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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.

Title: Anchor
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

New Redding Chamber Tourism Director for Visit Redding

New Redding Chamber Tourism Director for Visit Redding

Honey Run Covered Bridge Association first annual golf tournament rescheduled

The proceeds of the first annual golf tournament will go to the reconstruction of the Honey Run Covered Bridge.

Highway 99/70 Projects Survey

Cal Trans wants feedback on future projects to improve travel on Hwy 99/70 between Butte and Sacramento Counties.

Patriotic Concerts in Oroville to feature restored Wurlitzer Theatre Organ

Excitement is building for the World Premier Concerts of the restored Wurlitzer Theatre Organ at the historic State Theatre in Oroville.

3rd Annual Broadband Summit

3rd Annual Broadband Summit

Chico Cemetery’s walking tours set for a return

The walking tours at the Chico Cemetery are more about the history and what made Chico what it is today.

First day of Paradise's Party in the Park will honor military heritage

The Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the Party in the Park event that is set to kick off on June 16.

Veterans encouraged to take part in Virtual Arts Cafe

The Museum of Northern California Art (MONCA) partnering with the Veterans Art Project to host a virtual Statewide Pop-Up Community Creative Arts Café.

Red Suspenders Day Parade is Saturday in Gridley

Gridley marks the 60th Anniversary of Red Suspenders Day this weekend after a one-year pandemic pause.

PG&E Wildfire Safety Webinar

PG&E Wildfire Safety Webinar

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Stronger winds and low humidity over dry fuels will result in very high fire danger across northern California Wednesday and Thursday. We'll be very hot Wednesday, but a welcome drop in high temperatures is ahead for Thursday. Smoke will continue to bring big impacts to our air quality over the next several days, and temperatures will heat back up from Friday into Saturday.
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