These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using 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 WSAZ News Channel 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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1949, WSAZ-TV is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Huntington, West Virginia, United States. It serves the Charleston–Huntington market, the second-largest television market east of the Mississippi River. WSAZ.com is the website for WSAZ-TV that covers news, sports, entertainment and weather.
Funded by / Ownership
WSAZ News Channel is owned by Gray Television, which operates 145 stations across the USA. Revenue is derived through sponsored content and advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, WSAZ News Channel provides news coverage for the Charleston-Huntington market as well as the surrounding areas, encompassing 61 counties. Local news is covered through reporters with minimal bias and often has video provided by the TV station: FBI agents searching area where remains were found. 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, WSAZ does not offer an opinion page and when covering politics utilizes minimally loaded words such as this Trump names Rep. Mark Meadows his new chief of staff. In general, WSAZ reports news factually and with minimal bias.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate WSAZ News Channel 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 3/8/2020)