Laura Ling is an American journalist and a writer. She has worked in Current TV. Current TV owned by former vice president Al Gore until 2013. Al Gore is the vice president and correspondent of its Vanguard Journalism unit, which produced Vanguard TV series that weekly investigate documentary series. In 2014, Ling has joined Discovery Digital Network as a director of a development.
Laura Ling Married Life With Lain Clayton, Any Kids?
Ling got engaged on January3, 2007 and just after four months of her engagement she got married to Lain Clayton on May 26, 2007. Clayton is a financial analyst. In 2010 she gave birth her first daughter on June 3, 2010. She named her daughter Li Jefferson Clayton in honour of President Bill Clinton, it was Bill Clinton’s middle name. Her second baby a son which was born on December 18, 2013 they named him Kai.
Laura Ling Net Worth
According to many sources Laura Ling net worth is estimated to be $8.5 Million. She has earned this amount from her profession journalism.
Laura Ling Bio: Age,Parents, Siblings, Early Life
Laura Ling is 43 years old, she was born December 1, 1976 in Sacramento, California. Her father name was Doug Long who was an immigrant from China. Her mother name was Mary May-Yan. She was also an immigrant from Tainan. Her parents got divorced when she was just four and her sister Lisa Ling was seven years old. Both sisters were raised by their father in California. Her sister Lisa ling is three years elder than Laura, she was born on born August 30, 1973. She is an American journalist, television presenter and author.
Laura Ling Education And Career Details
Laura completed her graduation in communications degree in 1998 from the University Of California Las Angeles (UCLA). She served as a student analyst at UCLA for centre for communications policy. Ling started working on television when a nationally teen magazine chose her as one of the four hosts of Scratch. At the age og18, she has been selected on Channel One News as one of their youngest reporters and anchors. Among her roles was war correspondent, including assignments in Iraq and Afghanistan.
After the September 11, 2001 attacks, she also drew both fire and praise for her comments. The worst terrorist attack in the USA. Likewise, she got an opportunity to host National Geographic Ultimate Explorer.
Moreover, she was a correspondent that tracked excessive shark fishing in Costa Rica, elephant poaching in Chad. And gave people an inside look at the battle for control over oil in Nigeria. In 2010, Lang Co-founded the website Secret Society Of Women.com, a forum for women where they can share their problems anonymously.
In 2011, Our America show got on air through the own: The Oprah Winfrey Network. Then, it achieved five straight seasons a success. In 2014, CNN announced that Ling will host a new documentary series, this is Life with Lisa Ling, to join its prime-time lineup on September 28, 2014.
North Korean Soldiers Apprehended Laura Ling
While reporting on trafficking in North Korea in 2009, Ling was detained by soldiers along the Chinese-North Korean border and held captive for 140 days. She documented the experience in her 2010 memoir, Somewhere Inside. Clinton went to North Korea in August to help free Ling after she was accused of illegally crossing the border from China to spy and sentenced to hard labour.
Laura Ling Books And Articles
Laura has written so many article in newspapers and magazines. She is an award-winning journalist who most recently hosted two documentary series airing on the E! Network: E! Investigates and Society X with Laura Ling. She wrote her first book in 2010 named “Somewhere Inside: One Sister’s Captivity in North Korea and the Other’s Fight to bring her home” in 2010. Her second book “Positive Parenting in Action: The How‑to Guide for Putting Positive Parenting Principles Into Actions In Early Childhood” in 2013.
Laura Ling Awards
In 2011 at International Documentary Association Award, for Our America with Lisa Ling, she won Best Episodic Series. In 2000 and 2001. At OFTA Television Award She won Best Host of a Talk or Service Show for The View (1997)
She looks beautiful and simple. She got brown eyes and brown hair. Her height is 5 feet 5inches. Her weight is 52 kg according to some reliable sources.
How Active Is Laura Ling On Social Media?
Laura is very active on social media, on Twitter she has 1.3k of followers and on facebook she has 1.3k of followers. She has on average of 227 k followers on Instagram. She updates on all these social mediums on daily basis and interact with her fans.