25 Facts About Lisa Ling


Lisa J Ling was born on August 30,1973 and is an American journalist, television personality, and author.


Lisa Ling is currently the host of This Is Life with Lisa Ling on CNN.


Lisa Ling's mother, Mary Mei-yan, is a Taiwanese immigrant from Tainan, Taiwan, who served as the head of the Los Angeles office of the Formosan Association for Public Affairs.


Lisa Ling's paternal grandmother was born on Labuan, now in modern-day Malaysia.


Lisa Ling struggled to find a job in the United States.


Lisa Ling moved to California where he eventually opened the first Chinese restaurant in Folsom.


Lisa Ling admired reporter Connie Chung and aspired to become a journalist.

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Lisa Ling was educated at Del Campo High School in Fair Oaks, California, graduating in 1991.


Lisa Ling studied at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.


Lisa Ling started in television when she was chosen as one of the four hosts of Scratch, a nationally syndicated teen magazine show based in Sacramento.


Lisa Ling won several awards for her reporting and documentaries.


Lisa Ling joined The View on August 2,1999 after beating out a reported 12,000 hopefuls who had auditioned to replace Debbie Matenopoulos, but left the show after three and a half years towards the end of 2002 to go back to international reporting.


Lisa Ling was responsible for proposing segments like investing for women, and, according to Ling, her goal was to say one thing each day that would make people think, whether it made them cheer or made them throw things at their TV.


Lisa Ling accepted an offer to host National Geographic Ultimate Explorer.


Lisa Ling has covered the drug war in Colombia, investigated the notorious MS-13 gang, and explored the culture of US prisons.


Lisa Ling was allowed to travel into North Korea as part of a medical missionary group, where she and a film team were able to document a rare look into North Korea.


Lisa Ling then became a special correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show which has featured many of Ling's investigative pieces, including a report on North Korea.


On February 16,2011, her show Our America with Lisa Ling premiered on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network.


On October 22,2019, it was announced that Lisa Ling had signed an overall deal with HBO's streaming service HBO Max.


The first project that Lisa Ling will create with HBO Max is titled Birth, Wedding, Funeral.


In 2004, Lisa Ling met businessman Philip Levine of Florida through mutual friends.


Lisa Ling gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Jett Lisa Ling Song, on March 8,2013.


Lisa Ling gave birth to a second child, a daughter named Ray Ling Song, on June 6,2016.


Lisa and Laura Ling went on to collaborate on a book, Somewhere Inside: One Sister's Captivity in North Korea and the Other's Fight to Bring Her Home, published in May 2010.


At the age of 40, Lisa Ling was diagnosed with attention deficit disorder.

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