Lisa Ling Net Worth

Lisa Ling Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Lisa J. Ling net worth is
$8.5 Million

Lisa J. Ling Wiki Biography

Lisa J. Ling was born on 30 August 1973, in Sacramento, California, USA, of Chinese and Taiwanese ancestry. Lisa is a host, presenter and journalist, best known for being the host of a variety of shows including “The View”, “This is Life with Lisa Ling”, and “The Job”. She’s worked on a variety of shows, and is a correspondent for CNN and the Oprah Winfrey Network. Her endeavors have helped raise her net worth to where it is now.

How rich is Lisa Ling? As of early-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $8.5 million, mostly earned through a successful career in television. Aside from that, Lisa has also been well known for her journalistic work and has even collaborated at times with her sister who’s also journalist, Laura Ling. All of these helped raise her wealth.


Lisa Ling Net Worth $8.5 Million

After the divorce of Lisa’s parents, she was raised by her father and aspired to be a journalist. She studied and matriculated from Del Campo High School and then studied at the University of Southern California without graduating. Lisa started out as a host of the show “Scratch”, which was shown as more of a teen magazine show. She would then become well known for her reporting and documentaries, becoming part of Channel One News and being sent to locations such as Afghanistan and Iraq. Her work also earned her awards, and eventually she tried her hand out to become part of the series “The View”, which she succeeded in. It is said that she auditioned against 12,000 other hopefuls to earn the position. She was part of the show until 2002, and would then go back and become a reporter and journalist. She was also well known as one of the faces of the media during the September 11 attacks. In 2005, Ling became part of the show “National Geographic Explorer” and travelled to various parts of the world, reporting on things such as North Korea and the Colombia drug war. Her net worth was well established.

After this show, she joined “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, and became the show’s investigative reporter where she continued to cover events such as armies in Congo and Uganda, gang rape, child trafficking and the 2007 Virginia Tech Massacre. Ling was also offered a place in CNN’s “Planet in Peril”, where Lisa covered things such as elephant poaching and shark fishing. In 2011, “Our America with Lisa Ling” started on The Oprah Winfrey Network and would run for five seasons. One of Lisa’s latest works has been a documentary series with CNN entitled “This is Life with Lisa Ling”.

For her personal life, it is known that Ling married in 2007, to Paul Song and they currently reside in Santa Monica, California. They have a daughter who interestingly was announced during a talk show with Anderson Cooper. Her younger sister Laura has also become known for journalistic work similar to her sister’s and they’ve collaborated on a book together – “Somewhere Inside: One Sister’s Captivity in North Korea and the Other’s Fight to Bring Her Home”, which was published in 2010.

Full NameLisa Ling
Net Worth$8.5 Million
Salary$8.5 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 30, 1973
Place Of BirthSacramento, California, USA
Height5' 5" (1.65 m)
ProfessionProducer, TV host, presenter, journalist, writer
EducationDel Campo High School, University of Southern California
SpousePaul Song (m. 2007)
ChildrenRay Ling Song, Jett Ling Song
ParentsMary Ling, Doug Ling
SiblingsLaura Ling
NominationsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host, News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Programming – Long Form, News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism – Long Form
MoviesNational Geographic: World's Most Dangerous Gang (2006), National Geographic: Iraq's Guns for Hire, Seoul Sisters (2014)
TV Shows“The View” (1999-2002), “This is Life with Lisa Ling” (2015), “The Job” (2013), Our America with Lisa Ling (2011-2014)
1I hope my desire to travel so much isn't forever because it's not the most conducive lifestyle for a relationship or a family by any means. (People, 2003)
2On being nervous as a co-host on The View (1997): Coming from an Asian culture, I was always taught to respect my elders, to be a better listener than a talker. But if I didn't think it was a challenge I wouldn't have done it. (Psychology Today Magazine, Jan/Feb 2003)
3Our time on Earth is so random. Try to accomplish things you have always dreamt of while you can. I know it sounds cliché, but the biggest lesson I have learned is that life is precious; enjoy it while it lasts. (Psychology Today Magazine, Jan/Feb 2003)
1Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 42, a daughter named Ray Ling Song on June 6, 2016. Child's father is her husband, Paul Song.
2Release of her book, "Somewhere Inside: One Sister's Captivity in North Korea and the Other's Fight to Bring Her Home" by Lisa with Laura Ling. [2010]
3Gave birth to her 1st child at age 39, a daughter named Jett Ling Song on March 8, 2013. Child's father is her husband, Paul Song.
4Miscarried her future 1st child with her husband Paul Song at 7 weeks of pregnancy. [June 2010]
5(May 26, 2007) Married her boyfriend of a year, Paul Song, after a 4 month engagement.
6Co-hostess of The View (1997) from 1999 to 2002.
7Correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986).
8Correspondent for National Geographic Explorer (1985).
9Older sister of Laura Ling.
10Wore a bright red Vivienne Tam dress for her wedding.
11Was previously engaged to entrepreneur Philip Levine.
12Ran the Boston Marathon in order to raise money for pediatric cancer charities. She finished the race in 4 hours, 34 minutes, and 18 seconds. Lisa raised about $80,000 for charity. [April 2001]
13Supported Ralph Nader during the 2000 presidential election.
14Admitted in the Mar. 2001 issue of "In Style" that the kitchen of her newly purchased New York City apartment is: (1) barely used (she & Rick order out all the time), and (2) decorated with various framed pictures of the late great martial arts hero Bruce Lee.
15Attended the University of Southern California, but dropped out after her junior year
16Her middle name is the Chinese word meaning wisdom.
17Was an anchor on Channel One, a controversial news program for school children usually played during the school day.


This Is Life with Lisa Ling2014TV Series documentary executive producer - 1 episode
Our America with Lisa Ling2011-2012TV Series executive producer - 12 episodes
Our America with Lisa Ling: A Closer Look2011TV Movie documentary executive producer


Phineas and Ferb2011TV SeriesAdditional Voices
Ed2002TV SeriesDr. Judith Kim


ABC News Nightline2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
National Geographic Explorer2004TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode


The Dr. Oz Show2016TV SeriesHerself
Last Call with Carson Daly2011-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The Daily Show2001-2016TV SeriesHerself
The View2000-2016TV SeriesHerself
Access Hollywood Live2016TV SeriesHerself
The Insider2015-2016TV SeriesHerself
This Is Life with Lisa Ling2014-2015TV Series documentaryHerself / Herself - Hostess
Steve Harvey2015TV SeriesHerself
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHerself - Panelist / Herself
The Meredith Vieira Show2014TV SeriesHerself
Our America with Lisa Ling2011-2014TV SeriesHerself - Host / Herself
Katie2014TV SeriesHerself
Any Given Tuesday2013ShortHerself
Entertainment Tonight2008-2013TV SeriesHerself
The Jeff Probst Show2012-2013TV SeriesHerself - Host / Herself
Anderson Cooper 360°2013TV SeriesHerself
The Job2013TV SeriesHerself - Host
The Talk2011-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Larry King Now2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Kathy2012-2013TV SeriesHerself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHerself
Touching Ourselves2012ShortHerself
The Nate Berkus Show2011-2012TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2011TV SeriesHerself
Big Morning Buzz Live2011TV SeriesHerself
Today2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
A Decade of Difference: A Concert Celebrating 10 Years of the William J. Clinton Foundation2011DocumentaryHerself - Video
Dr. Phil2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Good Morning America2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Piers Morgan Tonight2011TV SeriesHerself
National Geographic Explorer2004-2011TV Series documentaryHerself - Host / Herself / Herself - Correspondent / ...
The Oprah Winfrey Show2005-2011TV SeriesHerself / Reporter
Our America with Lisa Ling: A Closer Look2011TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2011TV SeriesHerself
Miss Representation2011DocumentaryHerself - Executive Producer and Host OWN's Our America
Oprah's Guide to OWN2011TV MovieHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004-2010TV SeriesHerself
Larry King Live2009-2010TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Vincent Who?2009DocumentaryHerself
Planet in Peril: Battle Lines2008TV Special documentaryHerself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet2008TV SeriesHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2007-2008TV Series documentaryHerself
Pangea Day2008TV MovieHerself
Who Cares About Girls?2007-2008TV SeriesHerself - Correspondent
2006 Asian Excellence Awards2006TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHerself
The O'Reilly Factor2004-2005TV SeriesHerself
Dennis Miller2005TV SeriesHerself
National Geographic Ultimate Explorer2004TV Series documentaryHerself - Host
The Wayne Brady Show2004TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn1999-2003TV SeriesHerself
America's Most Talented Kids2003TV SeriesHerself / Celebrity judge
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2003TV SeriesHerself
Iraq's Lost Treasure2003TV Movie documentaryHerself - host
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Hollywood Squares2000-2002TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2002TV SeriesHerself
The 20 Teens Who Will Change the World2001Herself - Hostess
Late Show with David Letterman2001TV SeriesHerself
The Day It All Changed2001TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
Bette2001TV SeriesHerself
The 27th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2000TV SpecialHerself
Spin City2000TV SeriesHerself
Intimate Portrait1999TV Series documentaryHerself
ABC World News Tonight with David Muir1998TV SeriesHerself - Correspondent
Dangerous Minds1996TV SeriesHerself
Scratch1991/ITV Series documentaryCo-Host
Channel One News1990TV SeriesHerself / Anchor

Won Awards

2014IDA AwardInternational Documentary AssociationBest Episodic SeriesOur America with Lisa Ling (2011)
2001OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Talk or Service ShowThe View (1997)
2000OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Talk or Service ShowThe View (1997)

Nominated Awards

2015IDA AwardInternational Documentary AssociationBest Episodic SeriesThis Is Life with Lisa Ling (2014)
2008EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Informational Programing - Long FormNational Geographic Explorer (1985)
2003Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show HostThe View (1997)
2002Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show HostThe View (1997)
2002OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Talk or Service ShowThe View (1997)
2001Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show HostThe View (1997)
2000Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show HostThe View (1997)
1999OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Talk or Service ShowThe View (1997)

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