Marshall University graduate and Huntington native Griffin McElroy has been named to Forbes magazine's 30 Under 30 list for media for 2017.
According to Forbes, McElroy, who is a 29-year-old who lives in Austin, Texas, was chosen for his work as the founding editor of Polygon, Vox's video game website, as well as for his weekly podcasts.
"This is such a tremendous, humbling honor," McElroy said in an email. "I can’t believe I was considered, let along chosen for this list. I’ve often joked about making it on the 30 Under 30 for some of the sillier podcast and video stuff I’ve made throughout my career — the fact that it actually happened is kind of mind-boggling. I’m really grateful to Forbes for including me, and to everyone who’s been so supportive of the stuff that me and my family get to make."
At Polygon, McElroy oversees video content, including several weekly series like Monster Factory, which boasts over 2.5 million views on YouTube. He also produces and co-hosts four podcasts. The most popular, "My Brother, My Brother and Me," is hosted by McElroy and his two brothers, Justin and Travis McElroy.
It reached over 3.5 million streams in November and is currently being developed into a television show that will begin airing on Seeso, a new online subscription-based streaming comedy channel launched by NBC/Universal, on Feb. 23.
McElroy is the son of the Huntington radio and stage personality Clint McElroy, and the late Leslie McElroy.
The Forbes 30 Under 30 judges were Pete Cashmore, the founder of Mashable; Jim Bankoff, the CEO of Vox Media; Kate Lee, head of content development, Medium; and Shane Smith, co-founder of Vice Media.
The featured honoree of Forbes list was Lonely Planet CEO Daniel Houghton.
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