Brandon Benitez

Brandon is sports reporter for Action News Now.

Title: Sports reporter
bbenitez@actionnewsnow.com

Brandon Benitez joined the Action News now family in August 2019 as the Sports Reporter.

He comes from Los Angeles where he worked in sports production at KCBS. Brandon graduated from California State University, Northridge in 2018 with a Bachelor’s in Journalism emphasizing in broadcast.

Brandon loves playing basketball, soccer, being outdoors, and talking about every sport you can think of.

Brandon’s always looking to cover sports in the North State so he’d love to hear what’s new in the community.

Recent Posts by Brandon Benitez

Spring football begins for some high schools bringing controversy

The governing body of California high school athletics allowed districts to decide when athletics can resume. While some were given the green to return now, rival schools in different counties, are growing frustrated still on the sidelines.

Future of CCAA sports remains uncertain

The NCAA division one council recently voted to allow voluntary on-campus athletic activity for some fall and winter sports. With the coronavirus pandemic still looming, what about division two schools like Chico State?

PID recovery projects lose funding

The state's recent budget cut plans include reverting money from Paradise Irrigation District's recovery projects from the Camp Fire.

Los Molinos High School hosts unique signing day

Los Molinos High School hosted a signing day for five student-athletes on Wednesday.

Oroville standoff ends after man barricades himself in motel room

A standoff in Oroville lasting close to five hours ends in the arrest of a wanted man.

Chico State gives students coronavirus relief aid

Chico State received ten million dollars to help students cope with the coronavirus pandemic

Yuba Sutter Mall becomes first mall in California to reopen during pandemic

With support from Yuba and Sutter County governments, the Yuba Sutter Mall became the first mall in the state to reopen to the public.

Oroville repairman commemorates lost loved one through mask making

Don Bartlett is a Camp Fire survivor, but his stepbrother was one of the 85 who didn't. Now, during the coronavirus pandemic, Bartlett commemorates his lost loved one in a special way.

Special signing day for DI bound student-athlete

From Las Plumas to Sierra College now to Morehead, Kentucky. Blake Friese is about to embark on a new chapter thanks to football.

Lake Oroville set to be closed in statewide park shutdown

Lake Oroville joins a list of other California parks that will be shutdown starting May 1st, 2020.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 117215

Reported Deaths: 4305
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Riverside8155342
San Diego7554269
Orange6574150
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Alameda351597
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Tulare200489
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Kings11375
San Joaquin98235
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Monterey57110
Sonoma5664
Solano54622
Marin50115
Merced3017
San Luis Obispo2781
Placer2289
Santa Cruz2172
Yolo21324
Madera1143
Napa1133
Humboldt1023
El Dorado960
San Benito882
Butte511
Sutter462
Del Norte460
Nevada421
Shasta394
Mono371
Mendocino300
Yuba301
Lake260
Inyo201
Glenn170
Mariposa161
Calaveras150
Amador100
Siskiyou80
Colusa70
Lassen50
Tehama51
Plumas40
Tuolumne40
Alpine20
Sierra10
Trinity10
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