Ling, Lisa 1973–

views updated

Ling, Lisa 1973-


Born August 30, 1973, in Sacramento, CA; daughter of Douglas (an aviation supervisor) and Mary (in business) Ling. Education: Attended University of Southern California.


Agent—William Morris Agency, 1 William Morris Pl., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.


Actress, broadcast journalist, and writer. KCET-TV, Los Angeles, documentary filmmaker; College Television Network, political correspondent; ABC News, freelance correspondent, 1997-99. Appeared in commercial for Old Navy clothing, 2000.

Awards, Honors:

Daytime Emmy Award nominations (with others), outstanding talk show host, 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003, for The View.


Television Appearances; Series:

Cohost, Scratch, syndicated, 1991.

Anchor, Channel One News, 1991-99.

Panelist, The View, ABC, 1999-2002.

Host, National Geographic Explorer, MSNBC, several episodes, between 2003 and 2006.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Intimate Portrait: Star Jones, Lifetime, 1999.

The Great American History Quiz: Heroes and Villains, History Channel, 2000.

Host, The 20 Teens Who Will Change the World (also known as Teen People's "20 Teens Who Will Change the World"), The WB, 2001.

Host, The Day It All Changed, The WB, 2001.

Host, After Party at "The View," ABC, 2002.

Host, 113th Tournament of Roses Parade, ABC, 2002.

Host, 2003 Golden Globe Arrivals Special, NBC, 2003.

Cohost, Road to the Oscars, ABC, 2007.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Host, Ultimate Explorer, MSNBC, 1985.

I Love the '80s, VH1, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Evolution," Dangerous Minds, ABC, 1996.

Herself, "The Marry Caitlin Moore Show," Spin City, 2000.

Herself, "True Story," Bette!, CBS, 2001.

Dr. Judith Kim, "The Divorce," Ed, NBC, 2002.

Celebrity judge, America's Most Talented Kid (also known as America's Most Talented Kids), NBC, 2003.

Host, "Mothers Behind Bars: What Happens to the Children," National Geographic Ultimate Explorer, 2004.

Host, "China's Lost Girls," National Geographic Ultimate Explorer, 2004.

Television Guest Appearances; Episodic:

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (also known as The Late Late Show), CBS, 1999, 2003.

Hollywood Squares (also known as H2 and H2: Hollywood Squares), syndicated, 2001.

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 2002.

The Daily Show (also known as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition), Comedy Central, 2003.

The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2004.

Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, 2004.

The O'Reilly Factor, Fox News Network, 2004, 2005.

Dennis Miller, CNBC, 2005.

The Tony Danza Show, syndicated, 2005.

The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah), syndicated, 2005, 2006.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 26th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, CBS, 1999.

The 27th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, ABC, 2000.

Presenter, The 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, NBC, 2001.

Presenter, 2006 Asian Excellence Awards, 2006.

Stage Appearances:

The Vagina Monologues, 2002.


Television Episodes:

"Female Suicide Bombers: Dying to Kill," National Geographic Explorer, MSNBC, 2004.


Contributor to New York Times wire service. Contributing editor of "USA Weekend," USA Today.



Newsmakers, Issue 2, Gale, 2004.


Ladies' Home Journal, November, 2001, pp. 116-119.

People Weekly, August 25, 2003, p. 79.

Psychology Today, January-February, 2003, p. 37.

Runner's World, July, 2005, p. 124.

TV Guide, December 14, 2002, p. 10.

Us, September, 1999, p. 42.