Birth Place:Sacramento, California, U.S.
Full Name:Lisa Ling
Date of Birth:August 30, 1973
Education:Del Campo High School, University of Southern California
About Lisa Ling
Ling started her career as a host with National Geographic Ultimate Explorer and continued to work as a journalist. The show was telecast with the original name as National Geographic Explorer on the National Geographic Channel. By investigating the MS-13 notorious gang in Columbia, Ling has covered the drug war, and she was able to investigate the culture in the American prisons. It was quite an expose.
She has reported on various serious issues like on North Korea where Ling's title was the “Oprah Show Investigative Reporter”, gang rape in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda, bridal burning issues in India, child trafficking in Ghana, puppy mills with Main Line Animal Rescue, hurricane in New Orleans, and the April 2007 Virginia Tech Massacre. Lisa has because of these shows developed quite a fan-following.
She was awarded with an honorary doctorate from the National University. She has got many awards apart from this for her documentaries and reporting work.
Her parents divorced when she was just 7 years old – her sister was just 4 then. Her father Doug is a Chinese immigrant who raised his daughters. She is graduated from Del Campo High School in 1991. Ling has married Paul Song who is a Chicago based radiation oncologist in 2007 in Los Angeles.
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