Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Index: USA 45/180
Founded in 1959, KVYL-TV is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Fargo, North Dakota, United States, serving eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. Valleynewslive.com is the associated website for the news station that provides local and national news as well as sports, weather, traffic and entertainment.
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Funded by / Ownership
KVYL-TV is owned by Gray Television, which operates 145 stations across the USA. Revenue is derived through sponsored content and advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, KVYL-TV- Red River Valley News provides news coverage for the Red-River Valley Markey market as well as the surrounding areas. Local news is covered through reporters with minimal bias and often has video provided by the TV station: Fargo Public Schools offering free meals for the rest of school year. 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, KVYL-TV does not offer an opinion page. In general, WSAZ reports news factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate KVYL-TV- Red River Valley News Least Biased based on the use of 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 11/26/2016) Updated (10/14/2020)