Ling also served as the correspondent for The Oprah Show and was a contributor to ABC News' Nightline. She was also the first female host of National Geographic's Explorer series where she investigated the deadly MS-13 gang, went undercover inside North Korea, and explored the drug war in South America, among other issues that are too often ignored.
Ling got her start in journalism as a correspondent for Channel One News where she covered the civil war in Afghanistan at 21 years of age. She later went to become a co-host of ABC Daytime's hit show The View, which won its first daytime Emmy during her tenure. She was also a special correspondent for CNN's Planet in Peril series and is a contributing editor for USA Today's USA Weekend magazine.
She is the co-author of "Mother, Daughter, Sister, Bride: Rituals of Womanhood," and "Somewhere Inside: One Sister's Captivity in North Korea and The Other's Fight to Bring Her Home," which she penned with her sister, Laura. Lisa is also a member of President Obama’s Commission on White House Fellows and a co-founder of Secret Society of Women.
- The Importance of a Global Perspective
Lisa recounts stories that profoundly changed her life and talks about how travel and going beyond one's comfort zone is wholly transformative, making one smarter, more well-rounded, and more marketable.
- Open Heart Open Mind
In today's culture of sound bite news, many important issues get overlooked, if they get covered at all. Lisa Ling has dedicated herself to shedding light on stories impacting the world in which we live. In her presentations, complete with a lively Q&A session, Lisa shares stories from her over 20-year career in media that have profoundly affected her outlook on life. Her hope is that through her experiences people may be provoked to think about things differently and allow themselves to expand their horizons.