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Ashlan Gorse Cousteau

Ashlan Gorse Cousteau
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ASHLAN GORSE COUSTEAU is a journalist and explorer who travels the world in search of stories that entertain and inspire. She is the co-star of Travel Channel’s hit adventure series, Caribbean Pirate Treasure. She, along with husband Philippe Cousteau, dives into maritime mysteries, explores pirate history, and investigates the lore of lost treasures. Her documentary Nuclear Sharks, filmed for Discovery Channel’s 2016 Shark Week, premiered as the #1 rated show across all cable programming. The Cousteaus traveled to the Marshall Islands, leading an expedition to film, tag, and investigate the mystical grey reef sharks who survived against all odds in the fallout of one of the world’s largest nuclear testing grounds. For over a decade, Cousteau worked as a leading correspondent and co-host for Emmy-award-winning entertainment shows E! News and Entertainment Tonight, covering all things pop culture. Her endeavors go beyond the small screen. In January 2017, she traveled to Antarctica to be a headlining speaker at TedxScottBase, the first Ted Talks from the White Continent. At the request of the United Nations, she served as host for the UN’s convention in Quito, Ecuador. She was selected by former vice president Al Gore to be the opening anchor for his international live broadcast of 24 Hours of Reality. Cousteau has presented to the Society of Environmental Journalists and SXSW Eco and continues to be a leading voice for environmental issues on Capitol Hill. She graduated from the School of Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She and her spouse Philippe live in Los Angeles with their rescued Siberian husky, Kenai Cousteau.