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FCC Investigating News Operations of Fox’s WWOR

The FCC is currently investigating Fox-owned WWOR in Seacaucus, NJ. At the center of the investigation is whether the MyNetworkTV-affiliate has been disregarding its native New Jersey in favor of covering New York area news.

According to the Los Angeles Times:

In a letter sent to Fox on Thursday, the FCC said it needs to determine if Fox and WWOR intentionally provided “material factual information that was incorrect” or is guilty of “intentionally omitting material information.”

Fox has been criticized by media watchdogs and even Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) for not providing ample coverage of New Jersey on the station. Although WWOR-TV is known primarily as an outlet serving New York, it is technically based in New Jersey.

Fox acquired WWOR in 2001 and in the years since then has folded much of its news operations into that of New York affiliate WNYW.

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