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 1953 and a CBS-affiliated television station, KOLD News 13 serves Tucson, Arizona, and the surrounding area. kold.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
KOLD News 13 is owned by Gray Television, which operates 145 stations across the USA. Sponsored content and advertising generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, KOLD News 13 provides news coverage for Tucson, Arizona, and the surrounding areas. Local news is covered through reporters with minimal bias and often has video provided by the TV station: Woman struck by vehicle at shooting scene dies days later. 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, KOLD News 13 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 KOLD News 13 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 09/21/2021)
Last Updated on May 30, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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