Lisa Ling, Host of National Geographic Explorer Speaks at Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts

News Story: December 21, 2007

Sacred Heart University’s Student Affairs Lecture Series presented Journalist Lisa Ling, host of National Geographic Channel’s Explore on December 4th at the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts.

Since joining National Geographic in December 2002 as the first woman host of Explorer, Ling has covered the looting of antiquities in war-torn Iraq, investigated the increasingly deadly drug war in Colombia, examined the complex issues surrounding China’s one-child policy, explored the phenomenon of female suicide bombers in Chechnya and Israel’s occupied territories, and reported on the hidden and dangerous culture inside American prisons. In addition to her work with National Geographic, Ling is a special correspondent to The Oprah Winfrey Show, taking her from India to the Congo. From 1999-2002, Ling was a co-host of ABC's The View.