Joshua Gates (born August 10, 1977) is an American adventurer, explorer, television presenter, television producer, and author. He was the host and co-executive producer of Destination Truth on Syfy, (formerly the Sci Fi Channel), a weekly one-hour show filmed in remote locations around the world that explores some of the world's mysteries and unexplained phenomena. Gates was born in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, where he was the president of his high school class, and currently resides in Los Angeles, California. He has degrees in archaeology and drama from Tufts University, where he graduated with honors in 1999. Gates is currently the host of his treasure hunting television series Expedition Unknown on the Travel Channel.