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Lisa Ling

Lisa Ling

Keynote Speaker: Executive Producer & Host of CNN's "This is Life"

Lisa Ling Biography

Lisa Ling is the Executive Producer and host of "This is Life" on CNN, now its eighth season. For the show, Ling has embedded with a notorious biker club and explored the medicinal use of psychedelics in psychotherapy.

For five seasons prior, Ling EP’d and hosted "Our America" on OWN. She was also a field correspondent for "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and contributor to ABC News' "Nightline." For these shows she reported from dozens of countries; covering stories about gang rape in the Congo, bride burning in India and the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda, among other issues that are too often ignored.

Ling was the first female host of National Geographic’s flagship show "Explorer" which sent her to cover the phenomenon of female suicide bombing, the spread of the MS-13 gang—considered the world’s most dangerous gang, and the humanitarian crisis inside North Korea.

She 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. She later went 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.

Ling is the co-author of "Mother, Sister. Daughter, Bride: Rituals of Womanhood," and "Somewhere Inside: One Sister’s Captivity in North Korea and The Other’s Fight to Bring Her Home" that she penned with her sister Laura.

In 2014, President Obama appointed Ling to the Commission on White House Fellows. She is an advisory board member for Fostering Media Connections, The Amani Project, and a Baby2Baby angel.

Ling lives in Santa Monica with her husband Paul Song and daughters Jett and Ray.

Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Lisa Ling and other top speakers and celebrities.

Lisa Ling Speaking Topics

Open Heart Open Mind

In today's culture of sound bite news, many important issues get overlooked, if they get covered at all. Lisa Ling has dedicated herself to shedding light on stories impacting the world in which we live. In her presentations, complete with a lively Q&A session, Lisa shares stories from her over 20-year career in media that have profoundly affected her outlook on life. Her hope is that through her experiences people may be provoked to think about things differently and allow themselves to expand their horizons.

The Importance of a Global Perspective

Lisa recounts stories that profoundly changed her life and talks about how travel and going beyond one's comfort zone is wholly transformative, making one smarter, more well-rounded, and more marketable.

Lisa Ling Videos

Lisa Ling on Relationship with Prince & Her Family’s Chinese Restaurant
Take Out with Lisa Ling | Official Trailer | HBO Max
Lisa Ling: Open Heart, Open Mind

How to book Lisa Ling?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Lisa Ling for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Lisa Ling, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Lisa Ling or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Lisa Ling?

Booking fees for Lisa Ling, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lisa Ling, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Lisa Ling?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lisa Ling for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lisa Ling for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Lisa Ling or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Lisa Ling or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Lisa Ling is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including College, Women in Society and Social Issues. The estimated speaking fee range to book Lisa Ling for live events is $50,000 - $100,000, and for virtual events $50,000 - $100,000. Lisa Ling generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mayim Bialik, Elaine Welteroth and Van Jones. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Lisa Ling for an upcoming event.

Lisa Ling Speaking Topics

  • Open Heart Open Mind

    In today's culture of sound bite news, many important issues get overlooked, if they get covered at all. Lisa Ling has dedicated herself to shedding light on stories impacting the world in which we live. In her presentations, complete with a lively Q&A session, Lisa shares stories from her over 20-year career in media that have profoundly affected her outlook on life. Her hope is that through her experiences people may be provoked to think about things differently and allow themselves to expand their horizons.

  • The Importance of a Global Perspective

    Lisa recounts stories that profoundly changed her life and talks about how travel and going beyond one's comfort zone is wholly transformative, making one smarter, more well-rounded, and more marketable.

Lisa Ling Videos

Lisa Ling on Relationship with Prince & Her Family’s Chinese Restaurant
Take Out with Lisa Ling | Official Trailer | HBO Max
Lisa Ling: Open Heart, Open Mind
Lisa Ling speaks of golden opportunities, empowerment for women

Lisa Ling Reviews

  • All in all, I would recommend Lisa and AAE!
    CREW Network - Sep 28 2022

  • The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska on behalf of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln - Jan 21 2022

  • Danaher Corporation - Mar 24 2021

  • CCRA International, Inc. - Feb 25 2019

  • Had a fabulous experience all around!
    United Way of the Big Bend - Oct 31 2018

How to book Lisa Ling?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Lisa Ling for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Lisa Ling, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Lisa Ling or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Lisa Ling?

Booking fees for Lisa Ling, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lisa Ling, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Lisa Ling?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lisa Ling for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lisa Ling for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Lisa Ling or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Lisa Ling or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Lisa Ling is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including College, Women in Society and Social Issues. The estimated speaking fee range to book Lisa Ling for live events is $50,000 - $100,000, and for virtual events $50,000 - $100,000. Lisa Ling generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mayim Bialik, Elaine Welteroth and Van Jones. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Lisa Ling for an upcoming event.

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