Former View Star Lisa Ling Engaged

Former View Star Lisa Ling Engaged
Lisa Ling and Philip Levine
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03/01/2005 AT 04:00 PM EST

Lisa Ling, best known as a former co-host of The View, has gotten engaged to media entrepreneur Philip Levine.

Ling, 31, who left the daytime talk show in December of 2002 to host National Geographic Ultimate Explorer, met Levine eight months ago through mutual friends. The pair got engaged on Feb. 18 in Rome.

In her pre-View career, the California-born Ling spent seven years as a reporter for Channel One News, a satellite service for schools. She previously dated Die Another Day and The Fast and the Furious actor Rick Yune.

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