These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate KCCI Least Biased based on story selection with minimally biased editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1955, KCCI is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Des Moines, Iowa, United States. The associated website covering news, sports, weather, and crime is kcci.com.
Funded by / Ownership
KCCI is owned by Hearst Communications, which owns newspapers, magazines, television channels, and television stations, including the San Francisco Chronicle, the Houston Chronicle, and Esquire. According to Open Secrets, Hearst has donated 75% to Republican candidates and causes in 2020. Revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, KCCI.com reports on news, crime, sports, weather, and entertainment for the greater Des Moines, Iowa area. Local news is covered through reporters with minimal bias in wording such as this Developing: Doug Jensen no longer listed as Polk County Jail inmate. Most stories are accompanied by a video from the TV station. National news is typically covered by CNN, Associated Press, and other Hearst affiliates.
Editorially, KCCI.com has a section dedicated to editorials that are not overtly biased. They also report on national politics with minimal bias as the primary source is usually the Associated Press. In general, the news is reported factually with minimal editorializing.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate KCCI Least Biased based on story selection with minimally biased editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 01/27/2021)