Ashlan Gorse Cousteau

Journalist & Environment Advocate

Journalist and Explorer Ashlan Gorse Cousteau travels the world in search of stories that captivate and inspire.  As a host, speaker, author and filmmaker, Cousteau uses the power of entertainment to save the world.

Most recently Ashlan wrote Oceans for Dummies, a fun and easy to understand book explaining the entire ocean; its ecosystems, history, climate, currents, species and more, published February 2021.

Ashlan was the co-star of Travel Channel’s award-winning series, Caribbean Pirate Treasure for three seasons.  Her documentary, Nuclear Sharks, for Discovery Channel’s Shark Week 2016 premiered as the #1 rated show across all cable programming.  

For over a decade, Ashlan worked as an on-camera correspondent and co-host for Emmy award winning entertainment shows E! News and Entertainment Tonight.  
Cousteau’s endeavors go beyond the small screen.  Ashlan traveled to Antarctica to be a headlining speaker at TedxScottBase.  She has served as host for the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity and was selected by former Vice-President Al Gore to be the opening anchor for 24Hours of Reality. She is a voice for environmental issues on Capitol Hill through events, and briefings and serves on the advisory board of WWF, Ocean Unite and the Environmental Media Association.

Ashlan graduated from the prestigious School of Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, daughter, rescue dog, and two chickens and has explored all seven continents.