Lisa Ling: A UCA Distinguished Lecture
Lisa Ling is executive producer and host of Our America on the Oprah Winfrey Network, a former field correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show, and a contributor to ABC News' Nightline and National Geographic's Explorer. At the age of 21, she covered the civil war in Afghanistan, and later went on to become a co-host of ABC Daytime's hit show The View, which won its first daytime Emmy during her tenure. She 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.