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 1962 and an NBC-affiliated television station, KHNL – 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
KHNL – 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, KHNL – 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: Council approves $4B budget with big allocations for affordable housing, homeless outreach. The national news is provided through other Gray Television affiliates as well as the Associated Press. International news generally comes from CNN and the Associated Press.
Editorially, KHNL – 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 KHNL – 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 06/02/2022)
Last Updated on May 30, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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