Lisa Ling is moving to CBS News after nine years with CNN.
The former host of ABC’s The View will be taking her unique style of gritty storytelling to the home of 60 Minutes and other CBS News broadcasts.
“Thank you for the trust @cbsnews. Honored to be able to make thoughtful television about those who might not ordinarily get the chance to tell their stories with some of the very best in the business,” she posted on Instagram.
Ling will be based in Los Angeles and her stories will be featured across CBS news platforms and broadcasts, the network reported.
“Lisa delivers some of the most authentic, human and revealing interviews because of how she embeds with communities and the people she covers. It gives her and us a chance to communicate the pulse of the country and the world in a more experiential way,” said Neeraj Khemlani, president and co-head of CBS News and Stations.. “From war coverage at Channel One News to the anchor table at ‘The View’ to numerous cable series that showcase her immersive journalism, Lisa Ling is a multi-talented reporter and storyteller that we are thrilled to add to our roster of world-class network talent.”
She’s spent the last eight years as executive producer of This is Life with Lisa Ling on CNN. Prior to that, she executive produced and hosted Our America on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN.
She grew up in Sacramento where she worked in high school on the teen program, Scratch, on KXTV. The station discovered her during an open audition at a local shopping mall. From there she went on to be a correspondent for Channel One News, a streaming news service directed at schools across the country.
“At least one person on the news I will trust,” wrote one fan on Instagram.
“You are an incredible journalist. Can’t wait to hear and see more of your stories,” said another.
“Your empathy & powerful storytelling are such a light in this world, and I can’t wait to see all the amazing things you’ll do at CBS News.”
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