Ashlan Gorse Cousteau

Journalist & Environmental Advocate

Veteran journalist & adventurer Ashlan Gorse Cousteau travels the world in search of stories that entertain and inspire. 

Ashlan is the co-star of Travel Channel’s hit adventure series, Caribbean Pirate Treasure, currently in its second season.  She, along with her husband Philippe Cousteau, dive into maritime mysteries, explore pirate history and investigate 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 fall out of one of the world’s largest nuclear testing grounds.  

For over a decade, Ashlan worked as a correspondent and fill-in anchor for Emmy award winning entertainment shows E! News and Entertainment Tonight covering all things pop culture.  

Cousteau’s endeavors go beyond the small screen.  In January of 2017, she traveled to Antarctica to be a headlining speaker at the first Ted Talk from the White Continent, TedxScottBase.  At the request of the United Nations, Ashlan 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 24Hours of Reality and she has presented to the Society of Environmental Journalists and SXSW Eco and continues to be a leading voice for environmental issues on Capitol Hill. 

Ashlan graduated from the prestigious 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.