Which wireless radiation risks 
are covered most by TV news in the U.S.?

Since June, 2014, television stations in the U.S have aired more than 200 news stories about health risks from wireless radiation exposure. Almost half of the stories focus on radiation risks from use of a cell phone, including risks to children. About 30% of stories discussed cell tower radiation risks. More than a dozen stories focus on cell towers or Wi-Fi in schools. Other technologies of concern include wireless smart meters and Wi-Fi-emitting devices. 

CBS and its affiliates have provided the most news coverage about wireless radiation and health. Besides CBS national news coverage, almost all major CBS stations have run stories including stations in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charleston, Chicago, Denver, Des Moines, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, Raleigh, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Francisco, Spokane, and Washington, DC. 


CBS was the only television network to cover the two major wireless policy developments in 2015 (the International EMF Scientist Appeal and the Berkeley cell phone “Right to Know” ordinance), and the only network to cover the release of the California Department of Public Health’s cell phone safety guidance in 2017. 


CBS’s 60 Minutes has won every broadcast journalism award. In June, 2017, the show aired a story on smartphone addiction,Hooked on Your Phone?, and in December, 2018, a story on the adverse effects of digital device use on children, Phones, Tablets, and their Impact on Kids’ Brains.  However, 60 Minutes has yet to examine the health risks from the wireless radiation produced by these devices. With the publication of Norm Alster’s book,”Captured agency: How the Federal Communications Commission is dominated by the industries it presumably regulates,” it is time for 60 Minutes to do an investigative story about why our government has not updated the obsolete wireless regulations adopted in 1997 that fail to protect us from harmful levels of wireless radiation.

The above statistics are based upon Google searches for TV news stories about wireless radiation health risks where a video was posted online; thus, the actual amount of TV news coverage is underestimated.

Links to the TV new stories appear below.



Updated: March 20, 2019
Tahesha Moise, WFMY (Greensboro, NC), Mar 13, 2019
Jennifer McGraw, CBS Sacramento, Mar 13, 2019
Hannah Hilyard, KCCI (Des Moines, IA), Dec 5, 2018
CBS Philadelphia, May 29, 2018
CBS Pittsburgh, Mar 29, 2018

Richie Garza, KTVL (Medford, OR), May 25, 2018

Julie Watts and Abigail Sterling, CBS San Francisco, Jan 25, 2018

California to set guidelines for limiting cellphone
radiation exposure

CBS Evening News (network), Dec 15,
2017

California health officials release guidelines on cellphone radiation
Susie
Steimle, CBS San Francisco, Dec 14, 2017

CBS (network) News. Dec 14, 2017
CBS Los Angeles, Dec 14, 2017

CBS Sacramento, Dec 13, 2017



When Kids Get Their First Cell Phones Around The World
CNN, CBS San Francisco, Dec 11, 2017


East Bay Homeowners Challenge Proposed Cellphone Towers

Emily Turner, CBS San Francisco, Nov 15, 2017
Julie Watts, CBS San Francisco, Nov 14, 2017
Jennifer McLogan, CBS New York, Oct 19, 2017
Lemor Abrams, CBS Sacramento, Jul 12, 2017
Phil Matier, CBS San Francisco, June 28, 2017
CBS SF Bay Area, Sep 13, 2016
Julie Watts, CBS San Francisco, Sep 7, 2016

Jon Delano, CBS Pittsburgh, Sep 1, 2016

Mt. Tabor neighbors fight plans for cell towers
Chris Holmstrom, KOIN (Portland, OR), Aug 31, 2016

Addressing health concerns of new KUB smart meters
Heather Burian, WVLT (Knoxville, TN), May 31, 2016

Study reignites concern about cell phones and cancer
Paula Cohen, CBS News, May 27, 2016


WiFi in schools: Is it hurting your child?
Paul Joncich, KLAS (Las Vegas, NV), May 10, 2016


New Research Links Cell Phones To Health Issues In Children
Ami Yensi, CBS Baltimore, May 3, 2016


Cell tower proposed behind middle school causing controversy
WDRW (Columbia County, GA), May 3, 2016


Protester Claims Vice President Biden’s Son Died from Cell Phone-Related Brain Cancer 
CBS SF Bay Area, Feb 28, 2016

Could Your Cell Phone Be Harming You?
Tess Leonhardt, WDTV (Bridgeport, WV), Feb 21, 2016


Notre Dame researchers target cell phone radiation
Zach Crenshaw, WSBT (Mishiwaka, IN), Jan 27, 2016

Bay Area Residents Worried About Radiation Face Uphill Battle Fighting Cell Towers

Mark Ackerman, CBS Denver, Jul 9, 2015

Are Wi-Fi Signals Making You Sick?

Marissa Bailey, CBS Chicago, July 1, 2015

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People Believe Wi-Fi Is Making Them Sick
Dr. Mallika Marshall, CBS Boston, Jun 8, 2015

Seen At 11: Is Wi-Fi Making You Sick?
CBS New York, May 20, 2015

Why I Declared Our Bedroom A Wireless-Free Zone
Julie Watts, CBS SF Bay Area, May 20, 2015

Special Report: Upgrade Outage
WMMT (Kalamazoo, MI), May 19, 2015

Berkeley Passes Nation’s First Radiation Warning For New Cellphones

CBS SF Bay Area, May 13, 2015
CBS News, May 13, 2015
Elizabeth Hinson, CBS National, May 12, 2015 (last updated May 14, 2015)
       KMOV (St. Louis, MO)
       KPAX (Missoula, MT)
       WCTV (Tallahassee, FL)
       WDTV  (Weston, West Virginia)
       WFMY (Greensboro, NC)
       WIVB (Buffalo, NY)
       WKBN (Youngstown, OH)
       WREQ (Memphis,TN)
       WTSP (Tampa Bay, FL)
Can you get radiation poisoning from your cellphone?
CBS News, May 12, 2015

Woman Cuts Family Off From WiFi Over Health Concerns
Gerri Constant, CBS Los Angeles, May 5, 2015

CBS New York, Mar 6, 2015

KENS (San Antonio, TX), Nov 18, 2015

CBS Miami, Sep 30, 2014

Allie Potter, KVOA (Tucson, AZ), Nov 16, 2018
Bob Segall, WTHR (Indianapolis, IN), Oct 5, 2018
Rayvan Vares, KOBI (Medford, OR), Sep 22, 2018

Not in my backyard: Are cell towers coming to your neighborhood?
Nate Morabito, WCNC (Charlotte, NC), Jul 27, 2018

Pacific Power Installing Smart Meters in Jackson County
Elizabeth Ruiz, KOBI (Medford, OR), Jul 2, 2018

Palo Alto City Leaders Approve Verizon Cell Towers

Ian Cull, NBC Bay Area, May 22, 2018
Tami Tremblay, KTVB (Boise, ID), Feb 8, 2018
New study reigniting cell phone, cancer debate
Rob Hughes, WCNC (Charlotte, NC), Feb 6, 2018



Study of rats reveals cellphone radiation risk is low
Erika Edwards, NBC Connecticut (West Hartford, CT), Feb 5, 2018
NBC Southern California, Feb 5, 2018

Aiken County Planning Commission recommends denying request for new cell phone tower
Ben Billmyer & Lia Fernandez, WRDW (Aiken County, SC), Jan 18, 2018

New guidance issued for avoiding cell phone radiation
Bob Segall, WTHR (Indianapolis, IN), Dec 26, 2017


How worried do we need to be about cell phone radiation?
Sean Franklin, WBIR (Knoxville, TN), Dec 22, 2017

Health officials release guidelines on dangerous cellphone radiation
Madeline Cuddihy, WXIA (Atlanta, GA), Dec 19, 2017


Debate over Cell Towers in Hillsborough
NBC Bay Area, Dec 18, 2017

Proposed bill would cover potential injuries from microwaves, cellphones

Elisha Machado, WWLP (Springfield, MA), Nov 28, 2017


New cellphone tower has some residents concerned
Kaylie Spotts, WNWO (Whitehouse, OH), Sep 4, 2017

Controversial T-Mobile cell phone tower back on Roswell’s agenda
Christopher Hopper, WXIA (Atlanta, GA), Jul 11, 2017

Texas teen electrocuted after cell phone incident in bathtub
Presley Fowler, KCBD (Lubbock, Tx), Jul 11, 2017

2 students get cancer; Ripon parents want cell towers removed from schools

Darcy Spencer, NBC Washington (DC), Apr 25, 2017


Cellphone safety tips to limit radiation exposure
Natalie Brunell, KCRA (Sacramento, CA), Apr 9, 2017


Sign puts Berkeley in center of cellphone debate
Natalie Brunell, KCRA (Sacramento, CA), Apr 9, 2017

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How to reduce electromagnetic fields created by electricity

Meredyth Censullo, KFLA (Tampa, FL), Mar 31, 2017


Cell Phone Cancer Debate Heats up With Document Release
Scott Budman, NBC Bay Area, Mar 3, 2017

Jeff Gillan, KSNV (NBC Las Vegas), Mar 3, 2017

Researchers: Long-term cell phone use may increase your risk for a brain tumor
Bob Segall, WTHR (Indianapolis, IN), Feb 21, 2017



Special Report: The Facts about Smart Meters
Joy Wang, WILX (Lansing, MI), Feb 12, 2017


Board denies proposed Greendale cell tower

Matt Granite, WGRZ (Buffalo, NY), Jan 7, 2016
Mark Matthews & Stephen Ellison, NBC Bay Area (San Jose, CA), Sep 13, 2016
Jean Elle, NBC Bay Area (San Jose, CA), Mar 21, 2016


BGE makes case for another rate hike
George Lettis, WBAL (Baltimore, MD), Mar 18, 2016


North Kingstown teacher says she’s being fired because she believes WiFi is health hazard
Brian Crandall, WJAR (Providence, RI), Feb 23, 2016

Kids Face Potential Radiation Danger Using Cell Phones
Shanay Campbell, WSAV (Savannah, GA), Nov 6, 2015


Scientists: Effects of cell phone radiation on kids is cause for concern
Ashley Daley, WMBF (Myrtle Beach, SC), Nov 6, 2015


Pediatricians express concern over growing cellphone use, radiation exposure for children
Meghan McRoberts, WPTV (West Palm Beach, FL), Nov 6, 2015

Potential radiation danger to kids using cell phones
Shannon Wolfson, KXAN (Austin, TX), Nov 5, 2015


Pediatricians’ new warning: Limit children’s exposure to cellphones
Danielle Dellorto, NBC Today Show, Nov 5, 2015

Report Examines Cell Phone Radiation
Jean Elle, NBC Bay Area, Sep 24, 2015


Group wants cell towers gone
Barry Sims, WBAL (Anne Arundel County, MD), Sep 22, 2015


Neighborhood fights possible new cell tower on church property
Forrest Sanders, WSMV (Nashville, TN), Jul 30, 2015

Residents protest cell tower installation citing health concerns
Sophia Kunthara and Melissa Etezadi, NBC Southern California, Jul 20, 2015



Wireless companies sue Berkeley over cellphone radiation warning ordinance

Tamara Palmer, NBC Bay Area (San Jose, CA), Jun 8, 2015

Berkeley approves “Right to Know” cell phone radiation warning ordinance
Jean Elle, NBC Bay Area 
 (San Jose, CA), May 12, 2015

West Seattle residents protest new cell phone antennas
Alex Rozier, KING (Seattle, WA), May 7, 2015

Bay Area documentary “Mobilize” examines cell phone dangers
Jean Elle, NBC Bay Area 
 (San Jose, CA), Mar 28, 2015



Rina Nakano, KGTV (San Diego, CA), Mar 12, 2019
John Matarese, WCPO (Cincinnati, OH), Feb 8, 2019
Caroline Reinwald, WISN (Milwaukee, WI), Jan 4, 2019
Tonya Simpson & Diane Wilson, WTVD (Raleigh, NC), Oct 1, 2018
Jennifer Emert, WLOS (Asheville, NC), Sep 27, 2018
Vic Lee, KGO (San Mateo, CA), Sep 20, 2018
WJLA (Washington, DC), Apr 6, 2018
Tiffany Neely, KAIT (Jonesboro, AR), Apr 3, 2018

Does cell phone radiation cause cancer? Scientists gather at RTP to discuss

Sam Benson Smith & Zak Dalheimer, KESQ (Thousand Palms, CA), Feb 15, 2018

Abigail Elise, WISN (Milwaukee, WI), May 14, 2017

Long Island Residents Outraged by Cellphone Towers in Front of Homes
N.J. Burkett, WABC (New York, NY), May 11, 2017 

Cell phones and cancer, is there a connection?
Kerri O’Brien, WRIC (Richmond, VA), Mar 20, 2017

CA Health Dept. Releases Report Saying Cellphone Use May Cause Cancer
Lyanne Melendez, KGO (San Franciscom CA), Mar 3, 2017


Parents fight plan to put cell tower near playground at Virginia elementary school
Richard Reeve, Jay Goldberg, WJLA (Washington, DC), Sep 28, 2016

San Jose residents fight cellphone tower proposal over radiation concerns
Lisa Amin Gulezian, KGO (San Francisco, CA), Aug 13, 2016

Alpine residents outraged over EMF levels from Sunrise Powerlink
Ariel Wesler, KGTV (San Diego, CA), Feb 24, 2016

Notre Dame researchers making a faster and safer phone
Brandon Pope, WBND (South Bend, IN), Feb 5, 2016

New concerns over kids and electronics
Shannon Murray, KVUE (Austin, TX), Dec 3, 2015

Parents upset over cell tower possibly being installed near Weho school
Mayde Gomez, KABC (Los Angeles, CA), Dec 1, 2015

City leaders, neighbors raise concerns about cell towers
Kayla Moody, WHAS (Louisville, KY), Oct 28, 2015

Cell phone industry sues city of Berkeley
Lyanne Melendez, KGO (San Francisco, CA), Aug 20, 2015

Alki Beach residents protest plan for cell antennas near school

Dave LewAllen, WXYZ (Detroit, MI), Mar 18, 2015

WZZM (Lansing, MI), Dec 2, 2014

WFTV (Orlando, FL), Dec 2, 2014

KSAT (San Antonio), Sep 22, 2014 (updated Sep 23, 2014






Fox News

Parents upset about possible cell tower near Germantown elementary school
Jacque Masse, WHBQ (Memphis, TN), Mar 18, 2019

Are Apple AirPods putting you at risk for cancer?

Dr. Marc Siegel, Tucker Carlson Tonight / Fox News Network, Mar 13, 2019
KTVI, (St. Louis, Mo), Mar 8, 2019

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Town of Union Residents “Devastated” Over Possibility of Cell Tower in Neighborhood
Amanda Pitts, WICZ (Binghamton, NY), Jun 4, 2018

Parents worry cellphone tower could expose children to radiation
Keagan Harsha, KDVR (Denver, CO), Apr 23, 2018

Montgomery County residents fighting rezoning to allow new 5G cell towers

Jeff Abell, WBFF (Baltimore, MD), Feb 20, 2018


Opposition to cell towers in Hillsborough
Tom Vacar, KTVU (Oakland, CA), Dec 19, 2017

Health officials warn sleeping near cell phone could cause cancer and infertility

Darren Sweeney, WJW (Cleveland, OH), Dec 18, 2017

Family chooses to live with no power rather than a DTE Smart Meter

Danielle Miller, KSAZ (Phoenix, AZ), Feb 22, 2016

Cell phones and fertility
Dr. Devi Nampiaparampil, WNYW (New York City, NY), Feb 21, 2016


Health concerns over Wi-Fi technology exposures in schools
Laura Evans, WTTG (Washington, DC), Feb 15, 2016


Cell Phone Dangers?
Stacey Delikat, WNYW (New York City, NY), Jan 16, 2016

High Point neighbors speak out against cell tower project

Jeremy Finley, WBRC (Franklin, TN), Nov 23, 2015

Pediatricians express concern over growing cellphone use, radiation exposure for children
WFLX (West Palm Beach, FL), Nov 6, 2015


Scientists: Effects of cell phone radiation on kids is cause for concern

Ashley Daley, Fox Carolina News (Greenville, SC), Nov 6, 2015
Brooke Crothers, Fox News (national), Oct 20, 2014
Carina Storrs, CNN, May 27, 2016

WMC (Memphis, TN), Mar 18, 2019

Cell Phone Safety for Kids
Tonya Harris, WISH (Indianapolis, IN), Mar 5, 2019

Is 5G Technology Dangerous?
Stephanie Whitfield, KHOU (Houston, TX), Feb 11, 2019

Local Neighborhood Concerned for Possible AT&T Tower
Dan Garrett, KSNT (Topeka, KS), Feb 4, 2019

U.S. Sen. Blumenthal briefing on concerns with possible health risks posed by 5G wireless technology

Congressional news briefing, Connecticut Network (Hartford, CT), Dec 3, 2018

Senator Blumenthal pushes to investigate link between 5G wireless tech and cancer

Hector Ramirez, WTNH (New Haven, CT), Dec 3, 2018
Brandon Berg, KY3 (Springfield, MO), Nov 16, 2018
Sara Girard, WINK (Fort Myers, FL), Nov 7, 2018
Shennikia Grimshaw, WDVM (Montgomery County, MD), Sep 25, 2018



Concern grows over cellphone towers on Crown Heights building

Shari Einhorn, News 12 Long Island, NY, Oct 19, 2017
Julie Unruh, WGN (Chicago, IL), May 15, 2017
CBC Marketplace, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Mar 24, 2017


Berkeley’s Cellphone Crusade
The National, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Mar 23, 2017

California Department of Public Health releases draft of document warning against cellphone radiation
Gabe Slate, KRON (San Francisco, CA), Mar 3, 2017

Smart meter opt out fees could be nixed in legislative session

Emily Ikeda, WHAG (Montgomery County, MD), Feb 2, 2017

City Light takes feedback on opt-out for smart meters
Joel Moreno, KOMO (Seattle, WA), Aug 12, 2016

KXII (Denison, TX), Jun 26, 2014

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