TheReportOfTheWeek (real name – John Jurasek), also known as Reviewbrah, is an American YouTuber, food critic, and podcaster who has over 1.64 million subscribers on his channel.
His YouTube video “Great Value Purified Drinking Water vs. Spring Water – Review” was his first to hit 1 million views. Currently, it has more than 1.4 million views.
John describes himself:
”I produce regular videos and podcasts on a variety of topics – be that food reviews, an experience, philosophical discussion, talk-based or a video for a few laughs!”
He was born on June 21, 1997, in the USA.
John grew up in Rockland County, New York.
Jurasek began producing weekly energy drink reviews (the first review was for a pomegranate-flavored 5-hour Energy drink) after creating his channel on February 20, 2011. This section was named “Energy Crisis.”
During an interview, John said:
”The idea came from watching this one guy on YouTube who did these pizza reviews.”
Jurasek went on to say:
”At the time I didn’t even have the intention of reviewing food. I just wanted to review energy drinks.”
Later, John created a new section of his channel, named “Running On Empty,” which expands into food reviews, especially fast food.
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In the present day, his YouTube channel has over 138 million views and more than 1.64 million subscribers.
“I never expected to achieve a following, so these numbers are always unfathomable.”
VORW Radio International
Jurasek also hosts a weekly shortwave radio program, named – ”VORW Radio International.” During the program, the YouTuber features listener requested music as well as his own commentaries.
”VORW Radio International” has been transmitted mainly by WRMI and WBCQ.
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Jurasek said about ”VORW Radio International”:
”My radio show is listener-funded but it is made through editing software.”
”I first got it on the air in 2015 and it’s been a weekly program ever since late 2016.”
He later added:
”I never thought it would be at where it is but it’s wonderful to see.”
John started a weekly podcast, called – ”The VORW International Podcast.” During the podcast, Jurasek leads a wide-ranging discussion, from social issues to moral and philosophical topics.
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The podcast also has a YouTube channel, named – ”VORW Podcast.” The channel has over 51,000 subscribers.
Fake Reports About His Death
In 2017, John was falsely named among the missing people following the terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, UK.
Note – the attack in Manchester was conducted by a radical Islamist who detonated a shrapnel-laden homemade bomb as people were leaving the Manchester Arena following a concert by Ariana Grande. The incident was the first suicide bombing in the UK since the July 7, 2005, London bombings.
Jurasek quickly released a YouTube video, titled – “I am alive.” The YouTube video has attracted over 800,000 views.
“This, unfortunately, was an effort done by various trolls and website users, certain website users, just to try and mislead the general public with fake news.”
In addition, John was mentioned once more in the wake of the shooting in Las Vegas that happened on October 1, 2017.
Note – during the incident in Las Vegas, a shooter opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest music festival. The shooter wounded 422 people and killed 58.
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There are no records of Jurasek’s past relationships.
”While I greatly enjoy their beverages and baked goods (Starbucks), I also feel that they treat their employees well, and I highly respect the views of the company.”
”If there is such a thing as a kitty afterlife, I know he’s in a good place.”
“I don’t care if you think I look like a used car salesman, I like it.”
“I always try to be positive, but I get disappointed time and time again.”
”Lately, I’ve been writing short stories anywhere between ten and 90 pages long.”
”Nothing like some chicken wings to start the day off.”
”I’ve noticed the popular chain Burger King go down in quality quite significantly over the years.”
“Man, this stuff hits the spot, I will tell you.”
He said about his favorite pizza:
”I enjoy pizza rather frequently, and I feel Pizza Hut did a very good job on this pizza (Double Cheesy Crust Pan Pizza).”
Despite maintaining a family-friendly disposition and vocabulary throughout his video, John was hit with a demonetization check on his YouTube video describing his lackluster customer experience with major American airline low-cost passenger carrier, JetBlue airlines.
When Jurasek was living with his parents his personal info was leaked online.
During his videos, the food reviewer typically appears in a suit and a tie while eating some type of greasy fast food. Interestingly, John says that he wears similar clothing all the time.
Jurasek has been featured by numerous media outlets, including:
- Washington Post;
- New York Magazine;
- CNN Money.
John was featured in an episode of Daniel Tosh’s Comedy Central series Tosh.0.
Note – Daniel Tosh is a producer, writer, actor, television personality, and stand-up comedian, who had his first big career break in the entertainment industry after he performed on the Late Show with David Letterman. Currently, Daniel is the voice of Malloy in the Comedy Central animated sitcom Brickleberry.
TheReportOfTheWeek – Net Worth
John earns most of his wealth from advertisements on his YouTube channel. Combined, his channels have over 139 million views, meaning $278,000 in revenue.
Jurasek also sells merch (hoods, t-shirts, and accessories) on teespring.com/stores/thereportoftheweek.
He also has 942 patrons on Patreon. In addition, he receives donations on Paypal and makes some money from his podcast and radio show. Therefore, TheReportOfTheWeek has an estimated net worth of $0.4 million.