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Weazel News, Confirming your prejudices!
— Tagline, circa 2013.

Weazel News Television is the news branch of Weazel that appears in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.


The Weazel News name was first mentioned briefly in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, as an insult by host Richard Goblin during a closing dialog in "Coq 'O' Vin" in LCFR. It is in Grand Theft Auto IV, however, when its prominence was elevated, reporting events of Liberty City and the exploits of the player.

In the HD Universe, Weazel News is a massive news network with three news divisions including Weazel Sports. In GTA IV, Niko can visit the website, watch it on television, or most commonly, listen to it on the radio. Weazel News also operates a program known as The Weazel News Morning Show, most likely a parody of Fox & Friends. In GTA V, the main broadcasting building for the network can be found in Little Seoul and its corporate headquarters, based on the Fox Plaza, is located in Rockford Hills. Weazel News also owns their own set of custom Rumpo news vans.

Slogan & Motto

Slogan & Motto Usage Version
"Reporting The Right News" 2008/2009 Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City
"Confirming your prejudices" 2013–present day Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online


Radio stories

The news on the radio will update itself as the player progresses through the story.

Grand Theft Auto IV

The Lost and Damned

The Lost and Damned feature stories unique to Johnny Klebitz's storyline but also includes references events from the GTA IV storyline:

The Ballad of Gay Tony

The Ballad of Gay Tony features stories unique to Luis Fernando Lopez' storyline, but references events in the other plots as well.

  • Evan Moss murder
  • Annihilators exploding near Rotterdam Tower
  • Bobby Jefferson gives a speech after an attempted assassination. (GTA IV story)
  • Mayor Ochoa proposes plan to flood subways to fight rodent infestation and the bad smell of pee from the homeless.
  • A British Government official loses laptop containing private information. The Home Office says, "Nothing to worry" and "Don't panic," but images for the Ministry of Defence's Christmas party has been found on the Internet.
  • President Lawton involved in a texting/email scandal with the Italian Prime Minister
  • A MyRoom user sets fire to a neighbor's house after being unfriended by the neighbor.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars features only one news segment from Weazel News during the credits of the game as part of the "Chinatown Wars (Remix)" song, making reference to some of Wade and Hsin’s missions and references to the final mission of the game.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Devin Weston profits from Congress's decision to allow Merryweather to expand domestic operations, gang crime on the rise, funding war between security agencies (FIB and IAA) rages in the Capitol, Epsilonism declared not a cult, historic Vinewood movie studio closed down, Bawsaq in wild swings again as stocks drop.

  • Bloody shootout at a Meth lab in Sandy Shores, Facade hit with a data mining scandal, wealthy residents protest against a planned extension of the Los Santos Metro, erection pill wars rage on.

Grand Theft Auto Online

Weazel News channel in Grand Theft Auto Online.

In Grand Theft Auto Online, the player can watch a dedicated Weazel News channel constantly showing Police Maverick and cinematic footage of other random players in the Free Mode lobby, prioritizing those players with wanted levels. The channel is only available when other players are in the Free Mode lobby.



  • Weazel News is a parody of Fox News, as both weasels and foxes are mammals native to North America. "Weasel" is an insult that is synonymous with an untrustworthy person, as well as a euphemism for a penis.
  • In GTA IV, Weazel News on the Radio is similar to real-life radio station 1010 WINS (a CBS All-News Radio Station). Mike Whitley, one of the reporters of Weazel News, is also voiced by an actual reporter of the aforementioned station.
  • Also, the graphic seen in the mission Legal Trouble, is similar to the CNN graphic.
  • The company's previous slogan, "reporting the right news," is a reference to the long-running accusations of Fox News' right-wing biased reporting.
    • Despite this, Weazel News seems to be slightly more left-wing compared to real-life Fox News, and seems to take some aspects from both CNN and MSNBC.