Erin Ryder
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Field Investigator


Boston, Massachusetts

"They used to call me Thor, on a rugby team."

Erin Leigh Ryder is the researcher and field investigator on Season Two, Season Three, Season Four and Season Five of Destination Truth.


Erin loves to stay on the edge of adventure wherever she happens to be. Ryder is willing to try anything once. Her drive has lead her all over the globe and helped her collect over six years of experience as a producer in the travel, entertainment, and sports industries. And while Ryder has tried her hand in all aspects of production, ranging from show idea development, directing, and writing, she loved the freedom of investigating out in the field for Destination Truth. Erin, known by friends as Ryder, is a veteran member of the Destination Truth crew. Her passion for travel and adventure is unrelenting and her enthusiasm is made apparent on screen through her penchant for getting into trouble and her spot-on sardonic humor. Her philosophy on life is, "to be fearless in the pursuit of truth" — well, more or less. Before joining Team Truth, Erin wrote and produced numerous television specials and series around the world, including the 2004 Olympic Games, the Daytime Emmys, and the Summer and Winter X Games. With over 6 years of production experience, Erin has an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of television and has worked for a wide range of networks such as NBC, ABC, CBS, Discovery Channel, MTV and Cartoon Network. Raised in New York, Erin is a graduate of Syracuse University's Newhouse School, where she received a masters degree in Television, Radio and Film and was an All-American Field Hockey player. She grew up in New York and currently resides in Los Angeles, California.


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