Lisa Ling - Relationships and Family

Relationships and Family

On January 3, 2007, Ling announced her engagement to Chicago-based radiation oncologist Paul Song, 41. They married on May 26, 2007, in their hometown of Los Angeles. The wedding party included guests such as Connie Chung, one of Lisa's personal heroes, and actresses Kelly Hu and Diane Farr. On June 7, 2009, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from National University, after giving the commencement speech there.

Her younger sister, Laura Ling, also a journalist, is managing editor of Vanguard at Current TV. In March 2009 Laura and her colleague Euna Lee were detained by North Korea for illegal entry into the country. They had been attempting to film refugees along the border with China. In June, they were sentenced to 12 years in a labor prison for illegal entry into North Korea, and unspecified hostile acts.

North Korea released Laura and Euna on August 4, 2009 after a visit from former U.S. President Bill Clinton. Laura and Lisa went on to collaborate on the first book either has had published, Somewhere Inside: One Sister's Captivity in North Korea and the Other's Fight to Bring Her Home, published in May 2010.

In October 2012 Lisa announced on Anderson Cooper's talk show that she and husband Paul Song are expecting their first child, a baby girl.

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