One of the most prolific tweeters that we follow is Major Garrett. The brand new Chief White House Correspondent for CBS/Columnist for National Journal takes his Twitter feed to many different places. We began to worry about Garrett since he hadn’t tweeted since November 22. Just as we were thinking of sending out the search dogs, he re-emerged Tuesday morning with the following tweet.
Same Twitterer, same avatar (that will never change) but a new handle. Welcome to @majorcbs. As always, thanks for following.
— Major Garrett(@MajorCBS) December 4, 2012
He lives! And he’s changed his name! While he will still write a column for National Journal, his main gig will be with CBS. When Garrett covered the White House for Fox News, he tweeted as “@MajoratWH.” When he jumped to National Journal, he switched to “@MajoratNJ.” At the time, followers seemed to wait with baited breath for what the new handle would be. When we got the news about his moving to CBS, we figured it was only a matter of time.
We reached out to Garrett about the name change…We asked Major whether we’d see the content of his feed change. Will he continue to give us sports updates and off-the-wall pop culture nuggets? Garrett tells FBDC, “Some sports. Occasional movie reference/review. But all the rest the same. It’s a news wire for me.”
Say hello to @MajorCBS.