Mar 12, 2010 10:33 AM by Ethan Beute

Follow News First 5 on Twitter

News First 5 works all day every day to provide you a stream of information to keep you informed, prepared and connected to the people and places around us.  Some of the benefits of this effort can be enjoyed by following us on Twitter.

The main idea behind Twitter is to answer the question "What are you doing?" in 140 characters or less - quick, short messages.  You can "follow" individuals, organizations, companies - and they can "follow" you, exchanging messages along the way.  The result: a stream of communication by and for people who choose to be connected to eachother.

It's free and easy to start a Twitter account and you'll find many News First 5 people there.

Here are some of the News First 5 people you can follow:

NewsFirst5 - several people in our newsroom, including Lisa Lyden, Rob Quirk, James Jarman, Nicole Vandeputte, Executive Producer Stefanie Boe, and many others - you'll know who's tweeting by the initials they use to tag it.

NDNewsFirst - News Director Cindy Aubrey

NewsFirstWeb - producer Bea Karnes

JamesCJarman - Investigative Reporter James Jarman

MikeMadsonKOAA - First Alert Meteorologist Mike Madson

LeeDouglasKOAA - Sports Director Lee Douglas

AdamAtchison - News First Today and News First Mid-day Anchor Adam Atchison

NicoleNewsFirst - News First 5 Weekend Anchor Nicole Vandeputte

Ortiviz - Reporter David Ortiviz

AndyKoen - Reporter Andy Koen

JeannetteHynes - Reporter Jeannette Hynes

RomeJohn5 - Reporter John Romero

Stefanie Boe - Executive Producer Stefanie Boe

SCollins10 - Producer Stephanie Collins

Mekialaya - Producer Mekialaya White

ArielMata - Producer Ariel Mata

If you're already using Twitter, or if you decide to start an account, be sure to "follow" News First 5.  You'll get interesting information and updates from our team.  More importantly, it opens up a direct line of communication between you and us - and we're all in this together!

If you're not using Twitter, or are not interested in doing so, you can still click here to contact people here at News First 5.


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