Laura Ling is a well-known journalist famous for her journals. She is a television presenter and author as well.
Laura Ling Bio: Age, Early Life, Nationality, Parents
She was born on 1st December 1976 in Carmichael, California, United States. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius. She holds the nationality of America. Laura Ling is 44 in the age that is ranked on the 337th position in popularity.
Ling’s father Doug is an immigrant that was born in mainland China and her mother Mary Mei-yan is an immigrant born in Tainan, Taiwan. She was the head of the Los Angeles office of the Formosan Association for Public Affairs. Her parents got divorced when Laura was four years old and her sister was seven. The two sisters were brought up by their father in Sacramento, California.
Laura Ling Education Details
Laura completed her schooling from Del Campo High School in Fair Oaks, California. She was deeply interested in journalism from childhood. Ling graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1998. At UCLA, her father worked as a student analyst for the Center for Communication Policy. Laura worked on the Violence Assessment Project by studying TV programs.
Laura Ling Career Details
Lisa Ling is an American journalist and also a presenter and an author. Currently, she is working as a host of “This is the Life with Lisa Ling” at the CNN channel. After the divorce of her parents, both the sisters encouraged each other to start their careers from journalism. They helped each other in difficult times and stand by each other at every moment.
Laura started her career of journalism from Channel One News where she was a producer and correspondent at KCET‘s SoCal Connected. Laura worked on documentary series on MTV that got air between 1999 and 2001. People started knowing her from her work.
From onwards she started her career moving towards Current TV where she wrote reports on several issues about Cuba, Indonesia, and the Philippines, Turkey, the West Bank, the Amazon River, and many other areas. She was the host reporter on EI Investigates that is a documentary series on EI network. Laura Ling joined Discovery Digital Networks as the Director of Development. Ling made a documentary about North Korean defectors by keeping herself undercover. She faced many dangers while recording the documentary. But she never gave up on her work and did her best to fulfill the tasks.
Her shows got aired and she became a famous personality worldwide in the communication industry.
In March 2009, news aired on television screens that two American journalists were illegally entering the country. On May 3, 2009, it was officially announced that Laura and her fellow Euna Lee were detained after they shoot the documentary film on the refugees of China. In June 2009, they were imprisoned for 12 years for illegal entry in North Korea. Lisa Ling stated in a report that when her sister and fellow were about to leave, Laura had an ulcer treatment and they never intended to cross North Korea. South Korea and the United States accused of creating a crisis of North Korea. After that Ling and Lee were apologized by the government and they were returned to the United States by considering an unannounced visit to North Korea.
Laura Ling Awards And Recognitions
Apart from the crisis, Ling was been awarded for her work. In 2009, she was named Glamour magazine’s Women of the Year. In 2011, Laura received a McGill Medal for her journalistic efforts from the Graddy College of Journalism and Mass Communication. In 2014, she was awarded Emmy Award and an Edward R. Murrow Award for SoCal Connected. She had won many other awards and the list goes on.
Is Laura Ling Married To Husband?
Laura was married to Lain Clayton that was a financial analyst in Burbank California. Laura gave birth to a baby girl on 3rd June 2010 and her name is Li Jefferson Clayton. The name was formed by the collaboration in a way that her parents decided to name her baby as Li and Jefferson was President Clinton’s middle name. On 18th December 2013, Laura gave birth to a son named Kai. They are a complete family and living a happy life.
Laura Ling Net Worth
Laura Ling is one of the lushest journalists of the United States. As of April 2020, there is an estimate that Ling has a net worth of $1Million to $5Million and the biggest part of her earning comes from her journalism.