Lisa Ling Biography

Lisa Ling is the executive producer and host of This is Life 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.

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 a co-founder of Secret Society of Women, and a contributor to

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Lisa Ling Videos

Lisa Ling: Open Heart, Open Mind - YouTube
Lisa Ling: Open Heart, Open Mind - YouTube
Lisa Ling speaks of golden opportunities, empowerment for women
Lisa Ling speaks of golden opportunities, empowerment for women

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Lisa Ling is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Lisa Ling for your event is $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 Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Lisa Ling for an upcoming event.

Lisa Ling Videos

Lisa Ling: Open Heart, Open Mind - YouTube
Lisa Ling: Open Heart, Open Mind - YouTube
Lisa Ling speaks of golden opportunities, empowerment for women
Lisa Ling speaks of golden opportunities, empowerment for women

Lisa Ling Reviews

  • I had a great experience working with AAE. Everyone was great. I really appreciated the prompt, open communication. I would definitely use AAE again for future events!
    Danaher Corporation - Mar 24 2021

  • There aren't enough stars to represent how satisfied we were with the experience. It truly made our entire event that much more effective in that we were able to trust the process and had everything we needed from the very beginning. We will absolutely use AAE again when the time comes!
    CCRA International, Inc. - Feb 25 2019

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

  • I have given the highest rating for all because I truly received exceptional service and enjoyed working with all involved. Our event with Lisa Ling was amazing and very successful. Lisa was very nice and very in tune with our students and staff. I am recommending All American to everyone! Thank you so much.
    San Jose State University - Sep 22 2017

  • It was amazing! Thank you so much for helping coordinate. Lisa Ling was super nice and very easy to work with. Very down to earth. First on her itinerary was a small discussion group. She sat in a circle with about 25 students prior to the main event. The students asked questions and she shared. Second on her itinerary was the main presentation (approximately 200 or so in attendance). Her presentation was really impactful - she shared many stories and experiences. She also held a Q & A. Our students were very excited and happy. She touched many lives last night! Again, a big thanks!
    San Jose State University - Sep 19 2017

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.


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