KSAT.com’s most-read story in 2020 has nothing to do with COVID-19

The new coronavirus dominated the news, but wasn’t the only topic of interest this year

Top Stories on KSAT.com in 2020. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIOThis was a year unlike any other. Find more stories wrapping up 2020 here.

It’s obvious that COVID-19 dominated the news this year, with good reason. And, not to toot our own horn, but KSAT reporters did a lot of great reporting on the subject. So, we were all a little bemused to find out what the most-read story was on the KSAT website in 2020.

First, we should say that people were consuming news at an unprecedented rate on KSAT.com. We are proud to have provided important information to our neighbors and community during the pandemic. But having said that, only four of our top 10 most-read stories of the year were related to COVID-19. Turns out, there were still a lot of other interesting news stories this year.

But we think you’d probably never be able to guess our most-read story.

Top Story of 2020:

In a year of bad news, people who visited our website in 2020 most wanted to read about how to create a Facebook avatar. You read that right, this story reached viewers by the millions. Back in May, Facebook came out with a new avatar feature and it seems everyone wanted to create one. This article gave a step-by-step tutorial on how to create one.

The feature was rolled out on the social media platform last week - but don’t worry, you can join in the fun too!

So, it just goes to show that KSAT.com has something for everyone whether you’re looking for health news, money-saving information, crime stories or, yes, even information about how to create a Facebook avatar.

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About the Authors:

Erica Hernandez is an Emmy award-winning journalist with15 years of experience in the broadcast news business. Erica has covered a wide array of stories all over Central and South Texas. She's currently the court reporter and cohost of the podcast Texas Crime Stories.

Julie Moreno has worked in local television news for more than 25 years. She came to KSAT as a news producer in 2000. After producing thousands of newscasts, she transitioned to the digital team in 2015. She writes on a wide variety of topics from breaking news to trending stories and manages KSAT’s daily digital content strategy.