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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Inspired by the Amazing Lisa Ling!





American Journalist, Lisa Ling



Celebrating AMAZING WOMEN  in the month of March & Beyond! Today, the honor goes to the incredibly Fierce and highly revered, American Journalist, Host, and Special Correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show, and CNN ...Lisa Ling!

As the 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 and the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda, among other issues that are too often ignored.

Ling has covered the drug war in Colombia, investigated the notorious MS-13 gang, and explored the culture of U.S. prisons. She also was allowed to travel into North Korea as part of a medical missionary group, where she and a film team were able to document a rare look into North Korea. The trip was documented in the 2007 National Geographic documentary "Inside North Korea".

Lisa has also has reported on the under cover investigation of Pennsylvanian puppy mills with Main Line Animal Rescue, the immediate aftermath of the hurricane in New Orleans, and the April 2007 Virginia Tech Massacre.

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. 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. She left the show after three and a half years towards the end of 2002 to go back to international reporting. She was responsible for proposing segments like investing for women, and, according to Ling, her goal was to say one thing each day that would make people think, whether it made them cheer or made them throw things at their TV. 

Lisa was a special correspondent for CNN's Planet in Peril series and is a contributing editor for USA Today's USA Weekend magazine. She 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 also serves on the Board of Directors for the California Museum.

In 2011, Lisa claimed her own series on the new channel, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, titled Our America with Lisa Ling.

In October 2012 Lisa announced on Anderson Cooper's talk show that she and husband Paul Song were expecting their first child, a baby girl. She gave birth to a daughter named Jett Ling Song on March 8, 2013~ OWN's, Our America with Lisa Ling & Wikipedia

Lisa Ling, your powerful force of investigative journalism and path to explore & reclaim the human spirit is what inspires me {as should all women}! J.R. Randle

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