Half-a-Million Strong and Counting: @TSNBobMcKenzie is Canada's Most-Followed Media Personality With More Than 500,000 Followers

Half-a-Million Strong and Counting: @TSNBobMcKenzie is Canada's Most-Followed 
Media Personality With More Than 500,000 Followers on Twitter 
- TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie's total number of followers on Twitter is 
tops among Canadian media personalities - 
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TORONTO, March 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada's most followed media personality 
achieved a major milestone today when TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie passed 
the 500,000-follower threshold. 
With more than 16,000 tweets on all things hockey, McKenzie is the 
Twitterverse's top choice for breaking news and analysis of the biggest 
stories in the game. Highlights of news that McKenzie has broken on Twitter 
includes: 


    --  The firing of Brian Burke as president-GM of the Toronto Maple
        Leafs - McKenzie's tweet generated 5,200+ re-tweets, making it
        his most re-tweeted tweet ever (January 9, 2013)
    --  Confirming on good authority - Pat Burns, himself - that Burns
        had not passed away as was being widely reported (September 17,
        2010)
    --  Countless trades, firings, signings, injuries, and waiver
        claims

A Twitter user since July 8, 2009, McKenzie averages 300+ new followers every 
day. For the past two years, Sports Illustrated has named McKenzie to its 
Twitter Top 100 - a list honouring the Twitter news feeds that the magazine's 
reporters, writers and editors consider essential to their daily routine for 
finding news, information and entertainment from the sports world.

"Bob's more than 500,000 followers on Twitter is a testament to his integrity 
as a journalist and his reputation as one of the most respected and 
well-connected individuals in the hockey world," said Mark Milliere, Senior 
Vice-President, Production, TSN. "In a highly competitive space, Bob and the 
rest of the NHL ON TSN broadcast team have set the standard for how Twitter 
can be used by media professionals. Their sound journalistic approach to 
breaking news and delivering best-in-class analysis gives hockey fans a 
trusted voice on social media to guide them to the news they need to know the 
most."

McKenzie is joined on the NHL ON TSN broadcast team by fellow Hockey Insiders 
Darren Dreger and Pierre LeBrun, whose Twitter accounts @DarrenDreger and 
@Real_ESPNLeBrun currently have 388,850 and 232,344 followers respectively. 
Host James Duthie(@tsnjamesduthie) has 189,669 followers.

For a list of all TSN personalities on Twitter, visit TSN.ca/Twitter.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS
Twitter
Bob McKenzie: @TSNBobMcKenzie, www.Twitter.com/TSNBobMcKenzie
Darren Dreger: @DarrenDreger, www.Twitter.com/DarrenDreger
Pierre LeBrun: @Real_ESPNLeBrun, www.Twitter.com/Real_ESPNLeBrun
James Duthie: @tsnjamesduthie, www.Twitter.com/tsnjamesduthie
Hashtag: #TSN

Facebook
TSN: www.Facebook.com/TSN

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SOURCE: TSN

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