Trisha Hershberger

American YouTuber, vlogger, and television host
Trisha Hershberger
Trisha Hershberger headshot.png
Personal information
BornTrisha Lyn Hershberger
(1982-09-15) September 15, 1982 (age 40)
YouTube information
  • Trisha Hershberger
Years active2010–present
  • Gaming
  • Technology
  • DIY
  • Vlog
Total views16.8 million[1]
Associated acts
Creator Awards
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers

Last updated: August 18, 2022

Trisha Lyn Hershberger (born September 15, 1982),[2][3] is an American YouTuber, vlogger, and television host.

Her online career has seen her appear on various YouTube channels and websites, particularly those in the nerd culture niche. Often times in a hosting role, she often discusses video gaming-, technology-, and tabletop gaming-related topics.[4][5][6][7]

Early and personal life

Hershberger was born on September 15, 1982, and grew up in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania. While growing up, she developed an interest in video games, technology, and DIY.[8] After her parents banned her from using consoles, she taught herself to modify her family's home PC so that she could play video games.[8]

She won the Miss Pennsylvania Coed Pageant in 2002.[3] A theater major, Hershberger expressed she went to school for entertainment, stating that "I liked performing. I knew that I liked being public-facing."[8]

Hershberger has also been noted to enjoy cosplaying and pin-up modelling.[9]

Hosting and YouTube career

Hershberger blended her enthusiasm for technology and background in theater after she "got out to Los Angeles and tripped and fell into YouTube."[8] She created her YouTube channel in August 2010.[10] In 2011, while in Los Angeles, she appeared on stage.[11]

Originally named "nerdychick5",[12] her YouTube channel is now eponymously named.[10] On it, she uploads vlogging and gaming content. Many of her vlogs are part of her series The Naked Truth, in which she vlogs while nude.[13][14] In addition to creating content on YouTube and Facebook, Hershberger is also a streamer on Twitch.[15] Hershberger owns and operates her own production company, which has created content for clients such as TwitchGaming and Amazon.[16][15]

2012–2015: SourceFed and SourceFed Nerd

In 2012, Hershberger became a host on SourceFed, a YouTube channel discussing news and pop culture topics. The channel found early success, reaching one million subscribers the following year.[17] During her tenure on SourceFed, the channel also won multiple Streamy Awards, including an Audience Choice for Series of the Year in 2013.[18]

Hershberger was also a host on its sister channel, SourceFed Nerd.[17] Launched in May 2013, the channel covered news and topics related to gaming and technology, as opposed to general news, politics, and pop culture covered on the main SourceFed channel. When gaming and technology industry conventions were held, the Nerd channel sent some of its hosting personalities to cover news from the convention.[19] Hershberger was a frequent on-field reporter, as well as generally associated with discussing tech news.[19][20]

In 2014, she covered Discovery's FinFest 2014 event for SourceFed Nerd during Shark Week.[21] Later in the year, she made an appearance on Hot Pepper Gaming, a YouTube channel, in which she reviewed Neverending Nightmares.[12] In March 2015, FHM noted Hershberger among a few "nerdy" personalities as representing a change in voting behavior on their 100 Sexiest Women in the World list.[13]

Also in March, Hershberger announced on her YouTube channel that she would be leaving SourceFed.[22] In March 2017, Hershberger made an appearance on SourceFed's final episode of Table Talk, prior to the channel being made defunct.[23]

2015–present: Various hosting roles

Hershberger in 2019

Following her departure from SourceFed, Hershberger found work as a host and content creator for various channels, shows, and websites. In April 2015, she guest hosted an episode of DC All Access.[24] Later that year, she began working for The Escapist, a video game magazine and website, as an on-camera personality.[22] While working with the magazine, she hosted Take My Money, a series hosted on their website.[9][25] Also in 2015, Hershberger appeared on Beat the Clock, a game series uploaded by the Buzzr YouTube channel and hosted by her former SourceFed colleague Elliott Morgan.[26] In June, Hershberger interviewed many YouTube personalities who attended VidCon.[27][28]

In 2016, she made an appearance on IGN's web talk show, Up at Noon Live![4]

Hershberger was a participant on HyperRPG's four-part tabletop role-playing game series based on The Banner Saga, which streamed on Twitch in 2018.[5]

In 2019, Hershberger noted that she was hosting shows for Kingston Technology, Newegg, Geek & Sundry, and Nerdist.[6] During the year, she hosted an episode of You Know That Scene, a series produced by Focus Features for distribution on Facebook.[6]

In 2021, she spoke with WGVU-FM and WAFF about tech products.[29][30]

Nintendo partnered with Hershberger and other Twitch streamers in October 2021 to promote their Metroid Dread title.[15] In 2022, Amazon Prime partnered with IGN to live stream a Q&A watch party for The Boys Presents: Diabolical, which Hershberger hosted.[31]


  1. ^ a b "About Trisha Hershberger". YouTube.
  2. ^ @thatgrltrish (September 15, 2020). "One more year down & another year wiser... kinda lol Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who reached out today. I rarely make a big deal out of my birthday so the fact that so many friends did this year, esp when I've been feeling more down than usual, was really special 🥺 TYSM 🙏❤️" (Tweet). Retrieved August 18, 2022 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ a b Coughlin, Matt (August 7, 2002). "Schwenksville teen take home the crown". Retrieved August 18, 2022.
  4. ^ a b "Naked Video Game Characters, Indy 5 & Bootleg Star Wars Toys - Up At Noon Live". IGN. March 18, 2016. Retrieved August 18, 2022.
  5. ^ a b Minotti, Mike (July 19, 2018). "The Banner Saga is getting a tabletop RPG series". VentureBeat. Retrieved August 18, 2022.
  6. ^ a b c "Trisha Hershberger Takes Us Behind "That Scene"". Focus Features. January 16, 2019. Retrieved August 18, 2022.
  7. ^ Klein, Dave; James, Lucy (August 7, 2022). "I Heart Final Fantasy VII (ft. The Completionist, Maximilian Dood, and More!)". Gamespot. Retrieved August 18, 2022.
  8. ^ a b c d Chansanchai, Athima (April 9, 2020). "DIYer and TV host Trisha Hershberger's journey through gaming keeps evolving". Microsoft. Retrieved August 18, 2022.
  9. ^ a b Kerzner, Liana (November 17, 2015). "How Cosplay Can Help You Be Brave". The Escapist. Retrieved August 18, 2022.
  10. ^ a b "Trisha Hershberger's YouTube Stats (Summary Profile)". Social Blade. Retrieved August 18, 2022.
  11. ^ Sierra, Gabrielle (May 25, 2011). "THE POOR OF NEW YORK Plays The Lonny Chapman Theatre June 3". Broadway World. Retrieved August 18, 2022.
  12. ^ a b "Trisha Hershberger Burned By Hot Pepper Gaming". NewMediaRockstars. October 27, 2014. Retrieved August 18, 2022.
  13. ^ a b Atkin, Elizabeth (May 24, 2015). "Jessica Nigri, Meg Turney and 5 other unbelievably sexy geeks taking over 100 Sexiest 2015". FHM. Archived from the original on March 26, 2015. Retrieved August 18, 2022.
  14. ^ "Trisha Hershberger Gets 'Naked' Over Sexist Double Standards". NewMediaRockstars. November 5, 2014. Retrieved August 18, 2022.
  15. ^ a b c "Watch popular Twitch streamers take on the Metroid Dread Bounty Hunter Challenge". October 6, 2021. Retrieved August 18, 2022.
  16. ^ "Trisha Hershberger | Streamer, Influencer & Host Personality". Newegg. Retrieved August 18, 2022.
  17. ^ a b Gutelle, Sam (August 15, 2013). "YouTube Millionaires: SourceFed's Audience Is Larger Than Djibouti". Tubefilter. Retrieved August 18, 2022.
  18. ^ "SourceFed | YouTube Personalities". NewMediaRockstars. February 28, 2013. Retrieved August 18, 2022.
  19. ^ a b CEA Staff (February 7, 2014). "See What Phil DeFranco and Trisha Hershberger Thought of the 2014 CES". CEA News Blog. Computer Electronics Association. Retrieved January 9, 2015.
  20. ^ Esqueda, Ashley (January 7, 2015). "Tomorrow Daily 108: A drone dance, 'WTF of CES 2015' with Sourcefed's Trisha Hershberger, and more". CNET. Retrieved January 9, 2015.
  21. ^ Gutelle, Sam (August 15, 2014). "Countdown: Top 7 Shark Week Videos On YouTube". Tubefilter. Retrieved August 18, 2022.
  22. ^ a b "Trisha Hershberger is Leaving SourceFed". NewMediaRockstars. March 25, 2015. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  23. ^ Gutelle, Sam (March 20, 2017). "Discovery-Backed Group Nine Media To Shut Down Philip DeFranco's SourceFed Among Massive Shift". Tubefilter. Retrieved August 18, 2022.
  24. ^ "DC All Access - Top 10 Character Redesigns". DC Comics. April 10, 2015. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  25. ^ "Trisha's Take My Money Gift Guide". The Escapist. November 25, 2015. Retrieved August 18, 2022.
  26. ^ Brouwer, Bree (April 30, 2015). "Buzzr Debuts Elliott Morgan-Hosted 'Beat The Clock' Game Show Series". Tubefilter. Retrieved August 18, 2022.
  27. ^ Price, Lydia (July 17, 2015). "Where Your Favorite YouTubers Will Be at VidCon". People. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  28. ^ Robinson, Will; Clark, Noelene (July 24, 2015). "VidCon: Felicia Day says 'Supernatural' stars are 'the most handsome humans ever'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved August 18, 2022.
  29. ^ Irwin, Shelley (August 31, 2021). "Trisha Hershberger". WGVU News. Retrieved August 18, 2022.
  30. ^ Mahan, Anna (December 15, 2021). "The best tech gifts this holiday season". WAFF. Retrieved August 18, 2022.
  31. ^ Bankhurst, Adam (March 4, 2022). "How to Watch The Boys Presents: Diabolical Q&A Watch Party". IGN. Retrieved August 18, 2022.
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