Founded in 1946, WPVI – Philadelphia – Action News is an ABC television network licensed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. 6ABC.com is the associated website that provides news, weather, and sports for the Philadelphia Metropolitan region.
Funded by / Ownership
WPVI – Philadelphia – Action News is owned by the ABC Owned Television Stations subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. Advertising and sponsored content generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the WPVI – Philadelphia – Action News website covers news, sports, crime, and weather for the Philadelphia Metro area. Local news is covered by reporters with minimal bias, such as this Officials identify Philadelphia firefighter killed after building collapse in Fairhill. Many local stories contain embedded videos from the TV station. National and world news is covered by ABC News, Associated Press, ESPN, and other ABC stations.
Editorially, WPVI – Philadelphia – Action News does not provide opinion pieces; however, they report on politics. They provide original reporting with a slight left-leaning bias, such as this Biden signs executive order to combat anti-LGBTQ legislation. They also rely on political news from CNN and the Associated Press. In general, the news is reported factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate WPVI – Philadelphia – Action News Left-Center Biased based on story selection 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 06/19/2022)
Last Updated on June 19, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check