Ashlan Gorse CousteauJournalist & Environmental Advocate
Veteran entertainment journalist and adventure seeker Ashlan Gorse Cousteau has traveled the world to interview today’s biggest celebrities and cover a broad range of events and experiences, from diving with great white sharks to working with youth saving the environment.
Currently, Gorse Cousteau is producing a series of groundbreaking digital documentaries focusing on our natural world. The first expedition Orcas: The Wild Truth takes viewers deep into the habitat of wild Orcas in the Pacific Northwest to further our knowledge of these awe-inspiring creatures. Ashlan also recently joined husband Philippe Cousteau, Jr. as a team member of EarthEcho International’s Expedition Into the Dead Zone, an innovative, new initiative designed to bring science education alive for 21st century learners.
Ashlan is most known for her long tenure on E! Entertainment as a lead correspondent and guest anchor for the network’s top-rated and Emmy- nominated daily show E! News. In this role, she covered everything from breaking news and celebrity exclusives to award shows and premieres for six years (2008-2013). Gorse Cousteau also was the lead anchor on E! News Now, reaching 2 million digital viewers a day.
Gorse Cousteau has extensive production experience, having served as a segment producer for MSNBC and worked behind the scenes at broadcast giant NBC on high-profile shows including The Today Show, Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and Access Hollywood.
Ashlan also served as West Coast Editor at Large with Life & Style Weekly. Specializing in pop culture and celebrity news, she became one of the Nation’s most sought after entertainment experts and on-air commentators. She regularly appeared on outlets such as NBC, CNN, CBS, The TV Guide Network, and Fox News, and was a frequent guest on shows like The Today Show, The Insider, The Early Show, and more. Ashlan has also created alignments with many corporate partners including Wella Hair Care, Murad Skin Care, and OralB, among others.
Gorse Cousteau’s endeavors go far beyond the small screen. She is a major supporter of animal welfare, the Starlight Children’s Foundation, hosted the Inspiration Awards benefitting Susan G. Komen, hosted the Fashion for Paws Event to raise money for the Washington Humane Society, and was the Grand Marshal of the K9K Pet Cancer Awareness Walk. She has also worked with the Environmental Media Association, actively supports the Humane Society, and has put her modeling skills to good use through walking in shows for The Race to Erase MS and the Susan G. Komen / Diane Von Furstenberg Fashion for a Cure Show.
Ashlan earned a BA in Broadcast Journalism and a Minor in Music from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s prestigious School of Journalism. Ashlan and Philippe currently reside in Los Angeles.