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JOSH WITTENKELLER

Josh Wittenkeller, better known by his online persona “TheJWittz,” is a YouTube personality, a Pokemon Master, and 2009 GCHS alum.  An avid, life-long video game lover, Josh grew up in the Pokemon heyday and its subsequent retro-cool resurgence.  Josh is a self-proclaimed “nerd” who has turned his childhood passion into a successful career; after graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Media & Cinema Studies, Josh took a risk and decided to try making YouTube videos full time.  His YouTube channel now boasts over 1.2 million subscribers, and Josh spends 50-60 hours per week writing and revising scripts, directing video shoots, and editing raw footage for his channel. As an active member of a vast internet gaming community, Josh was invited to provide commentary for the internationally televised Pokemon World Championships in 2013, and Josh’s legion of fans voted to earn him a place on the hit TBS show “King of the Nerds” in 2014.

Presenter: 2015