Former Buzzfeed producer Chris Reinacher is launching today his very own YouTube channel in partnership with AwesomenessTV.
Reinacher, who joined BuzzFeed in 2013 and co-created and appeared in countless popular series including Misheard Lyrics and The Taste Buds Food Adventures, resigned from the company last June — an hour after BuzzFeed Motion Pictures president Ze Frank issued a memo to staffers stating that employees couldn’t work on outside projects without permission, and reiterating that BuzzFeed owned all content created during their tenure.
In addition to his new YouTube channel, which already counts 3,500 subscribers, and which will release new videos every week, Reinacher is working on a sketch comedy show called You People with his writing partner, Sterling Brim. He also serves as a producing partner at Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Productions.
Reinacher just signed with WME, and is also repped by management company Anonymous Content.
Reinacher joins fellow BuzzFeed alums Safiya Nygaard and Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin — each of whom has departed the viral publishing company to launch their own YouTube channel. Check out a channel trailer for Reinacher’s new venture — featuring an appearance by former BuzzFeed staffer and frequent collaborator Brittany Ashley, who was fired for appearing in a non-BuzzFeed web series last June — right here: