Sinclair owned stations around the country

My local news doesn't come from Sinclair, right?

Sinclair Broadcast Group has been in the news quite a bit lately, stemming from a Deadspin Video showing local news anchors all reading from the same loaded script. The president today tweeted that Sinclair Broadcast programming was of a quality that the "fakers at CNN, NBC, ABC, and CBS" couldn't compete with. The problem with that line of reasoning is that Sinclair, in many local markets, is NBC, ABC, and CBS. Sinclair owns affiliated stations around the country including these as well as FOX, CW, and in my own market of western Washington, even a Univision Spanish language channel. There is no "Sinclair channel" on the TV, and because of this, it's hard to know whether your local news is a part of their conglomerate.

So, I made a map.

Pulling data from http://www.stationindex.com/tv/by-owner/Sinclair, and running it through Carto, you can easily find the stations near you that are owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group.

I hope this helps you better understand who's pulling the strings at your "local" news desk.


For further background:

Here's a segment from John Oliver talking about how Sinclair was buying up local news stations around the country and pushing "must run" segments that fit the group's narrative.