These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate NBC Los Angeles – KNBC Left-Center Biased based on political coverage that slightly favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1947, NBC Los Angles – KNBC is an NBC owned-and-operated television station licensed to Los Angeles, California, United States, serving as the network’s West Coast flagship outlet. NBCLosAngeles.com is the associated website that covers news, weather, sports, crime, and lifestyle for the Southern California region.
Funded by / Ownership
KNBC-TV is owned NBCUniversal a subsidiary of Comcast, which owns multiple TV stations around the USA. Revenue is derived through advertising and sponsored content.
Analysis / Bias
In review, NBC Los Angeles covers local news through reporters with minimal bias such as this Two Deputies Involved In Andres Guardado’s Death Suspended For Unrelated Reasons. Most stories are accompanied by videos from the TV station. National and world news is provided by the Associated Press and other NBC owned stations. All information is sourced from first-hand accounts and other credible media sources.
Editorially, NBC Los Angeles typically does not produce opinion content, however, they do report on national politics with a slight left-leaning bias in wording and story selection Senate Overwhelmingly Passes $740 Billion Defense Bill as Trump’s Veto Threat Looms. In general, the news is reported factually and with a slight left-leaning bias when covering political issues.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years.
Overall, we rate NBC Los Angeles – KNBC Left-Center Biased based on political coverage 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 12/12/2020)