Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1954 and an NBC-affiliated television station, WVVA – Bluefield News serves Bluefield, Beckley, and Oak Hill, West Virginia, and the surrounding area. wvva.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
WVVA – Bluefield News is owned by Gray Television, which operates 145 stations across the USA. Sponsored content and advertising generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, WVVA – Bluefield News provides news coverage for Bluefield, West Virginia, and the surrounding areas. Local news is covered by reporters with minimal bias and often has video provided by the TV station: Tazewell County Animal Shelter reaches ‘Code Red’ status. 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, WVVA – Bluefield News does not offer an opinion page. In general, they report news factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate WVVA – Bluefield News 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 06/10/2022)
Last Updated on June 10, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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