Taryn Southern is a content creator, digital strategist, VR/AR enthusiast, and internet personality whose videos have received more than 700 million views online. Recently featured in the 2016 Hollywood issue of Vanity fair as a YouTuber to watch, Taryn has produced and hosted digital series and campaigns for The Today Show (Self Help for Your Digital Soul), Conde Nast (The Single Life), Marriott (Do Not Disturb), MovieTickets.com (Movie Therapy), Maker Studios (Party Fun Times), Vimeo Originals (Searching for Katie), Snapchat, and YouTube. She was also a host on shows for MTV, VH1, and G4 and The X Factor pre-show (NBC). Her YouTube channels currently have more than 500,000 subscribers.
On television, Taryn was a host for Discovery Channel’s first late night series (Shark After Dark), VH1 (countdown series), and pre-shows for NBC’s The X Factor and The Golden Globes. She’s also co-hosted the live red carpet pre-shows for The Oscars, The American Music Awards, The Grammys, and movie premieres like Twilight and The Hunger Games.
Now an active digital content creator and strategist, her latest endeavor, Tribe of Good, is a social impact VR and digital production company focused on telling the stories of organizations and innovators using technology for good. Current projects include campaigns for the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Wish of A Lifetime, and Mott’s Children’s Hospital as well as partnerships with the Viveport Developer Awards and Samsung Solve for Tomorrow campaign. Tribe of Good also mobilizes VR enthusiasts to senior homes, homeless shelters, and hospitals to offer free VR entertainment for people suffering from psychological or physiological impairment.
As an advisor, Taryn is on the board of Tubular Labs and the YouTube Creator VR Board, where she provides critical feedback and testing for Google product teams. She’s been featured in People, Forbes, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Adweek, and more.
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