Megan LeeAnn "Meg" Turney (born March 12, 1987) is an American internet personality, cosplayer, model, and vlogger. She became an internet personality through her hosting work, formerly with SourceFed and Rooster Teeth's The Know. She also maintains a personal YouTube channel where she posts weekly vlogs. In addition to her work with online media, Turney has also earned notability for her cosplaying at various conventions such as Comic-Con.
Career beginnings and SourceFed (2012–2014)
During her early years of her online media career, Turney hosted event coverage for deviantART and appeared as a featured host on CraveOnline's TechKnow show. In July 2012, Turney would break through as an online media host, making her debut appearance on SourceFed, alongside Steve Zaragoza, in which the two discussed Star Wars, Comic-Con, and cosplaying. Later that year Turney was alongside Elliott Morgan and Philip DeFranco during SourceFed's videos for YouTube's "Election Hub." In February 2013, Turney and her SourceFed co-hosts won an Audience Choice Streamy Award for Series of the Year. Along with being a co-host of the channel, Turney was also a writer for the SourceFed website. Turney would remain a host of the channel, as well as its Nerd spinoff, until April 2014, when she announced she would be leaving SourceFed.
During her time with SourceFed, Turney appeared as a host of other series including the AMA's On Demand, as well as Nerdist News. Additionally, in August 2013, Turney discussed Hollywood portrayals about life on Mars, alongside Bobak Ferdowsi, Matt Mira, and Kevin Lieber.
Rooster Teeth (2014–2016)
After departing SourceFed, Turney was announced as a new host for Rooster Teeth's news channel, The Know, on May 30, 2014. On joining Rooster Teeth, Turney claimed, "They have been pioneers in the industry for many years, and their level of originality and just plain fun in their content is unmatched in the space." On June 1, 2014, Turney made her first appearance on The Know. In July 2014, Rooster Teeth distributed the music video for "Did I Say That Out Loud?" by Barenaked Ladies, in which Turney portrays the exasperated girlfriend of Gavin Free's character. In August 2014, Turney began co-hosting The Know It All: Leaderboard, a collaborative series between Rooster Teeth and The Daily Dot. Turney also voiced Neon Katt in the animated series RWBY, and was a regular host on The Patch, Rooster Teeth's weekly gaming podcast. On June 27, 2016 Turney announced that she had left Rooster Teeth on good terms.
Turney was involved in a controversy when live streaming video website Twitch.tv updated its rules of conduct telling users to not shoot videos in "lingerie, swimsuits, pasties, and undergarments". Some news websites reported that Turney was the first user banned for violating the updated rules of conduct. Turney clarified on Twitter, stating, "Dear everyone writing articles saying I was banned from Twitch, I wasn't. I've never been banned. I was told to change my picture," adding "while we're on the subject I've never done any 'sexy broadcasts'. I've never even streamed from that account." Additionally, Turney also provided her opinion that the rule was not unfair to women, but just unfair in general, stating, "If someone has a big push-up bra and a low-cut shirt while they play [League of Legends] or a guy streams shirtless, who cares?"
Cosplaying and modeling
Through a friend's invitation to Ushicon 1, Turney was introduced to cosplaying and anime conventions in 2002. Since then, Turney has become recognized for her cosplaying, in addition to her online media career; Gamer Headlines described Turney as being, "known for her high quality cosplay and saucy lingerie photos." Turney's Princess Leia, Faye Valentine, and Psycho cosplays have been particularly noted by various online publications. In June 2014, Turney's notability as a cosplayer allowed her to appear on the Syfy series Heroes of Cosplay.
Having worked with various photographers, Turney also has experience modeling. In January 2015, Playboy ranked Turney at #10 on their "25 Hottest YouTube Stars" listing. In April 2015, FHM placed Turney at #20 on their annual "100 Sexiest Women in the World" list.
Turney has openly spoken about her bisexuality with her audience. In a video interview with the YouTube channel VlogBrothers, she further discussed being bisexual, and spoke about how she was teased for her sexual orientation. Since 2013, Turney has been in a relationship with Gavin Free.
|2014||Under the Table||Herself|
|2014||Ten Little Roosters||Herself||Web series|
|2014–2016||The Know||Herself, co-host||Web series|
|2014–2016||On the Spot||Herself, contestant||Web game show|
|2015||X-Ray and Vav||Woman (voice)||Web series; cameo|
|2015||Buff Buddies||Herself||Web series|
|2015||RWBY||Neon Katt||Web series|
|2015–2016||Free Play||Herself, co-host||Web series|
|2015||Lazer Team||Ruby Lakes Cheerleader||Uncredited|
|2016||Crunch Time||Fantasy Girl||Web series|