Expedition Unknown unites the world's mysteries with a few host-related certainties: Josh Gates wears the same shirt for days. He'll eat the sketchiest food he can find. And he will scare the $%@# out of his audience at least once an hour.
TV Host and Travel Expert
Having traveled to more than 90 countries, Josh Gates is an adventurer and avid explorer with a unique brand of humor and a deep-rooted passion for off-the-map excursions that take him in search of the world’s most enduring legends.
The new original Travel Channel series Expedition Unknown, which premiered in January 2015, chronicles Josh's adventures as he explores unsolved iconic legends across the globe, such as the disappearance of Amelia Earhart in the South Pacific, the location of Captain Morgan’s treasure in Panama and the city of gold — El Dorado — in Peru.
An avid scuba diver and photographer, Josh has participated in subsea archaeological excavations in the Mediterranean, and his wanderlust has taken him from sweltering African deserts to the icy shores of Antarctica. In addition, he has scaled "the roof of Africa" on Mount Kilimanjaro and climbed Aconcagua, the tallest mountain in the Americas.
Josh holds degrees in archaeology and drama from Tufts University and was recently inducted into the Explorers Club — a prestigious organization dedicated to the advancement of exploration and field research.
Josh previously served as host and co-executive producer of the Syfy Channel series Destination Truth and as host of Syfy’s Ghost Hunters Live. He has appeared on the Today show, CNN and a variety of other national television and radio programs. Josh's travels are chronicled in his best-selling book, Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter (Simon & Schuster, 2011).
Josh currently resides in Los Angeles and on airport floors around the world.