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Overview (4)

Born in Sacramento, California, USA
Birth NameLisa J. Ling
Nicknames Baby
Young One
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Lisa Ling was born on August 30, 1973 in Sacramento, California, USA. She is a producer and actress, known for Our America with Lisa Ling (2011), Birth, Wedding, Funeral and The View (1997). She has been married to Paul Song since May 26, 2007. They have two children.

Family (1)

Spouse Paul Song (26 May 2007 - present)  (2 children)

Trivia (23)

Was an anchor on Channel One, a news program for school children usually played during the school day.
Her middle name is the Chinese word meaning wisdom.
Attended the University of Southern California, but dropped out after her junior year
Admitted in the Mar. 2001 issue of "In Style" that the kitchen of her newly purchased New York City apartment is: (1) barely used (she & Rick order out all the time), and (2) decorated with various framed pictures of the late great martial arts hero Bruce Lee.
Supported Ralph Nader during the 2000 presidential election.
Ran the Boston Marathon in order to raise money for pediatric cancer charities. She finished the race in 4 hours, 34 minutes, and 18 seconds. Lisa raised about $80,000 for charity. [April 2001]
Was previously engaged to entrepreneur Philip Levine.
Wore a bright red Vivienne Tam dress for her wedding.
Older sister of Laura Ling.
Correspondent for National Geographic Explorer (1985).
Correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986).
Co-hostess of The View (1997) from 1999 to 2002.
(May 26, 2007) Married her boyfriend of a year, Paul Song, after a 4 month engagement.
Miscarried her future 1st child with her husband Paul Song at 7 weeks of pregnancy. [June 2010]
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 39, a daughter named Jett Ling Song on March 8, 2013. Child's father is her husband, Paul Song.
Release of her book, "Somewhere Inside: One Sister's Captivity in North Korea and the Other's Fight to Bring Her Home" by Lisa with Laura Ling. [2010]
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 42, a daughter named Ray Ling Song on June 6, 2016. Child's father is her husband, Paul Song.
Her mentor is Barbara Walters.
As a television personality and a newscaster, she was highly influenced by Barbara Walters.
Credits Barbara Walters as her favorite mentor/best friend.
Newscaster/television personality Barbara Walters took her under her wing, since she was 26.
Daughter of Mary Mei-yan (Wang) and Chung The "Douglas" Ling.
Her father is from Hong Kong and mother is from Tainan, Taiwan. Her paternal grandfather, who was from Guangzhou, Guangdong, was one of the first Chinese students in the United States in the 1930s. Her paternal grandmother was born on Labaun, Singapore.

Personal Quotes (3)

Our time on Earth is so random. Try to accomplish things you have always dreamt of while you can. I know it sounds cliché, but the biggest lesson I have learned is that life is precious; enjoy it while it lasts. (Psychology Today Magazine, Jan/Feb 2003)
On being nervous as a co-host on The View (1997): Coming from an Asian culture, I was always taught to respect my elders, to be a better listener than a talker. But if I didn't think it was a challenge I wouldn't have done it. (Psychology Today Magazine, Jan/Feb 2003)
I hope my desire to travel so much isn't forever because it's not the most conducive lifestyle for a relationship or a family by any means. (People, 2003)

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