Whether you’re a Kansas City native, transplant, mom or just an everyday Twitter lover looking for an enjoyable timeline with KC flair, this list is for you. As we’re grabbing our phones and scrolling Twitter on a daily basis–whether it’s during a feeding, Paw Patrol, “me time” or as bedtime relaxation–why not include some of the most interesting, funny, famous and knowledgeable Twitter accounts from those either born or based right here in KC? Below are a few of KC’s best Twitter handles to follow.
As moms always looking for the best outlets, information and events for our kids, these are a handful of the best Twitter handles to connect with when you’re wanting local information.
@RabbitHoleKC | The Rabbit Hole is an experience of literacy-dedicated creativity, play, discovery and education in KC that celebrates, preserves and furthers children’s books. Their tweets promote, encourage and spark ideas and events for parents and kids alike.
@KCMomsBlog | Of course, if you’re not already, you’ll want to follow us for relatable parenting content, family-friendly events and useful Kansas City updates. Our latest guide for parents includes kid-friendly shopping in KC and a guide to fourth of July in KC. You can find and utilize that useful information and more year-round.
@KCParent | Publisher of KC Parent, KC Baby and KC Going Places (all free) for local parents. Between their #KCKidsSummer and #KCParentContest, it provides awesome ideas and opportunities for the whole family.
@kckidsfun | If you need more fun things to do with your kids in the Kansas City area, check out KC Kids Fun.They provide great event tips, fun KC-related photos, kid-friendly ideas and even local giveaways.
@TheLeanLab | This account is great for parents with kids in school – both younger and older. They’re dedicated to education innovation in KC, host education-related events all year and currently have a summer incubator program to take advantage of. Their goal is to build a community of educators, innovators, parents and students while providing a hub to share and grow ideas that further the future of education.
@MCPLMO | As the official Twitter account of the MidContinent Public Library, the amount of tweets over free library events, educational opportunities and resources available in KC are endless. There are even classes offered for adults, moms and older or younger children.
— MidContinent Library (@MCPLMO) June 27, 2016
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@christadubill | Emmy award-winning news anchor, Christa Dubill, resides in KC as the anchor for The Now KC at 4 p.m. and 41 Action News at 6 p.m. She posts informative local news, updates and relatable motherhood and living in KC tweets.
@DoctorNatasha | Dr. Natasha Burgert is a KC pediatrician, mother and writer who constantly strives to better the patient-doctor relationship. With two kids, she stays busy with family while also caring for children in the KC area. Her Twitter account is a great resource to follow for parenting advice, health updates and tech-related tweets for both kids and parents.
— Natasha Burgert, MD (@DoctorNatasha) June 20, 2016
@jeanpetersbaker | Well known Jackson County Prosecutor, Jean Peters Baker, is a mother of three who’s fostered children and adopted two of her own. She’s been a part of several high-profile cases in the KC area and ultimately helps keep our city safe. She tweets out useful information on legislation, politics and news in KC, along with the occasional heartfelt tweet related to family or local events.
It’s undeniable that Kansas City is the hometown for many amazing people. A few of the biggest names in comedy and television came from KC and currently maintain Twitter accounts worthy of taking a look at.
@iammireilleenos | Are you a fan of the #TGIT shows? Mereille Enos plays Alice Vaughn in Shonda Rhimes’ latest, The Catch. She was born in Kansas City and went on to appear in Sex and the City, CSI, on Broadway and more before landing her latest star role as Alice.
@scottkfoley | Apparently Shonda Rhimes has a thing for Kansas City natives, as Scott Foley plays Jake Ballard on one of TV’s most popular shows, Scandal. Foley was born in KC and went on to also appear in shows like Dawson’s Creek, Scrubs and The Unit. If you want your Scandal teasers (or just someone nice to look at), following him will not disappoint.
— Scandal (@ScandalABC) May 18, 2016
@DavidKoechner | A comedian born and raised near Kansas City, you may remember David Kouchner from comedies like Anchorman, The Office and SNL.
@RobRiggle | Rob Riggle’s family moved to Kansas City when he was a toddler, and Riggle stayed all the way through his graduation at KU. He’s also a comedian known mainly for his brash and bold humor in several movies and shows, including 21 Jump Street, The Internship and The League.
@ericstonestreet | Modern Family. Cam. That’s really all you need to know to go follow this hilarious actor and wonderful comedian. To top it off, he gives a shout out to Kansas City from time to time and helps raise money for KC causes like Children’s Mercy during this year’s Big Slick KC.
When the kids start getting sassy… pic.twitter.com/ZerIokEWZu
— Modern Family (@ModernFam) April 15, 2016
@mollymcnearney | Molly lived in KC, attended KU and is now the co-head writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live. After a few years of working on the show, she started a relationship and eventually marriage with Jimmy Kimmel. McNearney currently posts comical tweets about life, work, motherhood and marriage.
@SalvadorPerez15 | It’s probably safe to assume you’re already following @Royals on Twitter, but what about one of their most lovable, comical players, Salvy? If you want constant behind the scenes Royals’ tweets, player prank videos and light-hearted coverage on the team, Salvy’s the guy to follow on Twitter. He’s kind, he’s funny, and he’s always doing something to shine a positive light on KC.
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@Boulevard_Beer | KC’s local brewery and one of the best craft beers around maintains an account worth paying attention to. One of their most current promotions is called “Thank Boulevard It’s Friday” and includes users posting a photo of themselves enjoying their favorite boulevard brew with hashtag #TBIF for a chance to win gift certificates.
— Boulevard Brewing Co (@Boulevard_Beer) June 17, 2016
@965TheBuzz | This local radio station is deeply involved in KC and has some of the most well-known events and bold radio personalities–including Lazlo, Afentra and Jeriney. Their music style is alternative, they’re not afraid to tackle hot topics during talk segments, they make KC laugh, and the station’s Twitter account reflects all of that and more. One of their most influential contributions to KC is the Love Longer KC Project and movement to “Be Kind.”
@BigSlickKC | The Big Slick KC is an account for the annual fundraiser to raise money for Children’s Mercy. It began in 2010 when Kansas City native, Rob Riggle, contacted other homegrown comedians with the idea to host a poker tournament to raise money for Children’s Mercy. Each year they put on an event with some of the most well-known comedians and raise money and awareness for the children’s network. This year’s event brought in record-breaking donations, featuring a softball tournament at Kauffman Stadium, a bowling tournament and an auction with over 1,600 attendees and 30 celebrities. In attendance this year were comedians Rob Riggle, Paul Rudd, Jason Sudeikis, David Koechner, Eric Stonestreet and Adam Scott.
@VisitKC | This Twitter account is a great, fun go-to for any and every local event and update in the area. Although family-friendly events and ideas are shared in their tweets, this is also a solid resource to find creative ideas, entertainment and food to check out for mom and dad. Another mom’s night out idea may even pop up on your timeline.
— Visit KC (@VisitKC) June 23, 2016
@SpacesKC | KC contains some of the most crafty and creative parents and individuals around. Between First Fridays and the strong niche for repurposing furniture and decorating homes in KC, Spaces Magazine offers great home design, fashion and fine-living advice for locals.
@SingleWingKC | If you’re into design, branding and KC, this is the Twitter account to follow. Single Wing KC created the artwork for KC’s very own emoji board and is constantly keeping locals in the loop with great design and upbeat tweets.
@ChildrensMercy | Children’s Mercy Kansas City is seen nationally as a pediatric medical center involved in high-quality care, research and education for local children. They tweet about crucial information regarding children’s care, medical tips and local or nationwide events, causes and awareness for children needing help with anything from ACL injury prevention to cancer.
@kcpetproject | Kansas City Pet Project is a nonprofit, no-kill shelter that’s set out to make KC a safe place for animals and pets alike. If you’re an animal-lover, this account posts great events for your pets, helpful ways to get involved and make a difference in the pet community and adorable pet/adoption photos to obsess over on your timeline.
— kcpetproject (@kcpetproject) June 8, 2016
Local news stations may be obvious Twitter accounts to look up for breaking news and weather updates, but the news outlets below offer a more personal touch.
@KCStar | The Kansas City Star is one of KC’s oldest and most reliable news outlets and sources for personable, unique and local stories. Follow them for up-to-date information on breaking news and upbeat, heartwarming updates on people and businesses in the KC area.
@TheFastPitch | The Pitch is a trendy news outlet with updates on modern events and unique stories throughout KC. It’s a great account to follow for parents or parents with older kids, as much of the coverage, content and events blasted on Twitter are progressive and tackle trending topics among young adults.
@435Mag | If you’re looking for a great KC lifestyle account to follow, 435 Magazine is it. They’re encouraging advocates for local KC businesses and personalities while also tackling trendy topics for mothers and businesswomen like wardrobes, wine and local foodie joints.
@KCLiveTV | The 41 Action News station morning show at 10 a.m. hosts segments and creates Twitter content that’s meant to make KC a better place to live. They offer both local and evergreen information for those living in Kansas City. Each day, they tweet out new, relevant and creative ideas for moms, women, children, families and more.
@KCBizJournal | For moms who are immersed in the business world, running a side hustle or just staying up to date on career, economic or business news in KC, Kansas City Business Journal’s Twitter Account is a great tool.
— KC Business Journal (@KCBizJournal) June 27, 2016
What KC-related Twitter account would you add to the list?