Well, since you used the "fair and balanced" catch phrase let's start by eliminating Fox, the de facto PR wing of the Republican Party. Although it's fake and just comedy, you'll get a better understanding of Fox "news" by watching The Daily Show.
You will see clowns on here saying that everything else is "liberal" and that is true if you live in a simplistic world where you're either extreme right or you're "liberal". These blockheads who parrot the "liberal media" meme don't see the middle and the vast majority of media tries very hard to be middle for two basic reasons: 1. They were taught in school to pursue a sense of objective journalism and 2. it's economically safer to play to the middle because there are more of them.
That is not to say that they achieve fairness. They have biases towards flattering the powerful, too, so they rarely think outside of the mainstream power brokers. They cater to power on both sides. You may have noticed that there's zero coverage of Afghanistan, the longest war, because frankly, neither side wants to discuss it and the crimes perpetrated there.
Tralby has given a very good answer. I would add that NPR and Public Television are always reliable. I have a special affection for Terry Gross's "Fresh Air" program, although unfortunatly I don't get much opportunity to listen anymore. Fox News is pure propaganda -should not be considered news. Although most of their viewers think they are getting the straight stuff a number of studies and polls have shown that Fox viewers are seriously misinformed. To give one example - Fox viewers believed, even years after it was proven to be untrue, that Saddam Hussein was behind the 9/11 attack. (That's what the Bush administration wanted people to believe. The New York Times is the gold standard of journalism and you can access it online. Whenever I want to do some serious research on a question I start with the Times, specifically "Times Topics".
I agree that Fox news does have a conservative lean but no more than CNN, NPR and NYT lean to the left. Bloomberg news is very balanced. Lehrer News Hour used to be best news on television, but I haven't watched in a while so not sure these days. Just stack your twitter feed up with a bunch of competing news sources and assume the truth is somewhere in the middle of them.