The first tweets from the world's most followed journalists

The first tweets from the world's most followed journalists

The launch of Twitter's #FirstTweet discovery system gives the people of the internet yet another tool to dig up the most embarrassing, intersting and incredibly amusing tweets from anyone that's ever sent a message in 140 characters or less.

After using Muck Rack to find out which journalists (at the largest publications in the world) have the most Twitter followers, we're throwing it back (Thursday style) to when those newsmakers made their first Twitter headlines. Check out their introductory statements to the social world below: 

ABC News - George Stephanopoulos

ARS Technica - Jacqui Cheng

AP - Jenna Fryer

BBC - Robert Peston

Bloomberg - Brad Stone

Bloomberg News - Ezra Klein

Boston Globe - Bob Ryan

Business Insider - Henry Blodget

CBS News - John Dickerson

Chicago Tribune - K.C. Johnson

CNET - Brian Tong

CNN - Anderson Cooper

Digiday - Brian Morrissey

Entertainment Weekly - Dalton Ross

Fast Company - Anjali Mullany

Financial Times - Tim Harford

Forbes - Matthew Herper

Fortune - Dan Primack

Fox Business - Eric Bolling

Fox News - Sean Hannity

Guardian - Ana Marie Cox

Huffington Post - Arianna Huffington

MSNBC - Rachel Maddow

NBC News - David Gregory

New York Times - Nicholas Kristof

NPR - Scott Simon

PBS - Tavis Smiley

Reuters - Felix Salmon

TIME - Joel Stein

USA Today - Sam Amick

Wall Street Journal - Timothy O'Connor

Washington Post - Chris Cillizza

Want your publication's most followed journalist to be added to the list? Email the author here.

(Image: Drawing of bird with hashtag via Shutterstock)

 

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