American journalist Lisa Ling sacrificed her luxurious lifestyle she could have had for her professional success, and as a matter of fact, she has been extremely successful. 

The Chinese native is known as one of the most renowned television personalities. She is the presenter of the CNN’s documentary show This is Life with Lisa Ling. She is also the previous host of Our America with Lisa Ling on The Oprah Winfrey Network and co-host of the show The View on ABC Network.

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Up recently in September 2018, she hosts the fifth season of This is Life with Lisa Ling on CNN, trying to break sexual taboos, create awareness on other various subject matter to the audiences.

Lisa Ling Bio (Age): Parents, Sister, Education

Lisa Ling was born on 30 August 1973 in Sacramento, California. Her father is a Chinese immigrant whereas her mother is a Taiwanese immigrant.

Both her parents previously worked for the Formosan Association for Public Affairs in Los Angeles.

Lisa’s parents divorced when she was just seven years old, and her sister Laura Ling was just four years of age. After the divorce, Lisa and her sister were raised by their father in Carmichael, California. Her sister is also a journalist and currently hosts on E! Network.

Lisa Ling, 5’5’’ (1.65m) in height, attended the Del Campo High School in Fair Oaks, California and graduated from the University of Southern California. However, she had to leave the college before graduation as she chose to progress in her professional career.

Lisa Ling's Career Growth & Net Worth

She first debuted on TV as one of the four hosts of teen magazine show Scratch based in Sacramento. At a tender age of 18, she joined Channel One, working majorly as a war correspondent in Iraq and Afghanistan for which she won many awards and gained wide recognition.

After that, she worked as a presenter in many shows like ABC Network’s The View and Our America with Lisa Ling on The Oprah Winfrey Network.

During her time, she got involved in campaigns and causes like cancer prevention and awareness generation, breaking social taboos, and transgender rights as subject matters for her programmes.

It was 14 April 2014 when the CNN announced that Lisa Ling would host its new documentary series This is Life with Lisa Ling which premiered on 28 September 2014.

The show is currently running in its fifth season and interests a vast audience worldwide. According to, an average reporter in CNN makes more than $65000 as her salary.

Lisa surely comes in the radar of top earners for her popularity and makes more than that. With all the years of her dedication and hard work, she has amassed a huge net worth of $10 million.

Lisa Had A Sugar Daddy

Lisa Ling revealed in an interview to The Daily Mail (in September 2014) that she once had a sugar daddy and was attracted to the lifestyle they enjoyed together.

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She even revealed that when she was in her early thirties, she dated a man who was wealthier and older than she was at that time.

Though Lisa had to break up her relationship for her professional success, she said that she had a honey-bee attraction for the lifestyle she was engaged in.

Who is Lisa Ling's Husband? Family Complete?

It was 3 January 2007 that Ling announced her engagement to oncologist Paul Song. The marriage took place on 26 May 2007 and had a huge reception including guests like journalist Connie Chung and actress Kelly Hu.

The married relationship is a happy one, as Lisa posts pictures with her husband on the social media from time to time.

Happy Valentines Day: Lisa Ling posts a picture on her Instagram with her husband, wishing him a happy valentines day (Photo: Lina Ling's Instagram)

Lisa gave birth to a daughter on 8 March 2013 and the second child; a daughter on 4 August 2016. The family of four live in Santa Monica, California.

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The happy couple with children make up a family full of love and joy, and it is inevitable that the family will encounter more reasons to be joyous and prosper in the future.