Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1954, KMOV is a CBS–affiliated television station and website located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. KMOV.com provides news, sports, weather, crime, and lifestyle for the St. Louis, Missouri region.
Funded by / Ownership
is owned by Gray Television, which operates 145 stations across the USA. Sponsored content and advertising generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, local news is handled by reporters covering crime, sports, weather, traffic, and lifestyle. There is minimal use of loaded language as evidenced by this, St. Louis police wrack up $14M in overtime, audit finds. National and international news is often handled by other Gray properties and the Associated Press.
Editorially, KMOV does not offer opinion pieces; however, they report on politics in a mostly neutral tone, such as this Trump announces SCOTUS pick. In general, news reporting is factual with minimal editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate KMOV.com Least Biased based on minimal editorializing of stories. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 3/6/2017) Updated (02/18/2022)
Last Updated on February 18, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check