Lisa Ling Profile
Lisa Ling is an American TV Host and Producer, Correspondent, Reporter, and Author working for CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. She joined the network in April 2015.
Lisa Ling Career
Ling serves at CNN as a host and executive producer for “This is Life with Lisa Ling,” the network’s Original Series. In every episode of the series, she immerses herself in communities around America where she gives viewers an inside look at some of the most unconventional segments of society. The series earned a Gracie Award in the year 2017. Ling also hosts the CNN Digital series, “This is Birth with Lisa Ling” and “This is Sex with Lisa Ling.” She signed an overall deal with HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service. She has worked as a special correspondent based on the network’s Planet in Peril.
Before Ling joined CNN, she served as a contributor to National Geographic’s Explorer and Nightline, as well as a field correspondent for “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” She has provided live coverage from multiple countries on stories like the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda, bride burning in India, gang rape in the Congo, and many others. “Our America with Lisa Ling,” an acclaimed documentary series started to air on OWN in the year 2011.
Ling has been passionate about journalism since she was young. She used to admire Connie Chung (Reporter) and always had an aspiration to become a journalist. She began her journalism career at Channel One News where she served as a correspondent. While there, she reported on the civil war in Afghanistan. From there, she went to work as a co-host for “The View,” ABC Daytime’s daytime Emmy Award-winning hit show.
When it comes to her education, Ling graduated from Del Campo High School in Fair Oaks, California in the year 1991 and then attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Ling was named to the Commission on White House Fellows by President Barrack Obama in the year 2014.
Lisa Ling Age
Ling is 49 years old as of 2022. She was born on August 30, 1973, in Sacramento, California, United States. She celebrates her birthday on the 30th of August every year.
Quick Facts About Lisa Ling
|Full Name||Lisa J. Ling|
|Age||49 years old as of 2022|
|Net Worth||$10 Million – $13 Million|
Lisa Ling Height
Ling stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m).
Lisa Ling Family
Ling was born to her loving parents, Chung The “Douglas” Ling (father) and Mary Mei-yan (mother). Her dad is a Chinese immigrant and a native of Hong Kong, and her mom is a Taiwanese immigrant from Tainan, Taiwan. Her mom has worked as the head of the Los Angeles office of the Formosan Association for Public Affairs. Ling’s parents divorced when she was 7 years old. She and her sister Laura were raised by their father in Carmichael.
Lisa Ling Sister
Ling grew up in Sacramento, California alongside her younger sister named Laura Ling. Her sister Laura is a journalist who has worked as a host and reporter on E! Network, and a managing editor of Vanguard at Current TV. Laura and Euna Lee (her colleague) were detained by North Korea for an attempt to film refugees along the border with China, in March 2009. After 2 months, they were sentenced to twelve years in a labor prison for unspecified hostile acts and illegal entry into North Korea. They were released from prison on August 4, 2009, after a visit from Bill Clinton (former United States President).
Lisa Ling Husband
Ling is married to her lovely spouse, Paul Song, a radiation oncologist. They tied the knot on May 26, 2007, at a wedding ceremony held in Los Angeles, California. The wedding featured guests such as actresses Diane Farr and Kelly Hu, and one of Ling’s personal heroes, Connie Chung.
Lisa Ling Ex-Husband
Before Ling started dating Paul Song, she was engaged to Philip Levine, a businessman. Ling and Philip first met in the year 2004 and had their engagement on February 18, 2005. Ling broke the marriage off in October 2005, the reason being their busy schedules, especially the often worldwide travel required by her job.
Lisa Ling Children
Ling and Paul Song take great pride in being mom and dad to their 2 daughters, Jett Ling Song and Ray Ling Song. Jett Ling is 19 years old as of 2022 having been born on March 8, 2013. Ray Ling is 6 years old as of 2022 having been born on June 6, 2016. The family happily lives in Santa Monica, California.
Lisa Ling Salary
Being one of the top journalists for CNN, she earns an annual salary ranging from $ 50,000 – $ 100,000.
Lisa Ling Net Worth
Ling has an estimated net worth of between $10 Million – $13 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a TV Host and Producer, Correspondent, and Reporter.
Lisa Ling Book
Ling and her sister, Laura, have collaborated on authoring the book, “Somewhere Inside: One Sister’s Captivity in North Korea and the Other’s Fight to Bring Her Home.” The book was published in May 2010. They have also co-authored “Mother, Daughter, Sister, Bride: Rituals of Womanhood.”
Lisa Ling Health
Ling was diagnosed with ADHD – attention deficit disorder in the year 2014 while reporting on the rise of ADHD. She says that it all started when she was young when she was struggling academically. She had trouble focusing and as she grew older, she developed test anxiety. Ling adds that that affected her academic grades and self-confidence. Since her ADHD diagnosis, she has been forging strong ties in the thinking and learning differences community. She encourages families to seek expert assistance if they have any thoughts about their child having ADHD.
At CNN Ling works alongside;
- Phil Mattingly
- Suzanne Malveaux
- Patrick Oppmann
- Ryan Nobles
- Paula Newton
- Chad Myers
- Jeanne Moos
- David McKenzie
- Oren Liebermann
- Alex Marquardt
- Miguel Marquez
- Athena Jones
- Laura Jarrett
- Kristen Holmes
- Paula Hancocks