Lisa Ling

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  • Fees: $50,000 - $75,000

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Lisa Ling is the executive producer and host of This is Life with Lisa Ling on CNN. Lisa explores the scourge prescription pill addiction in Utah, the recent influx of women in North Dakota’s boomtown and a town in the rural Midwest where young men aspire to be priests. For five seasons prior, Ling executive produced and […]

Lisa Ling is the executive producer and host of This is Life with Lisa Ling on CNN. Lisa explores the scourge prescription pill addiction in Utah, the recent influx of women in North Dakota’s boomtown and a town in the rural Midwest where young men aspire to be priests.

For five seasons prior, Ling executive produced and hosted Our America on OWN: the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Lisa embedded in a Midwest town ravaged by an onslaught of heroin, got exclusive access inside an anti-gay religious movement, witnessed the manifestation of PTSD in returning veterans of war and went undercover to investigate the under-age sex trafficking of minors in the nation’s capitol.

She has also profiled Americans living beneath the poverty line for the first time and people serving unimaginably lengthy prison sentences for crimes they did not commit.

Lisa Ling | Investigative Journalist

As the former field correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show and contributor to ABC News’ Nightline and National Geographic’s Explorer, Lisa Ling has reported from dozens of countries, covering stories about gang rape in the Congo, bride burning in India, the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda and the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang in Central America, among other issues that are too often ignored.

Lisa 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 as well as stories in dozens of countries around the world. She later went on to become a co-host of ABC Daytime’s hit show The View, which won its first daytime Emmy during her time at the show.

Lisa 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.

She is also a co-founder of SecretSocietyofWomen.com, and a contributor to ivolunteer.org.

Lisa Ling’s role as the executive producer and host of “This is Life with Lisa Ling” has not only solidified her status as a respected journalist but also as a compassionate storyteller who fearlessly explores the multifaceted aspects of the human experience. Through her thought-provoking and emotionally charged documentary series, she has taken viewers on a remarkable journey into the lives of individuals and communities across the globe.

Ling’s dedication to shedding light on often underreported or misunderstood issues has been both informative and transformative. She has consistently tackled subjects that challenge societal norms and bring forth important conversations about human rights, culture, and the human condition. Her ability to empathize with her subjects and present their stories with sensitivity and respect has made her a trusted voice in the world of journalism.

Furthermore, as the executive producer, Lisa Ling has played a pivotal role in shaping the direction and tone of the show, ensuring that it maintains its high standards of journalistic integrity and storytelling excellence. Her leadership has allowed the series to continue its mission of uncovering the hidden narratives that shape our world.

In summary, Lisa Ling’s work on “This is Life with Lisa Ling” has not only contributed significantly to the field of documentary journalism but has also inspired viewers to think critically, empathize deeply, and engage in meaningful dialogue about the many facets of our shared humanity. Her legacy as both a host and executive producer will undoubtedly continue to impact audiences for years to come, fostering a greater understanding of the diverse and complex world we inhabit.

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