I Follow: Hannah Storm
Editor’s note: I Follow is all about ESPN employees on Twitter: what they tweet, whom they follow and how you can interact socially with anyone and everyone.
SportCenter anchor Hannah Storm and colleague John Anderson will co-anchor the live telecast of the ING New York City Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 4 (9 a.m., ESPN2 and ESPN3). In addition to her race-day responsibilities, Storm also will be tweeting from the sidelines of the event, which is still scheduled in wake of this week’s devastating weather event.
Storm, who joined Twitter in September 2011, tells Front Row about her Twitter following, her tweeting plans during the marathon and where on Twitter she looks for inspiration.
Twitter handle: @HannahStormESPN
Followers: 73,552 (as of 10/31/2012)
Who are some of the more notable people who follow you on Twitter? Do you know them?
LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, John Isner, Skylar Diggins and Rascal Flatts come to mind and yes, I know them all!
What are your plans for the NYC marathon as far as Tweeting goes?
The bulk of my responsibilities will be up to the starting times and after the winners cross the finish line so I’ll be doing most of my tweeting during the race itself, including my own journey from my first set at the start of the race to my second set at the finish.
What topic(s) do you love Tweeting or engaging in a conversation about on Twitter?
I have the opportunity to interview a lot of high profile athletes and I like talking about that. Fans usually want to talk to me about Notre Dame and Houston Texans football as well as Wimbledon and the US Open. We’re don’t tweet during SportsCenter, but I get a lot of response about what happens during those three hours each morning and I try to answer when I get off the air. I’ve also started tweeting from my production company’s account, @brainstorminpro, about the upcoming film I’m directing about Sheryl Swoopes.
Editor’s note: Nationally, the telecast will be available on ESPN2 and — for fans who receive their video subscriptions from an affiliated provider — on computers at WatchESPN.com and on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app. ABC will also present a two-hour national broadcast at 4 p.m. Locally, New Yorkers can watch the race on WABC-TV and 7online.com.
Editor’s note: On Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. on ESPN, NASCAR Face-to-Face with Hannah Storm airs. She interviews NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski and Tony Stewart.