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Lisa Ling Bio, Age, Height, Parents, Husband, Kids, CNN, Salary, Net Worth

Lisa Ling Biography

Lisa J. Ling is an American media personality who hosts This Is Life with Lisa Ling on CNN. She previously worked as a reporter on Channel One News and also  co-hosted  the ABC daytime talk show The View .

Lisa Ling Age

Ling was born on August 30, 1973 in Sacramento, California, U.S.

Lisa Ling Height

She stands at a height of 1.65m

Lisa Ling Education

Ling attended  Del Campo High School in Fair Oaks, California in 1991 before joining the University of Southern California where she  chose to leave  before graduating and started working as a reporter for Channel One News, and electing to “find her education by visiting different countries instead.”

Lisa Ling Parents

Ling is the daughter of Chung Teh “Douglas” Ling and Mary Mei-yan . Her father ,a Chinese immigrant, born in Hong Kong in 1937 was an aviation manager. Her mother, a Taiwanese immigrant from Tainan, Taiwan formerly served as the head of the Los Angeles office of the Formosan Association for Public Affairs. Her paternal grandmother was born on Labuan, now in modern-day Malaysia. Her paternal grandfather, who was from Guangzhou, Guangdong, was one of the first Chinese students allowed to study in the United States in the 1930s.  He received his graduate degree from New York University and an M.B.A degree from University of Colorado. He struggled to find a job in the United States and eventually opened the first Chinese restaurant in Folsom, California.

Following her parents divorce when she was seven years, Lisa was brought up by her father.

Lisa Ling Siblings

Lisa was brought up alongside her  younger sister, Laura Ling who is also a journalist working as  a host and reporter on E! Network.  She previously worked as a managing editor of Vanguard at Current TV .In March 2009 Laura and her colleague Euna Lee were detained by North Korea for illegal entry into the country. They had been attempting to film refugees along the border with China. In June, they were sentenced to 12 years in a labor prison for illegal entry into North Korea, and unspecified hostile acts. North Korea released Laura and Euna on August 4, 2009 after a visit from former U.S. President Bill Clinton. 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.

Lisa Ling Husband

Ling is married to Paul Song , a radiation oncologist .She announced her engagement on On January 3, 2007. The duo exchanged their marriage vows on May 26, 2007, in Los Angeles, California. The wedding party included guests such as Connie Chung, one of Lisa’s personal heroes, and actresses Kelly Hu and Diane Farr. She was previously engaged to businessman and future Miami Beach mayor Philip Levine who she had met in 2004 through mutual friends. They started dating and were engaged on February 18, 2005. In October of that year, she broke it off, telling People Magazine the main reason was their busy schedules, especially the frequent global travel required by her job

Lisa Ling Children

Lisa and her husband has two daughters, Jett Ling Song born on March 8, 2013 and  Ling Song born on June 6, 2016.

Lisa Ling CNN

Ling is the host and executive producer of the CNN Original Series, This is Life with Lisa Ling. In each episode, Ling immerses herself in communities across America giving viewers an inside look at some of the most unconventional segments of society. In 2017, the series won a Gracie Award. She also hosts the CNN Digital series This is Sex with Lisa Ling and This is Birth with Lisa Ling. . She has also served as a special correspondent for CNN’s Planet in Peril.

Prior to joining CNN, Ling was a field correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show and contributor to Nightline and National Geographic’s Explorer. She has reported from dozens of countries, covering stories about gang rape in the Congo, bride burning in India and the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda, among other issues that are too often ignored. In 2011, her acclaimed documentary series, Our America with Lisa Ling, began airing on OWN.

Ling also worked  as a correspondent for Channel One News where she covered the civil war in Afghanistan at 21 years of age. She later went on to become a co-host of ABC Daytime’s hit show The View, which won its first daytime Emmy during her time at the show.

Lisa Ling Salary

Her salary is unknown

Lisa Ling Net Worth

Ling has an estimated net worth of $8.5million

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