These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using an appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate WLEX – Lexington News Least Biased based on balanced story selection and minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
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 1955, WLEX – Lexington News is an NBC-affiliated station licensed to Lexington, Kentucky, United States. lex18.com is the associated website for the TV station that publishes news, sports, weather, and crime.
Read our profile on the United States government and media.
Funded by / Ownership
WLEX – Lexington News is owned by The E. W. Scripps Company, an American broadcasting company founded in 1878 by Edward Willis “E. W.” Scripps. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
WLEX – Lexington News covers local news, sports, weather, entertainment, and crime for the greater Lexington, Kentucky area. Local news is reported with minimal bias, such as this: Attorney: Mayfield candle factory retaliated against workers who cooperated in OSHA investigation. Like most stories, there is an embedded video from the TV station. The national news is derived from various sources, most coming from the Associated Press and Scripps National.
Editorially, they do not offer op-eds; however, they cover political news through the Associated Press, and local journalists with minimal bias, such as this Secretary of State Adams responds to calls for more polling locations after 2022 elections. In general, they present low-biased, fact-based reporting.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate WLEX – Lexington News Least Biased based on balanced story selection and minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 11/21/2022)
Last Updated on November 21, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
Left vs. Right Bias: How we rate the bias of media sources