Oklahoma’s NewsChannel 4/ KFOR TV is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and broadcasting since 1949. KFOR TV particularly focuses on information in Oklahoma City, delivering local news, breaking news, weather, and sports.
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Funded by / Ownership
KFOR-TV is owned by Nexstar Media Group, which owns over 200 TV stations nationwide. The founder, chairman, president and CEO of Nexstar is Perry A. Sook. According to Open Secrets, Nexstar Media group gave more money to Republicans in the 2018 election cycle (45% to Democrats, 55% to Republicans). Revenue is generated through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the KFOR-TV website publishes news about Oklahoma City and the surrounding areas. Local news features original reporting with minimal bias such as this: Oklahoma City police investigating possible homicide after person found dead in vehicle. National news is primarily covered through CNN Wire. Lastly, the KFOR website does not publish op-eds. In general, they report news factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate KFOR Least Biased based on neutral straight news reporting without offering opinion pieces. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 8/15/2017) Updated (6/29/2020)