Twittering Journalists

UPDATE 12/19/2009 – I have consolidated all of the Twittering Journalists wiki into Twitter lists.

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UPDATE: Twittering Journalists has been moved to this wiki.

I’ll be adding to this list, and if you have names of Twittering journalists, please feel free to post them. Here is what I’ve dredged up to-date from sources including Red66, CNET and keyword searches on Twitter:


BusinessWeek: Sara Lacy

CNET: Charles Cooper, Caroline McCarthy, Ina Fried, Dan Farber, Jim Kerstetter, Elinor Mills, Maggie Reardon, Stephen Shankland

Techcrunch: Michael Arrington, Duncan Riley

The Charlotte Observer: Jeff Elder

The New York Times: Saul Hansell, John Markoff

The Wall Street Journal: Kara Swisher


Charlotte Observer, @theobserver

Financial Times @FTmedianews, @FTfinancenews

Honolulu Star Bulletin, Honolulu, HI @starbulletin

Knoxville News Sentinel, Knoxville, TN @knoxnews

LA Daily News @ladailynews

LA Times @latimesbreaking, @latimesworldNashua Telegraph, Hudson, NH @NashuaTelegraph

The New York Times, NY @nytimes

The News & Observer, Raleigh, NC @newsobserver

The Oregonian, Portland, OR @oregonian, @OregonianBiz, @OregonianTraff, @OregonianSports

The Orlando Sentinel, Orlando, FL @orlandosentinel

USA Today @ondeadline


CNN @cnn, @cnnbrk, @CNNNewsroom

Fox News @foxnews

KOAT, Albuquerque, New Mexico @KOAT

KPBS News, San Diego, CA @kpbsnews

News 2 Colorado, Denver, Colorado @News2Colorado

NPR News @nprnewsblog, @nprnews, @bryantpark

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Harry Hoover is a partner in My Creative Team, the agency that makes Fortune 1000 clients look good. His communications career spans 35 years and runs the gamut from print and broadcast journalism, government and corporate communications to advertising and public relations agencies. He is the author of Born Creative: Free Your Mind, Free Yourself and Moving to Charlotte: The Un-Tourist Guide.

31 Comments on "Twittering Journalists"

  1. Hey Harry. Great list.

    Louisville’s local news guy and new media strategist for the NPR effort here is on Twitter, too. Todd Mundt is at


  2. Thanks for the add, Jason. I’m still digging.

    PS – Get some sleep, Dad.

  3. BBC journalist Alex Gallafent twittering from Amazon for PRI’s “The World” radio program (@gallafent)

  4. Thanks for the info on Twittering Journalists, Keith.

  5. This is a great resources, and I commented on that at MyRagan. But, will you share how your getting these resources? Are you just doing a traditional key word search in Twitter? Are there other resources?

  6. Rodger, I did some web research, found several other bloggers with lists and compiled those. Then, I did a Twitter search for “reporter” and “journalist”. I’m still compiling that list because it is large and requires me to view each listing to ensure they are with a legitimate media outlet.

  7. I am a radio host at 95Crave and tech writer for 24hrs in Vancouver.

    Add me to the list @buzzbishop

    Add our radio station to the list as well @95crave

  8. Ars Technica ( was one of the first, if not first, news outlets using twitter to break news and communicate with its readers.

    Several of our editors and journalists use Twitter extensively,
    Jacqui Cheng, assistant editor ( has well over 1300 followers.

    Even the EIC of Ars tweets:

    Other Ars twitterers:

    Ben Kuchera –
    Ryan Paul –
    Clint Ecker –

  9. Esther Schindler who is the a Senior Online News Editor for Twitters as well here’s her link:

  10. Thanks for the addition, Kayla.

  11. Columbus Ohio NBC affiliate has a whole page to their twittering reporters, editiors, producers, and what not.

    Check it out

  12. Rocky, thanks for the heads up.

  13. @breakingnewson has more followers than CNN and the NY Times. They post Breaking News faster than any other news service on Twitter plus they post more international breaking news.

  14. @WAWS –
    @breakingnewson – A breaking news aggregator
    @bbcnews – From the Beeb

  15. Thanks for the additions, Scott and Merrell.

  16. Great list!
    Just checked and @nprnewsblog is now @nprpolitics

  17. Sara, thank you for the update.

  18. In the Twin Cities, @jojeda (yours truly) at St. Paul Pioneer Press and @ DeRushaJ at CBS afilliate WCCO-TV are two of the top local-media power tweeters.

  19. @waaytv — WAAY-TV in Huntsville, Ala. We’re actually using Twitter to do severe WX coverage lately.

    @stltoday — The St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

    @DenverChannel — ABC 7 in Denver.

    @nitweet — Nashville Is Talking, the news blog for WKRN-TV in Nashville.

    @miamiherald — Miami Herald.

    @11alive_wx — NBC 11 in Atlanta’s weather department.

    There’s more, but I don’t have time at the moment to dig through the rest of my 600 follows. 😛

  20. Thanks, Julio and Dana for the new names to the list.

  21. I’m the editor and publisher of the award-winning subscription travel newsletter, Dream of Italy and Twitter @dreamofitaly

  22. Here are a few from South Florida:

    Miami New Times @miaminewtimes
    The Miami Herald @miamiherald
    Sun Sentinel @SunSentinelNews

  23. I am the digital life writer at The Vancouver Sun and I’m on Twitter @gillianshaw.
    A number of my newsroom colleagues are also on Twitter, along with a few department Twitter profiles.
    I posted a list on my blog here:

  24. @metromixtv is the Metromix (a tribune publication) twitter.

  25. I’m associate editor at Entrepreneur and a freelance writer. I tweet about what available freelance assignments and I’m always looking for great sources, freelancers and story ideas. @EditorLiz

  26. There’s quite a few journalists using the information / enquiry services at They ask questions which other journalists and PR people can reply to.

  27. I’m a journalist, and I use Twitter.

    Emily Sweeney
    The Boston Globe

  28. Hey, Emily. Thanks for stopping by. I’ll add you to the wiki. You can find it at:

  29. Political Columnist, Cynthia Tucker is also on Twitter. Her Twitter handle is @ctuckerAJC. You can also find her on Facebook at

    TC Coleman

  30. We really enjoy what you write on here. We try and check it every day so keep up the good work!

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