John Colucci on Muck Rack

John Colucci

Verified
Seattle, WA
Social Media Director and On-Air Personality — Sinclair Broadcast Group
Covers:  social media, consumer technology, media

Interview

What was your first job as a journalist?

I was a teen panelist on the Metro Channels in New York, which segued to a teen correspondent role on CBS News.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes.

How is social media changing news?

A lot of news is generated from individual tweets or posts. News breaks on social media now first.

What's the funniest news-related #hashtag you've seen?

#BabyForSale. Or really, anything Nancy Grace puts out there. (I say that with mad love for Mrs. Grace!)

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

I just work on social media, my coworkers do the stories on our site, so it's best to pitch them, or I'm happy to forward along.

What tools and software do you use to do your job?

SproutSocial, some internal publishing tools at Aol, a lot of Google Docs, and a lot of other cloud based apps.

What's your favorite social network?

Twitter. There's just so much there. Secondarily, Instagram. I like to look at rich media.

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