Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1952 and a CBS-affiliated television station, KGMB – Hawaii News Now serves Honolulu, Hawaii, and the surrounding area. hawaiinewsnow.com is the associated website for the TV news station that provides local and national news and sports, weather, traffic, and entertainment.
Funded by / Ownership
KGMB – Hawaii News Now is owned by Gray Television, which operates 145 stations across the USA. Sponsored content and advertising generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, KGMB – Hawaii News Now provides news coverage for Honolulu, Hawaii, and the surrounding areas. Local news is covered by reporters with minimal bias and often has video provided by the TV station: Man sentenced in 2021 Waikiki stabbing that left visitor dead. The national news is provided through other Gray Television affiliates and the Associated Press. International news generally comes from CNN and the Associated Press.
Editorially, KGMB – Hawaii News Now does not offer an opinion page. In general, they report news factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate KGMB – Hawaii News Now Least Biased based on minimally loaded language and minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 12/14/2022)
Last Updated on December 14, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check