Lisa Ling

Active - 1986 - 2011  |   Born - Aug 30, 1973 in Sacramento, CA  |   Genres - Culture & Society [nf]

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An articulate speaker who became a familiar face during her tenure as a youthful voice on ABC's The View, Lisa Ling started out as a bright young student in her native California. Her broadcast career began early, when she was picked to help host a nationally syndicated teen news magazine show at the age of 18. She eventually attended the University of South Carolina. In 1999, she joined the round-table talk show The View, representing a young perspective among her older co-hosts. She stayed with the show until 2002, and in 2005 she began hosting National Geographic Ultimate Explorer. That same year, she became a special correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show, completing and presenting in-depth investigative reports on such issues as child trafficking in Ghana and the Virginia Tech shooting.

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