Lisa Ling is a famous American author, journalist and television presenter. Lisa Ling is most renowned for currently hosting CNN’s series ‘This Is Life with Lisa Ling.’ Earlier, Lisa hosted ‘Our America with Lisa Ling’ on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. Also, she co-hosted ABC’s ‘The View’ (1999-2002), and hosted National Geographic Explorer and more. Continue reading to find the estimated net worth of Lisa Ling as of 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Lisa Ling was born on 30th August in the year 1973 in Sacramento in California in the US. Her parents were Dough (Chinese immigrant) and Mary Mei-yan (née Wang; a Taiwanese immigrant). When Lisa Ling was seven years old, the parents divorced. Lisa and Laura (her younger sister) were brought up by their father in Carmichael, California.
Lisa Ling graduated from Del Campo High School in Fair Oaks, California (1991). After that, Lisa attended the University of Southern California but, left without graduating.
On 26th May 2007, Lisa Ling and Paul Song, a radiation oncologist, married in Los Angeles, California. The couple has two daughters named Jett Ling Song (b. 2013) and Ray Ling Song (b. 2016). The family lives in Santa Monica, California. Lisa’s younger sister, Laura King also works as a journalist.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Lisa Ling began her television career as a co-host of ‘Scratch’ (teen magazine show). At age 18, Lisa left the University of Southern California without graduating and joined Channel as a reporter and anchor. At that time, Lisa Ling investigated and covered assignments in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Lisa hosted National Geographic Ultimate Explorer. This show was originally telecast as National Geographic Explorer on the National Geographic Channel. Lisa Ling co-hosted ABC’s ‘The View’ and later replaced Debbie Matenopoulos (1999). In 2002, Lisa left ‘The View’ to return to international reporting. Other shows Lisa Ling has hosted include ‘This Is Life with Lisa Ling.’ Lisa Ling acted as a special correspondent for the Oprah Winfrey Show and CNN.
Some of the notable works of Lisa Ling include: Columbia’s MS-13 notorious gang’s drug war; drug war culture in American prisons; North Korean issues; Congo’s Democratic Republic’s gang rape; the Uganda’s Lord’s Resistance Army; Indian bridal burning issues; Ghana’s child trafficking; Main Line Animal Rescue’s of puppy mills; New Orleans’ hurricane; April 2007s Virginia Tech Massacre and more. Lisa Ling was nicknamed as the ‘Oprah Show Investigative Reporter.’
On 7th June 2009, Lisa Ling was awarded an honorary doctorate from National University. Lisa was honored for her documentaries and reported work.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The net worth of Lisa Ling is $12.5 million. Most of Lisa Ling’s fortune comes from her work as a journalist for various news channels. Lisa Ling earned from her investigations, coverage, and reports for Channel One News, CNN and others. Lisa Ling has earned as salary from co-hosting for ‘The View’ (1999-2002). Over the years, Lisa Ling has hosted in a wide variety of TV programs including National Geographic Explorer, Oprah Winfrey show and others.
Lisa Ling has published ‘Somewhere Inside: One Sister’s Captivity in North Korea and the Other’s Fight to Bring Her Home’ published by William Morrow in 2010.