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TV Peeps with the Most Tweeps – Spokane

Published by Steve Campion. Category: Arts, Culture & Media

We ranked the social savvy of Seattle TV personalities in June.  Now we turn our Twitter meter on the news folks in Spokane.  Why Twitter?  While television broadcasts news from reporter to viewer, social media lets viewers interact and report news back to the station.  It can be a fan-base for news people but it also adds many extra eyes witnessing changing weather, traffic snarls, local sports, or a forgotten tag on a bad wardrobe day. And no social media outlet gives such instant feedback than Twitter.  It’s no wonder many TV people attract and/or foster a strong Twitter following

Who has the most Twitter followers in the Spokane television market?  It’s Tim Lewis, sportscaster for KREM-TV (right).  Covering the teams of the Inland Empire and Palouse, his frequent tweets and interactions make his Twitter feed popular with sports fans.  Lewis has more than twice the followers of Anthony Gomes, number 2 on the Spokane list.  On the other hand, Gomes is one of six KHQ newsers to fit into the Top 10.  Channel 6’s savvy social media news team is helped along with a good “Interact” section on its website.

The most followed Spokane TV people on Twitter are listed below.  Do you follow any of them?  Whose tweets do you enjoy most?


Rank TV Person Station Focus Twitter Name Twitter
1. Tim Lewis KREM-2 Sports @TLKREM2 1,841
2. Anthony Gomes KHQ-6 Reporter @KHQAnthony 873
3. Sean Owsley KHQ-6 Anchor @KHQSean 703
4. Kris Crocker KXLY-4 Weather @KXLYCrocker 623
5. Colleen O’Brien KXLY-4 Anchor/Reporter @ColleenOKXLY 590
6. Mark Billings KHQ-6 news crew wrangler @KHQMark 589
7. Tove Tupper KREM-2 Reporter @tovetupper 581
8. Shelly Monahan KHQ-6 Anchor @KHQShelly 555
9. Dave Cotton KHQ-6 Anchor @KHQDaveCotton 544
10. Stephanie Vigil KHQ-6 Anchor @KHQStephanie 529

NOTE:  The numbers are accurate as of Oct 10, 2011, several of which (particularly those of Lewis, Cotton, Crocker, Monahan, and O’Brien) have shown considerable growth since we began tracking them a month ago.

SOURCES: Network affiliate websites, Twitter profiles, and a lot of tedious searching!  We’d like to thank Tim Lewis for the kind use of the primary photo.


One Response to “TV Peeps with the Most Tweeps – Spokane”

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