Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1955 and an NBC-affiliated television station, WITN News serves Greenville – New Bern – Washington, NC, and the surrounding area. Witn.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
WITN is owned by Gray Television, which operates 145 stations across the USA. Sponsored content and advertising generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, WITN News provides news coverage for Greenville – New Bern – Washington, North Carolina, and the surrounding areas. Local news is covered through reporters with minimal bias and often has video provided by the TV station: Police release tentative ID of dismembered woman found in Goldsboro. 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, WITN News does not offer an opinion page. In general, they report news factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate WITN 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 06/02/2021)