Baltimore reporter mistaken for Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway on Twitter

*This story has been updated to include additional comments from journalist Kelly Andersen.

Kellyanne Conway, an adviser to President Donald Trump, garnered a big reaction online when she called incorrect claims about the size of Trump's inauguration crowd "alternative facts." Some were so passionate, in fact, that they didn't realize they were tweeting at an "alternative" Kelly.


Kelly Andersen, a reporter for WBFF Fox45 in Baltimore, received several messages about Conway's comments online. Many people mistook her verified Twitter handle, @kellyamedia, for Conway's (Conway's handle is @KellyannePolls).

Andersen did not immediately respond to requests for comment from The Baltimore Sun.

"Wow, just wow," tweeted one user to Andersen in response to a report about Conway's comments.

Andersen replied to some of the incoming tweets ("Wrong Kelly dude," she tweeted to one user)  — before finally putting out her own PSA on Sunday.

"While I appreciate all the love and hate I've been getting today, I think it's important that you know this is not Kellyann Conway's Twitter," Andersen tweeted, along with a few screenshot of her mentions.

Andersen tweeted on Monday that while she's happy that people are using Twitter to "engage with government," as a journalist, she was alarmed to see her name associated with the words "lies" and "alternative facts."

"It endangers the reputation of honest, local media. Please spellcheck before you tweet!" she wrote.

This isn't the first time a local reporter has experienced a mistaken identity.

"It's a guy in #Baltimore named @GerrySandusky," Baltimore police spokesman T.J. Smith tweeted to Andersen, referring to the sportscaster — not to be confused with former Penn State football coach and convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky. "Sadly, he can relate!"