Founded in 1949, KDKA is a CBS-owned and operated television station licensed to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. The official website for the TV station is cbsnews.com/pittsburgh/, which covers news, sports, weather, crime, and lifestyle for the greater Pittsburgh area.
Funded by / Ownership
KDKA – CBS Pittsburgh is owned by ViacomCBS, which operates dozens of TV stations in the USA. Advertising and sponsored content generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the CBS Pittsburgh website publishes sports, entertainment, lifestyle, and local news for the greater Pittsburgh region. Local news articles and headlines use minimal emotionally loaded wording such as this: Two Local School Districts Allowing Fans To Attend Football Games. A video accompanies most stories from the TV station. National news stories are published by other CBS affiliates and the Associated Press.
Editorially, CBS Pittsburgh does not publish op-eds; however, they report on politics slightly favoring the left, such as this Gov. Tom Wolf Urges Lawmakers To Pass Paid Sick Leave Legislation. Most importantly, the reporters deliver political news with little opinion interjected. In general, CBS Pittsburgh reports news factually and with a slight left-leaning bias in story selection.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate KDKA – CBS Pittsburgh Left-Center Biased based on story selection that slightly favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 9/18/2020) Updated (06/08/2022)
Last Updated on June 8, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check