Lisa Ling Bio, Age, Family, Height, Husband, Children, CNN, This is Life With Lisa Ling, Net worth

Lisa Ling Biography and Wiki

Lisa J. Ling is an American journalist and TV personality. She is the host of CNN’S This is Life with Lisa Ling. Lisa was previously the host of Our America, a documentary series (2011-2014) that aired on Oprah Winfrey Network for 5 straight seasons.  In addition, she was a special correspondent for Oprah Winfrey Show and a host for National Geographic Ultimate Explorer from 2003 to 2010.

Lisa Ling Age | Birthday

Ling is 49 years old (age as in 2022). She was born on August 30, 1973, in Sacramento, California,  USA. The journalist, Ling celebrates her birthday on 30th August of each year.

Lisa Ling Family | Parents

Ling was born to her parents, her mother Mary Mei-yan, and her father, Chung Teh” Douglas” Ling, in Sacramento, California, USA. Her mother,  Mei-yan is a Taiwanese immigrant while her father is a Chinese immigrant who was born in Hong Kong. Besides, Ling’s parents divorced when she was 7 years old and it was her father who raised her and her sister Laura Ling following the divorce. The CNN correspondent’s sister, Laura Ling is also a journalist.

Lisa Ling
Lisa Ling

Lisa Ling Height

Ling stands at a height measurement of 5 feet 5 inches or 1.65 meters tall.

Lisa Ling Husband: is Lisa Ling married?

Ling is married to  Paul Song who is a radiation oncologist. The duo tied the knot on May 26, 2007, months after Lisa announced their engagement on January 3, 2007.

Lisa Ling Children  

Ling, together with her husband Paul Song, have two kids; daughters Jett Ling Song and Ray Ling Song.  Jett Ling was born on March 8, 2013, while Ray Ling was born on June 6, 2016.

Lisa Ling Career, Education

Ling went to Del Campo High School in Fair Oaks, California. Upon high school graduation, Lisa joined the University of Southern California. However, the CNN correspondent did not graduate but instead left the University to start her professional career when the opportunity came.

After cutting short her university studies, Ling started her career at Channel One News as a reporter and anchor. She worked as a war correspondent at Channel One News and one of her notable work was her assignments in Afghanistan and Iran.

In addition, Ling worked as a co-host for ABC’s daytime talk show, The View (1999-2002). In 2003, the correspondent joined National Geographic Ultimate Explorer as a host. While working with National Geographic, she covered the Drug War in Colombia, MS-13, and explored the culture of U.S. prisons. Her trip to North Korea as part of a medical missionary group was documented and later aired in National Geographic as a documentary named Inside North Korea. Ling worked with National Geographic until 2010.

Moreover, Ling worked as a special correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show as the Oprah Show Investigative Reporter. She reported on the gang rape in the DRC, The Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda, Child trafficking in Ghana, bride burning in India, puppy mills undercover investigation in Pennsylvania, and the April 2007 Virginia Tech Massacre. Additionally, Ling was the host of Our America, a documentary series (2011-2014) that aired on Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) for 5 straight seasons.

Ling featured in CNN’s Planet in Peril: Battlelines (2000) a documentary from National Geographic Explorer. She is currently the host of This Is Life with Lisa Ling, a documentary series that started airing on September 28, 2014.

This Is Life with Lisa Ling CNN

Ling is CNN’s special correspondent since 2008. She is the host and producer of CNN’s Original series This Is Life with Lisa Ling. This Is Life with Lisa Ling is a CNN original documentary television series produced by  Ling and Part 2 production Company. Ling is the host of the show that premiered on September 28, 2014. The series won the 2017 Gracie Awards for Outstanding Non-Fiction or Reality Show. The television series is on its 8th season which premiered on October 10, 2021.

Lisa Ling Net worth, Salary

Ling has an estimated net worth of $10 million in 2021 according to celebrity net worth. She receives an impressive salary as a CNN host and producer of This Is Life With Lisa Young.


Lisa is active on Instagram. Her Instagram handle is @lisalingstagram with 252K followers as of November 2022.