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Lisa Ling Biography

Lisa Ling
  • Age: 44 years old
  • Birth Nation: United States of America
  • Height: 5 feet 5 inch
  • Name: Lisa Ling
  • Birth Name: Lisa J. Ling
  • Father: Doug Ling
  • Mother: Mary Ling
  • Nationality: Chinese American
  • Birth Place/City: Sacramento, California
  • Ethnicity: White Ethnicity
  • Profession: Television journalist
  • Working For: CNN
  • Net Worth: $8.5 million
  • Eye Color: Dark Brown
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Face Color: White
  • Weight in KG: 52 kg
  • Famous for: Journalist
  • Married: Yes
  • Married to: Paul Song
  • Children: Jett Ling Song
  • Divorce: Not Yet
  • Education: University of Southern California
  • Awards: Not Yet
  • Online Presence: Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia
  • Movies: Seoul Sisters
  • TV Show: Our America with Lisa Ling
  • Sisters: Laura Ling
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Lisa J. Ling is the name of an American journalist and writer who is best known for her role as a host of the television program called Our America with Lisa Ling on OWN : The Oprah Winfrey Network. Besides, she has also been the host for National Geographic Explorer, a reporter on Channel One News, former co-host of ABC’s the view program from 1999 till 2002. She has also been the special correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show and for the CNN. She has also been the host of the reality television show called The Job. She has been the popular host in the American television arena as she has hoisted several of the popular television programs so far.

Born in the year 173, on August 30 in Sacramento, California, Lisa Ling is an American by Nationality and has an Asian ethnicity. Her father Dough is a Chinese immigrant during 1920s and her mother Mary Mei-yan is a Taiwanese immigrant. Her parents got divorced when she was seven and her sister Laura was four years old. She and her sister were raised by her father in Sacramento after her parents’ divorce. She has graduated from Del Campo High School and the University of Southern California. Her sister Laura is also a journalist.

Lisa Ling is active in her profession since 1991. Firstly, she began her career from a nationally syndicated teen magazine show called Scratch as being chosen as one of the four hosts. When she turned 18, she joined Channel One News as their one of the youngest reporters. She has also been a correspondent for the channel and has covered news over Iraq and Afghanistan for which she received several awards and honors.

In 1999, Lisa Ling joined The View after beating out 12000 candidates but left the show after working for three and half years. After leaving The View, she joined National Geographic Ultimate Explorer. She has covered the drug war in Colombia, investigation of notorious MS-13 gang, explored U.S prisons and been to North Korea as a part of medical missionary team where she and a film team documented the rare look of North Korea. Her works has been aired on National Geographic channel. Afterwards, she joined The Oprah Winfrey show as a special correspondent.

Lisa Ling is a very simple woman. She is descent with elegant looks. She stands the height of 5 feet and five inches and has balanced weight as she is careful about the food intake. She has sexy legs and beautiful body. She looks amazing in any of the clothes she fits in. She has black Asian eyes with beautiful silky black hair.

The talented and courageous Lisa Ling is married. She is married to a radiation oncologist named Paul Song. They got married in the year 2007 in Los Angeles.  There was a huge speculation about when the parents will have their children. Finally, in October 2012, she announced on Anderson Cooper’s talk show that she and her husband are expecting their first child. She became a mother of an adorable daughter in 2013. The couple is living happily and there is no any case or issue of their being separated at the moment. Lisa Ling has maintained a balance in her personal and professional life.

Lisa Ling, for her talent and performance in journalism, she has been awarded with an honorary doctorate by National University. She and her sister together wrote a book titled “Somewhere Inside: One sister’s captivity in North Korea and the Other’s Fight to Bring her Home”, which was published in the year 2010. Lisa Ling enjoys her good net worth and salary. She has been an inspiration to many of the young journalists. She is admired and recognized by many people as she has earned fans through her performances. Her fans can follow her on her social sites and go through different websites to know more on her and know her story of success and dignity she is enjoying.

  • Last modified : 30 August, 2016
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