292560

Reported Deaths: 6718
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Los Angeles1232563643
Riverside21957515
Orange20225376
San Diego17842406
San Bernardino16586293
Imperial7464125
Fresno728184
Alameda7245142
San Joaquin581761
Kern575987
Santa Clara5552165
Tulare5298148
Sacramento477678
Contra Costa424186
San Francisco407150
Ventura385850
Santa Barbara380830
San Mateo3743111
Marin323226
Stanislaus300450
Kings282338
Monterey227017
Solano192227
Merced162311
Sonoma148714
Placer97011
Madera8578
San Luis Obispo8453
Yolo76028
Santa Cruz5033
Napa4534
Sutter3234
San Benito3042
Butte2954
El Dorado2800
Lassen2670
Shasta1715
Humboldt1574
Nevada1551
Yuba1543
Glenn1530
Lake1001
Colusa980
Mendocino980
Tehama981
Calaveras610
Del Norte580
Tuolumne580
Mono491
Amador350
Inyo341
Siskiyou330
Mariposa311
Plumas150
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Trinity20
Sierra10
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