||This article may contain an excessive amount of intricate detail that may only interest a specific audience. (March 2015)|
DeFranco at VidCon 2012
|Born||Philip Franchini, Jr.
December 1, 1985
The Bronx, New York
New York, US
|Height||6 ft. (1.83 m)|
|Residence||Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, US|
|Occupation||YouTube personality, Senior VP of Phil DeFranco Networks and Merchandise|
|Subscribers||3.4 million (sxephil), 910,000 (sxephil) (April 2015)|
|Total views||1.3 billion (sxephil), 130 million (PhilipDeFranco) (April 2015)|
|Network||Philip DeFranco Network & Merchandise
(Discovery Digital Networks)
|Subscriber and view counts updated as of April 2, 2015.|
Philip Franchini, Jr. or Philip Franchina (born December 1, 1985), better known by his stage name Philip DeFranco, his YouTube username "sxephil", or his online alias "PhillyD", is an American video blogger and YouTube personality. He is most notable for The Philip DeFranco Show, usually abbreviated PDS, a news show centered on current events, sex, politics, pop culture, and celebrity gossip in which he voices his opinion, often presented in a satirical manner and with frequent jump cuts to create a fast-paced feel. His network of channels has over two billion views, and over six million total subscribers, with his primary channel, sxephil, having accumulated over 3.4 million subscribers and 1.4 billion views, as of April 2015.
DeFranco registered his sxephil YouTube channel in 2006. Early into his YouTuber career, his audience led to his winning of various open access online polls. DeFranco also created various YouTube channels, including: PhilipDeFranco, a personal vlog-style channel, SourceFed, an original and Google funded YouTube channel, Additionally, SourceFed spawned a spinoff channel, SourceFed Nerd, as well. In 2013, DeFranco sold his channels to Discovery Digital Networks. Since then DeFranco has been involved in launching ForHumanPeoples, a channel based on his merchandise line of the same name, Super Panic Frenzy, a gaming channel featuring other personalities signed by Discovery Digital, and TheDeFrancos, a family vlogging channel.
Philip Franchini was born in The Bronx, New York, United States, and he has a step mother who works at a car dealership. He has been a student at the University of South Florida, a biology student at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, and later a junior at East Carolina University. In 2007, Phil was living in Florida, but more recently Atlanta. He also worked as a waiter in a number of restaurants while making videos in 2007. DeFranco lived in a car until moving back with his father in Tampa, Florida, on condition that he would return to college which he later failed to do.
2006–2011: Beginnings on YouTube
DeFranco began his YouTube career during his finals at East Carolina University when he created his sxephil YouTube channel. Despite not having any formal journalism training, he is notable for his staple show The Philip DeFranco Show, in which he talks about "newsie type stuff, and things that matter to him [today]."
Before the YouTube partner program was available, he has asked for donations from his viewers after claiming to have run out of money, and selling everything except his Mac, camera, and clothes and overdrawing his bank account so he could spend a night in a hotel as he found it too scary sleeping in a car in Brooklyn.
There are approximately 70 old videos that are unlisted or private as DeFranco finds them too embarrassing.
An online viewer census, from 2007, showed one third of his viewers are 16 and 17 year old girls. In the same year, DeFranco opened his second YouTube channel, "PhilipDeFranco", which includes a series of vlogs which he calls "The Vloggity". During August 2007, DeFranco conducted an experiment by uploading a video titled "Big Boobs and You", the videos thumbnail was just like the title, except it the image only flashed for split second. The rest of the video is DeFranco talking. It quickly became his most successful video at the time, with 1.8 million views. From then on he changed his content to sex, gossip, and news.
DeFranco used his large audience to win the Spore Creature Creator, a game promotion competition, and in doing so beat celebrities such as Stan Lee, Katy Perry, and Elijah Wood, among others. The winner's prize was to choose which charity would receive a donation of $15,000. He chose the PKD Foundation, an organization dedicated to fighting polycystic kidney disease (PKD), which he attributed to his family's history with the condition. Defranco's large online audience also enabled him to win Wired's Sexiest Geek of 2008 competition, a reader voted contest.
In 2009, he claimed in an interview to have a salary of over $250,000 from a number of sources on the Internet, not just YouTube, but later denied it in several videos. In February 2012, DeFranco claims he pays himself $100,000 a year, and reinvests the rest back into his company. He has been paid by companies to create videos to promote Carl's Jr.'s burgers, and the US television series Lie to Me and Fringe.
DeFranco was a founding member of The Station, but left only a few months after it was created. DeFranco also launched Like Totally Awesome, (LTA) where video reviews submitted by viewers are compiled into a single video. Reviews submitted cover movie, video game or a piece of technology. The show was run by Sarah Penna, the creator of the YouTube Multi-channel network, Big Frame. Early in his YouTube career, Penna aided DeFranco, securing him coverage in news articles & magazines, such as Fast Company. In March 2010, the sxephil channel surpassed 1 million subscribers. In July 2010, along with Toby Turner, DeFranco co-created, CuteWinFail, an online series which has been described by one ReadWrite writer as, "essentially the YouTube equivalent of America’s Funniest Home Videos."
In October 2008, DeFranco co-starred with Jessica Rose and Kevin Wu in Hooking Up, written and acted by Woody Tondorf as a promo from HBOLabs (the online arm of HBO). Hooking Up is a scripted 10-episode Web-based series set at a fictional university where the students spend most of their time emailing and using Facebook, but still manage to miscommunicate.
By the show's second day on YouTube, it had received more than 450,000 views, which for the time was considered a success. Bobbie Johnson of The Guardian said that many Web surfers had "scoffed at what they see as a cynical attempt to cash in."
2012–present: Creating a Network
In September 2012, it was reported that DeFranco receives almost 30 million views a month.
In January 2013, DeFranco announced that he would be meeting with United States Vice President Joe Biden to discuss the topic of gun laws. Google's official blog revealed that the two, along with Guy Kawasaki would be discussing in a Google+ Hangout. The discussion moderator was revealed to be PBS NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan. The following month, it was announced that DeFranco will be a guest judge on the second season of Internet Icon.
In May 2013, DeFranco's assets, including The Philip DeFranco Show and SourceFed, were acquired by Revision3, which itself was a subsidiary of Discovery Digital Networks. Upon the acquisition, DeFranco became added as an exec of Revision3, the Senior VP of a new Revision3 subsidiary, Phil DeFranco Networks and Merchandise. DeFranco spoke with Jon Erlichman about his partnership with Revision3 following the deal. In October 2013, as part of his new network, DeFranco launched another channel, ForHumanPeoples.
In November 2013, DeFranco was a special guest a live pre-show simulcast for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary from YouTube Space LA. Additionally, DeFranco has organized live shows and meetup events in locations such as Arizona, Los Angeles, and Toronto.
DeFranco aspired to have launched channels within his network by the end of 2013, though due to, "the logistical complications of joining Discovery, adding staff and strategizing the future," those plans did not materialize. DeFranco later planned 2014 to be the year that he would begin launching new channels. This once again did not fall through, although in 2015, DeFranco was involved in the launching of Super Panic Frenzy, a gaming network, including a YouTube channel and a Twitch live-stream show. In addition, DeFranco launched a family vlogging channel, The DeFranco Fam, in March 2015.
DeFranco had The Philip DeFranco Show and SourceFed nominated for awards in the 3rd installment of the Streamy Awards. The PDS was nominated for Best First-Person Series and Best News and Culture Series. SourceFed was also nominated for Best News and Culture Series, as well as Best Live Series. SourceFed's #PDSLive 2012 Election Night Coverage was nominated for Best Live Event.
DeFranco, along with SourceFed co-hosts, Elliott Morgan and Meg Turney, joined journalists at the 2012 Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention as part of YouTube's "Elections Hub". Later, in May 2013, SourceFed Nerd, a branch of SourceFed, was launched.
DeFranco's merchandise line is ForHumanPeoples. The line's website was launched by DeFranco in 2011, two years before DeFranco launched a YouTube channel based on the clothing line. Like SourceFed, and its Nerd spinoff, the FHP channel is part of DeFranco's network.
In October 2013, the FHP channel uploaded a video pairing Joe Bereta's daughter, Hayden Bereta, with designer Cory Nakamura, and the Generosity Water charity. The video features Hayden Bereta drawing a superhero design, at the instruction of Elliott Morgan, which was then transferred into a shirt design, with proceeds from shirt sales going to the charity.
DeFranco opened his personal channel, under the YouTube username, PhilipDeFranco, on September 19, 2007. Initially, the channel was used for behind-the-scenes for his main series, but now it serves as a channel where DeFranco vlogs about life events, such as announcing his first child's then upcoming birth.
The series is part of Phil DeFranco Networks & Merchandise, a subsidiary of Discovery Digital Networks'. The Vloggity is a video blog, or "vlog", style show. In May 2013, The Vloggity, along with DeFranco's other assets at the time, were acquired by Revision3.
Due to joining YouTube in 2006 and soon gaining a sizable audience on the website, DeFranco has been described by Lucas Shaw of TheWrap as, " one of the first video bloggers to find success on YouTube, and has since built ," as well as having an, "entrepreneurial spirit and understanding of YouTube." David Cornell of The Inquisitr News writes that DeFranco is, "one of the leading sources of news," on YouTube, later adding, "Philip DeFranco is a YouTube success story." Alex Iansiti of Huffington Post noted, "The Philip DeFranco Show is a great example of a media company to sprout out of YouTube." The Los Angeles Times has described DeFranco as, "the Walter Cronkite for the YouTube generation who generates hundreds of headlines in under 10 minutes." Sarah Kessler of Fast Company has referred to DeFranco as his generation's, "Jon Stewart, if not Rupert Murdoch and News Corp."
Politically, he is a libertarian. Additionally, DeFranco announced he would vote for Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson in the 2012 U.S. presidential election. DeFranco has admitted that he has used marijuana in the past, stating, "I have a prescription and I take it to sleep. Also if it makes the movie I'm falling asleep to 10x funnier, that is a side effect I am ok with." DeFranco has described his political views as, "fiscally conservative, socially liberal, for the most part." He has also stated that he was raised in the Roman Catholic church, but in April 2013, he identified as an agnostic. However more recently, on December 3, 2013, DeFranco stated he was an atheist.
As of 2015, DeFranco lives in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles with his wife, Lindsay Jordan Doty, their son Philip "Trey" DeFranco III, and their two Yorkshire Terriers, Rookie and Ace. DeFranco proposed to Doty, then his longtime girlfriend, on August 16, 2013 at his "DeFranco Loves Dat AZ" show in Tempe, Arizona. The proposal was set up by a question from the audience to Lindsay, asking if she thought she and DeFranco would ever marry. DeFranco responded by proposing to Lindsay on stage. Lindsay said "yes" just when her parents appeared on the stage. On October 8, 2013, DeFranco and Doty announced they were expecting their first child in April. On October 16, they revealed the sex of their firstborn to be male. Their son, named Philip "Trey" DeFranco III, was born on April 22, 2014.DeFranco and Doty's wedding took place on March 7, 2015, and was noted for being amply captured on social media. Fellow YouTube personality Michael Buckley officiated the ceremony.
Awards and nominations
|2008||Philip DeFranco||Sexiest Geek||Wired magazine||Won|||
|2010||Best Vlogger||2nd Streamy Awards||Nominated|||
|2013||The Philip DeFranco Show||Best News Series||2nd IAWTV Awards||Won|||
|Best Writing (Non-Fiction)||Nominated|||
|Best First-Person Series||3rd Streamy Awards||Nominated|||
|Best News and Culture Series||Won|||
|Audience Choice for Best Series of the Year||Won|||
|Best Live Series||Nominated|||
|SourceFed: #PDSLive 2012 Election Night Coverage||Best Live Event||Nominated|||
|2014||The Philip DeFranco Show||Audience Choice for Best Show of the Year||4th Streamy Awards||Nominated|||
|SourceFed||News and Current Events||Won|||
|Audience Choice for Best Show of the Year||Nominated|||
- DeFranco, Philip (August 28, 2012). "Also for the 3 of...". Facebook. Retrieved November 23, 2012.
DeFranco is what I started telling people when they kept butchering my real last name which is Franchini pronounced Fran-keeny.
- Ratner, Andrew (September 23, 2007). "For 1 college video blogger, it's a really strange trip". The Baltimore Sun. Archived from the original on September 23, 2007. Retrieved March 24, 2012.
- "sxephil about". sxephil. YouTube. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
- "About PhillyD.tv". Archived from the original on April 12, 2009.
- "Philip DeFranco about". Facebook. Retrieved June 12, 2013.
- DeFranco, Philip (January 31, 2012). Whats New, PKD, and Things n Stuff.
my stepmum for the longest time ever to come out here for .. she works for a car dealership
- "YouTubers Try a Different Forum: Real Life". The Washington Post. September 10, 2007.
- DeFranco, Philip. "sXePhil – MySpace". Archived from the original on February 19, 2007. Retrieved January 7, 2009.
- "Philip DeFranco is sxephil". Suicide Girls. January 2, 2009. Retrieved April 4, 2009.
- Chmielewski, Dawn C. (August 28, 2012). "YouTube gives wacky anchorman Philip DeFranco greater exposure". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 28, 2012.
- DeFranco, Philip (March 16, 2010). Oh Geeze I havent come up with a video title yet. The Philip DeFranco Show (YouTube). Retrieved October 23, 2013.
- "sxephil YouTube profile". sxephil. YouTube. September 15, 2006. Retrieved July 11, 2003.
- Eigenheer, Michelle (September 11, 2012). "Webshows that make you smarter". The Louisville Cardinal. Retrieved September 21, 2012.
- "PhillyD.tv". Archived from the original on July 12, 2007. Retrieved July 13, 2012.
- DeFranco, Philip (September 8, 2010). Philip DeFranco vs. Douchey Past Philip DeFranco. The Vloggity (YouTube). Retrieved July 27, 2013.
My main channel says I have 560 videos, when I actually have about 630
- Trachtenberg, Lance (June 1, 2012). "The Vloggity: Intelligent Venting". Placevine. Retrieved March 5, 2013.
- Sarno, David (October 14, 2007). "The bait is sexy; be prepared for a switch". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 23, 2012.
- Terdiman, Daniel (September 2, 2008). "Celebrities get their chance to make 'Spore' creatures". CNET. Archived from the original on April 6, 2015. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
- Wallace, Lewis (December 31, 2008). "Sexiest Geeks of 2008, as Voted by Wired.com Readers". Wired. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
- Cohen, Joshua (February 10, 2012). "Phil DeFranco Pays Himself $100K a Year". Tubefilter. Retrieved September 1, 2012.
- Zeplin, Philip (July 2, 2013). NovelConcept "How much money does YouTubers make?". Novel Concept. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
- DeFranco, Philip (June 3, 2009). iJustine Punched me in the Face!!. The Philip DeFranco Show (YouTube). Retrieved July 9, 2013.
- Burkitt, Laurie (August 24, 2009). "Brands Flock to Niche Video Networks". Forbes. Archived from the original on September 18, 2012.
- "Hitviews Tapped by FOX to Market 'Fringe' and 'Lie to Me'". PR Newswire. Retrieved December 25, 2013.
- Miller, Liz Shannon (January 13, 2010). "Philip DeFranco Brings Together Aspiring YouTubers for Like Totally Awesome". GigaOM. Retrieved September 1, 2012.
- Eördögh, Fruzsina (July 18, 2012). "Sarah Penna: The Most Influential New Media Entrepreneur You've Never Heard Of". ReadWrite. Retrieved January 18, 2014.
- Laporte, Nicole (March 18, 2013). "How Digital Agent Sarah Penna Makes Hollywood and YouTube Click". Fast Company. Retrieved January 18, 2014.
- Borden, Mark (May 1, 2010). "The Mekanism Guarantee: They Engineer Virality". Fast Comapny. Retrieved January 18, 2014.
- "sxephil channel Archive (March 26, 2010)". sxpehil. YouTube. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
- Eördögh, Fruzsina (December 6, 2012). "Web Celebrity Toby Turner Fired From His Own Show: Has YouTube Gone Corporate?". ReadWrite. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
- Wallenstein, Andrew (September 8, 2008). "HBO offshoot launches Web video series". Reuters. Retrieved September 27, 2008.
- Learmonth, Michael (September 8, 2008). "Looking For An Online Hit, HBO Tries A Bunch Of YouTube Cewebrities". Silicon Alley Insider. Archived from the original on January 22, 2015. Retrieved September 27, 2008.
- "NTV Rerun: What Constitutes an Online Hit?". GigaOM. September 24, 2008. Retrieved January 22, 2015.
- Russo, Maria (October 3, 2008). "Hooking Up: When YouTube stars get all cleaned up?". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on May 2, 2009. Retrieved June 4, 2009.
- Johnson, Bobbie (October 6, 2008). "The rise and rise of the YouTube generation, and how adults can help". The Guardian (London). Retrieved October 8, 2008.
- Baldwin, Drew (January 6, 2012). "Exclusive: Revision3 Exec On Signing Philip DeFranco". Tubefilter. Retrieved September 9, 2012.
- Wallenstein, Andrew (January 5, 2012). "Revision3 signs Philip DeFranco". Variety. Retrieved September 9, 2012.
- Shapiro, Evan (October 2, 2012). "We Have Watched 2,100 Years of 'Gangnam Style'". Huffington Post. Retrieved October 3, 2012.
- Mahoney, Sarah (September 28, 2012). "Can One TV Brand Reach 10 Billion Devices?". MediaPost. Retrieved October 1, 2012.
- Holbrook, Damian (August 16, 2012). "Phil DeFranco Bites Into Shark Week". TV Guide. Retrieved September 1, 2012.
- Newsome, Brad (December 6, 2012). "Pay TV: Thursday, December 6". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved December 16, 2012.
- DeFranco, Philip (January 23, 2013). MAN SHOOTS D*CK OFF WITH OWN GUN!!. The Philip DeFranco Show (YouTube). Retrieved January 24, 2013.
- Raghavan, Ramya (January 23, 2013). "Fireside Hangouts: Join Vice President Biden in a discussion about gun violence". Google Official Blog. Blogspot. Retrieved January 24, 2013.
- Cohen, Joshua (January 23, 2012). "Phil DeFranco To Discuss Gun Control With Vice President Joe Biden". Tubefilter. Retrieved January 24, 2012.
- Lanning, Carly (February 12, 2013). "Ryan Higa On ‘Internet Icon’ Season Two and Being YouTube’s #3 Most Subscribed [INTERVIEW]". New Media Rockstars. Retrieved March 5, 2013.
- Spangler, Todd (May 30, 2013). "Discovery’s Revision3 Snaps Up Phil DeFranco’s YouTube Network". Variety. Retrieved January 9, 2014.
- Shaw, Lucas (July 31, 2013). "Phil DeFranco Was Ready to Give Up on YouTube – Until Google Gave Him Money". TheWrap. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
- Gutelle, Sam (May 30, 2013). "Revision3 Acquires Philip DeFranco’s Assets, Adds DeFranco As Exec". Tubefilter. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
- Millar, DiAngelea (May 30, 2013). "Philip DeFranco goes from Web host to network exec". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
- "Revision3 Lands Philip DeFranco's Content". Bloomberg. May 31, 2013. Retrieved June 14, 2013.
- Gutelle, Sam (October 9, 2013). "Philip Defranco Debuts ForHumanPeoples Channel To Showcase Cool Stuff". Tubefilter. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
- Spangler, Todd (November 19, 2013). "BBC America Slates ‘Doctor Who’ YouTube Live Simulcast to Promote 50th Anniversary Show". Variety. Retrieved December 2, 2013.
- Gutelle, Sam (August 7, 2013). "Phil DeFranco Headed To Phoenix, Arizona For Live Show". Tubefilter. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
- Gutelle, Sam (October 1, 2014). "Vimeo On Demand Offers Philip DeFranco’s Los Angeles Live Show". Tubefilter. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
- Garwol, Deanna (October 23, 2014). "A fan meets her favorite YouTube star". The Buffalo News. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
- Shaw, Lucas (October 10, 2013). "YouTube Pioneer Phil DeFranco to Launch First New Channel for Discovery (Exclusive)". TheWrap. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
- Brown, Molly (March 20, 2015). "Amazon's Twitch adding Discovery's 'Super Panic Frenzy’ gaming platform Monday". GeekWire. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
- Brouwer, Bree (March 16, 2015). "Discovery Debuts Gaming Network Super Panic Frenzy, Hosts Launch Giveaway". Tubefilter. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
- HI! and see you soon!. The DeFranco Fam (YouTube). March 25, 2015. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
- Newton, Casey (February 6, 2012). "YouTube’s Phil DeFranco building an empire". The Technology Chronicles (San Francisco Gate). Retrieved May 24, 2012.
- "Philip DeFranco's latest YouTube venture is a hit". Daily Dot. January 30, 2012. Retrieved May 24, 2012.
- Eördögh, Fruzsina (August 2, 2012). "YouTube Premium Channel SourceFed Racks Up 500,000 Subscribers". Readwrite. Retrieved July 9, 2013.
- "3RD ANNUAL NOMINEES". Streamys. Retrieved January 20, 2013.
- Perigard, Mark (August 24, 2012). "YouTube launches ‘hub’ dedicated to ’round-the clock campaign coverage". Boston Herald. Retrieved September 1, 2012.
- Meredith, Leslie (August 23, 2012). "YouTube launches 2012 elections hub". Fox News. Retrieved September 1, 2012.
- Cohen, Joshua (May 16, 2013). "SourceFed Launches Spinoff YouTube Channel, SourceFed Nerd". Tubefilter. Retrieved December 25, 2013.
- Gutelle, Sam (October 9, 2013). "Philip Defranco Debuts ForHumanPeoples Channel To Showcase Cool Stuff". Tubefilter. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
- Gutelle, Sam (October 28, 2013). "ForHumanPeoples Tackles World Thirst…Through Kids". Tubefilter. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
- "Kid by Design Battles World Thirst with Generosity Water". ForHumanPeoples. YouTube. October 28, 2013. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
- "PhilipDeFranco about". PhilipDeFranco. YouTube. Retrieved July 11, 2013.
- Gutelle, Sam (October 8, 2013). "Philip Defranco Uses YouTube To Announce He’s Going To Be A Dad". Tubefilter. Retrieved January 9, 2014.
- "Discovery’s Revision3 Buys Philip DeFranco’s YouTube Ventures". Deadline Hollywood. Deadline. May 30, 2013. Retrieved January 9, 2014.
- Cornell, David (August 18, 2013). "YouTube Proposal: Philip DeFranco Pops The Question [Video]". The Inquisitr News. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
- Iansiti, Alex (February 28, 2015). "The Internet Ate My Newspaper". Huffington Post. Retrieved April 3, 2015.
- "Behind the scenes at YouTube's "The Philip DeFranco Show"". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 3, 2015.
- Kessler, Sarah (August 4, 2014). "Inside YouTube's Fame Factory". Fast Company. Retrieved April 3, 2015.
- Wampfler, Josiah (October 1, 2012). "Philip Defranco Comes out In Support of Gary Johnson". Daily Paul. Retrieved October 23, 2012.
- DeFranco, Philip (September 30, 2012). The Lazy, The Liars, and The Misinformed. The Philip DeFranco Show (YouTube). Retrieved October 23, 2012.
- "IAMA Philip DeFranco Type Person AMA". Reddit. September 21, 2012. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
- DeFranco, Philip (January 21, 2015). Giving Back vs. Keeping Mine. The Vloggity (YouTube). Retrieved January 22, 2015.
- DeFranco, Philip (April 30, 2013). SKINNY VS CURVY, BAMFs & D-BAGS. The Philip DeFranco Show (YouTube). Retrieved May 2, 2013.
- DeFranco, Philip (December 3, 2013). IDIOT ROBBER SHOT. THEN IT GETS EVEN FUNNIER. The Philip DeFranco Show (YouTube). Retrieved December 25, 2013.
- "PhillyD Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved June 23, 2014.
- 2 dogs, one Phil. PhilipDeFranco (YouTube). July 13, 2009. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
- Gutelle, Sam (August 19, 2013). "Philip Defranco Proposed To His Girlfriend In Front Of 600 Fans". Tubefilter. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
- "Philip DeFranco, YouTube Personality, Proposes To Girlfriend During 'DeFranco Does Arizona' Show (VIDEO)". Huffington Post. August 20, 2013. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
- DeFranco, Philip (October 8, 2013). I'm Going to Be a Dad. The Vloggity (YouTube). Retrieved October 23, 2013.
- Gutelle, Sam (October 8, 2013). "Philip Defranco Uses YouTube To Announce He’s Going To Be A Dad". Tubefilter. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
- DeFranco, Philip (April 22, 2014). "Welcome to the world 8 lbs 11 oz #BabyDeFranco". Twitter. Retrieved April 23, 2014.
- Votta, Rae (March 10, 2015). "YouTube royalty Phil DeFranco and Lindsay Doty tie the knot". The Daily Dot. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
- Klima, Jeff (March 25, 2015). "Philip DeFranco Wedding Video Is On YouTube". New Media Rockstars. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
- "2nd Annual Nominees & Winners". Streamys. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
- "2013 IAWTV Awards Winners". International Academy of Web Television. January 9, 2013. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
- "Break Out The Award Polish And Kleenex: The IAWTV Award Nominees Are In". New Media Rockstars. November 12, 2012. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
- "4th Annual Streamy Awards Nominees". Streamys. Retrieved April 5, 2015.