NBC News Bias and Reliability Overview

NBC News is the news division of the National Broadcasting Company, part of NBCUniversal, owned by Comcast Corporation. Founded in 1940, it is headquartered in New York City. Its most popular news programs are Today, NBC Nightly News, Dateline and Meet the Press. Its website was launched in 1996 and records 86 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates NBC News in the skews left category of bias and as most reliable in terms of reliability.

Overall Score

A team of analysts at Ad Fontes Media regularly reviews articles and news programs to rate them in terms of bias and reliability. A weighted average of these ratings results in the overall score for the media source.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to neutral to most extreme right. The reliability rating, demonstrated on the chart’s vertical axis, rates sources on a scale from original fact reporting to analysis, opinion, propaganda and inaccurate/fabricated information.

The following are NBC News’ overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 45.66

Bias: -7.38

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 24 are generally acceptable; scores above 32 are generally good.

Bias scores for articles and shows are on a scale of -42 to + 42, with higher negative scores being more left, higher positive scores being more right, and scores closer to zero being the most neutral and/or balanced.

Individual Article Scores

The following articles were reviewed by Ad Fontes Media analysts on the basis of reliability and bias. Each article was reviewed by at least three analysts: one conservative, one liberal and one moderate.

The team considers a variety of factors when rating a news article. To determine its reliability score, we consider the article’s veracity, expression, and its headline and graphics. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall reliability score.

To determine an article’s bias score, we consider its language, its political position and how it compares to other stories from other sources on the same topic. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall bias score.

Article URLBiasReliability
Haitian deportees assaulted U.S. pilots, injured three ICE officers046.67
Covid got California Gov. Newsom into this recall mess. He's banking it'll get him out.-5.6743
Sweltering heat across the West shows summer life as we know it is changing-9.3337
What are the 'twisties?' Simone Biles explains gymnastics struggle at Tokyo Olympics045
Danielle Campoamor : New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation. But more heads need to roll.-633.67
Texas deputy attorney general apologizes after calling Simone Biles a 'national embarrassment'-344.67
Why the New York City mayoral primary results are as messy as the race itself was-137
Tropical Storm Claudette, linked to deadly crash that killed 10, moves away from U.S.046
Supreme Court says NCAA can't limit some benefits to student athletes-0.6745.33
More people are flying — so why are airlines slashing flights and hiking prices?-2.6745.67
White House announces global destinations of 55 million donated Covid vaccines-4.3345.33
Hard-liner Raisi's 'engineered' Iran election win entrenches conservative rule-5.6739
Wildfires erupt after hottest week in history across parts of the West ignited them-4.3345.67
Ruth Bader Ginsburg still rules the world of political kitsch, but who's next?-7.6738.33
FBI agent acknowledges in court filing that Trump backers discussed 'revolution' before Jan. 6-6.6745.33
Portland police officers resign en masse from crowd control unit after officer is indicted046.33
Biden wants millions of electric vehicles on the roads. Can the power grid handle it?-440.33
Trump was wrong about the law, Obamacare politics and his judges-13.3333.67
Hundreds of Amazon packages arrive at woman's doorstep, but she never ordered them042.8
Pence heckled at conservative event with shouts of 'traitor'-9.236.4
Netanyahu era ends in Israel as new government survives key parliament vote-146
Flagmakers in the spotlight as Congress gets ready to discuss Washington D.C. statehood-6.3345
Leslie Book ProPublica's report on tax inequality could hurt Biden's push to make the system better-1038
'Truth embargo': UFOs are suddenly all the talk in Washington-344.67
G-7 leaders pledge over 1 billion coronavirus vaccine doses for poorer nations-3.6746