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@WSBTV hits 1 million Twitter followers

ATLANTA — The WSB-TV Twitter account hit 1 million Twitter followers, making it the largest following in the country for a local television station account.

Channel 2 Action News joined Twitter in 2009. The account sent its first tweet on Feb. 17 of that year.

Since then, @WSBTV has sent more than 305,000 Tweets and has consistently ranked as the largest local Twitter account in the local media market.

From major breaking news to daily stories impacting your communities, the @WSBTV Twitter account has had its followers covered for nearly a decade.

"This marks an incredible milestone for a local news station to have one million followers. We can't thank the Atlanta Twitter community enough for "following" the @WSBTV station page as one way of staying up with the very latest that is going on in our communities," said Tim McVay, General Manager of Channel 2. "Twitter users have told us time and again how much they appreciate and count on our news hitting their feed, for keeping them up to date on breaking news, important local stories and weather."


Round-the-clock coverage of major events, such as the #BlackLivesMatter protests last July, the Presidential race, the fire and collapse of the I-85 Bridge and the 6th Congressional Race, have contributed to how quickly the @WSBTV account has grown over the past year.

"We show our thanks to our fans and followers every day through the relentless execution it takes to deliver the best and most up to date content wherever and whenever they need it," said Misti Turnbull, News Director. "Social plays a key part in our daily news delivery with television, mobile web, our news, weather and traffic apps as well as apps on 'over-the-top devices including Kindle Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Echo."

Last year, WSB-TV hit 1 million Likes on Facebook.

If you haven’t already, make sure to follow WSB-TV on all social platforms.