09:20 AM EDT 05/15/2013
Originally posted 05/10/2013 05:45PM
Journalist Ling, 39, is the host of the OWN program Our America with Lisa Ling. She and her husband of nearly six years, biotech firm president Paul Song, 47, celebrated the birth of their first child, daughter Jett, in March. Ling has chronicled her journey to motherhood with PEOPLE, and now shares her thoughts on the eve of Mother's Day.
Although this is my very first Mother's Day as a mother, it's only been eight weeks, so I still have a lot to learn. Fortunately though, I have an extraordinary person to whom I can look up – my mother Mary.
There are times when the words thank you are simply unable to express the degree of appreciation one has for someone else; that is how grateful I am to my mother.
Originally posted 03/08/2013 05:30PM
The Our America host welcomed daughter Jett on Friday afternoon in Santa Monica, the new parents confirm
Originally posted 11/16/2012 02:30PM
"I'm really excited but more nervous than anything," says the Our America host. "I'm someone who is always in control"
Originally posted 10/26/2012 03:30PM
Expecting a baby girl, the Our America host is being especially careful after a previous miscarriage
Originally posted 10/24/2012 05:30PM
Hey, I'm Kate Hogan, the style news editor at PEOPLE.com. I had the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes on Anderson Live Wednesday, acting as blogger of the day and live-Tweeting from New York City's CBS Studios.
It was a busy morning for us at PEOPLE (we debuted Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel's wedding photos!) but it was a busy morning for Anderson Cooper, too: His co-host for the day, Lisa Ling, revealed that she's expecting a baby girl!
We got to break the news but that wasn't all ...
Originally posted 10/24/2012 11:45AM
The Our America host shared the happy news on Anderson Cooper's live talk show on Wednesday
Originally posted 02/16/2011 05:20PM
For Lisa Ling, hearing that 60 Minutes journalist Lara Logan had been brutally sexually assaulted in Egypt hit home.
"When I first heard the story I was devastated," Ling, whose TV-reporter sister Laura Ling was held captive for five months in a North Korean prison in 2009, said on Wednesday's The Wendy Williams Show. "I have never met her, but she does incredible work and I wish her and her family well and hope that she comes back strong because her work is really unique. She's a very courageous woman and I wish her well."
Referencing her sister's experience, Ling said journalists generally understand the dangers they face – but sometimes, the unexpected happens.
Originally posted 12/09/2010 12:45PM
Former View co-host Lisa Ling has revealed she had a miscarriage six months ago, in an episode of The View set to air Friday, and says the experience left her feeling like "a complete failure."
"I felt more like a failure than I'd felt in a very long time," Ling, 37, says in the interview.
Already seven weeks pregnant, Ling, who is married to oncologist Paul Song, was told by doctors that her baby had no heartbeat.
Ling says that before the miscarriage she was "sort of cavalier" about the pregnancy.
Originally posted 06/03/2010 05:45AM
Laura Ling experienced two life-altering thrills within a year's time: seeing former President Bill Clinton's August arrival in North Korea to the secure her and Current TV colleague Euna Lee's freedom after five months in government captivity – and learning she was pregnant with her and husband Iain Clayton's first child.
Now she can add a third.
At 7:36 p.m. PT on Wednesday, Ling, 33, and financial analyst Clayton, 43, welcomed daughter Li Jefferson Clayton at St. Joseph's Hospital in Burbank, Calif. She weighed 8 lbs., 2 oz.
Originally posted 05/20/2010 11:40AM
Sitting in a prison cell in North Korea last summer sentenced to 12 years of hard labor, Laura Ling was coming to terms with the idea that she might never have kids. Back home a year later, she's about to have a daughter – and will name her after her sister, Lisa Ling – the former host of The View – who worked tirelessly to get Laura released.
"It wasn't exactly planned," Laura, 33, tells PEOPLE of the pregnancy, "but you get separated from your husband for five months, not knowing if you will ever see him again and certain things happen!"
The child is due in a few weeks – and Laura and husband Iain Clayton, 43, couldn't be happier.
"We feel like this child is a miracle," she says. "I had pushed [motherhood] off for so long, I was so focused on my career, even though I knew my husband was ready. And so the fact that we had the opportunity to try, and it even happened ... it's such a blessing."
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