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Laura Ling

Journalist Known for Being Detained in North Korea; Host of "E! Investigates;" Co-Author, "Somewhere Inside"

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 Laura Ling Biography

Laura Ling is the host and reporter on E! Investigates, a documentary series on the E! Network, which explores topics such as teen suicide and the challenges faced by military spouses. Prior to joining the E! Network, Ling served as Vice President of Current TV’s journalism department and created Current’s weekly investigative documentary series Vanguard. Ling also worked as a correspondent reporting on crucial issues from around the world. She has reported from dozens of countries and has covered subjects including slave labor in the Amazon, Mexico’s drug war, Internet censorship in China, and women’s rights in Turkey.

In March 2009, while reporting on the trafficking of North Korean women, Ling was detained by North Korean soldiers along the Chinese-North Korean border. She and her colleague Euna Lee were arrested and held captive in North Korea for 140 days before being granted a special pardon and returning to the United States. She has since sought to shine a light on the issue of trafficked women as well as to bring greater attention to the plight of other imprisoned journalists around the world. Ling has also worked as a series producer for Channel One News where she produced reports from around the globe. Ling co-created Breaking it Down, a documentary series on MTV that aired between 1999 and 2001. Her work has also appeared on ABC’s Nightline, NBC, PBS and the WB.

Ling is co-author of Somewhere Inside: One Sister’s Captivity in North Korea and the Other’s Fight to Bring Her Home, that she penned with her sister Lisa.

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Somewhere Inside: One Sister's Captivity in North Korea and the Other's Fight to Bring Her Home

Somewhere Inside: One Sister's Captivity in North Korea and the Other's Fight to Bring Her Home

Speaking Topics
  • Journey of Hope

    As a journalist, Laura Ling has spent a large part of her career focusing on human rights issues and struggles for freedom. Ling talks about these experiences in addition to her own personal loss of liberty being held prisoner in one of the world’s most secretive, repressive nations and sentenced to twelve years hard labor for doing her work as a journalist. Ling recounts her time in captivity, from moments when she feared she might never see her family again, to glimmers of humanity and compassion directed towards her by her captors, to the ways in which she fought to win back her freedom. She talks about what sustained her throughout that terrifying period of isolation and how she was able to maintain hope.

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  • Laura Ling to host E! show

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    Booking fees for Laura Ling, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Laura Ling, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Laura Ling?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Laura Ling for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Laura Ling for your next private or corporate function.
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Laura Ling

Journalist Known for Being Detained in North Korea; Host of "E! Investigates;" Co-Author, "Somewhere Inside"

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Laura Ling Biography

Laura Ling is the host and reporter on E! Investigates, a documentary series on the E! Network, which explores topics such as teen suicide and the challenges faced by military spouses. Prior to joining the E! Network, Ling served as Vice President of Current TV’s journalism department and created Current’s weekly investigative documentary series Vanguard. Ling also worked as a correspondent reporting on crucial issues from around the world. She has reported from dozens of countries and has covered subjects including slave labor in the Amazon, Mexico’s drug war, Internet censorship in China, and women’s rights in Turkey.

In March 2009, while reporting on the trafficking of North Korean women, Ling was detained by North Korean soldiers along the Chinese-North Korean border. She and her colleague Euna Lee were arrested and held captive in North Korea for 140 days before being granted a special pardon and returning to the United States. She has since sought to shine a light on the issue of trafficked women as well as to bring greater attention to the plight of other imprisoned journalists around the world. Ling has also worked as a series producer for Channel One News where she produced reports from around the globe. Ling co-created Breaking it Down, a documentary series on MTV that aired between 1999 and 2001. Her work has also appeared on ABC’s Nightline, NBC, PBS and the WB.

Ling is co-author of Somewhere Inside: One Sister’s Captivity in North Korea and the Other’s Fight to Bring Her Home, that she penned with her sister Lisa.

Laura Ling Videos

  • Laura Ling on Imprisonment in North Korea
    Lisa and Laura Ling recount their experiences from Laura’s abduction in North Korea. while she was working on a documentary.
  • The Ritual That Helped Laura Ling Survive North Korea
    Rituals with Laura Ling is a series that takes viewers on a journey through the psyche and habits of extraordinary individuals to find out how they...
  • Journalist Laura Ling Shares Her Journey of Hope
    Journalist Laura Ling reflects on how she found the courage to persevere while unlawfully imprisoned in North Korea.

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Laura Ling Speaking Topics

  • Journey of Hope

    As a journalist, Laura Ling has spent a large part of her career focusing on human rights issues and struggles for freedom. Ling talks about these experiences in addition to her own personal loss of liberty being held prisoner in one of the world’s most secretive, repressive nations and sentenced to twelve years hard labor for doing her work as a journalist. Ling recounts her time in captivity, from moments when she feared she might never see her family again, to glimmers of humanity and compassion directed towards her by her captors, to the ways in which she fought to win back her freedom. She talks about what sustained her throughout that terrifying period of isolation and how she was able to maintain hope.

FAQs on booking Laura Ling

  • How to book Laura Ling?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Laura Ling for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Laura Ling, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Laura Ling or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Laura Ling?

    Booking fees for Laura Ling, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Laura Ling, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Laura Ling?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Laura Ling for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Laura Ling for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Laura Ling or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Laura Ling or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Laura Ling is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Laura Ling for your event is available upon request. Laura Ling generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Angela Davis, Donna Brazile, Erin Brockovich, Lisa Ling and Lisa Leslie. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Laura Ling for an upcoming event.

Laura Ling Speaker Videos

  • Laura Ling on Imprisonment in North Korea
    Lisa and Laura Ling recount their experiences from Laura’s abduction in North Korea. while she was working on a documentary.
    The Ritual That Helped Laura Ling Survive North Korea
    Rituals with Laura Ling is a series that takes viewers on a journey through the psyche and habits of extraordinary individuals to find out how they survive, thrive, and gain focus.
  • Journalist Laura Ling Shares Her Journey of Hope
    Journalist Laura Ling reflects on how she found the courage to persevere while unlawfully imprisoned in North Korea.
    Laura Ling's Captivity in North Korea
    For nearly five months, journalist Laura Ling was imprisoned in North Korea and spoke with CBS News Jan Crawford about her captivity and her sister, Lisa's fight for her freedom detailed in their new...
  • Laura Ling Speaks with Bill Clinton After Release from North Korea
    Journalist Laura Ling tells how she and Euna Lee discovered they were free. It makes Bill Clinton and diplomacy seem, to quote Ling, "supercool."

Laura Ling Speaking Topics

  • Journey of Hope

    As a journalist, Laura Ling has spent a large part of her career focusing on human rights issues and struggles for freedom. Ling talks about these experiences in addition to her own personal loss of liberty being held prisoner in one of the world’s most secretive, repressive nations and sentenced to twelve years hard labor for doing her work as a journalist. Ling recounts her time in captivity, from moments when she feared she might never see her family again, to glimmers of humanity and compassion directed towards her by her captors, to the ways in which she fought to win back her freedom. She talks about what sustained her throughout that terrifying period of isolation and how she was able to maintain hope.

Laura Ling News

  • Laura Ling – Discovery Communications, Inc.

    But woven into her triumphs are obstacles few her age have been forced to face, including years of domestic instability and gang violence. Seeker's Laura Ling ...

  • Laura Ling to host E! show

    Entertainment channel E! has hired Laura Ling, who was detained with a Current TV colleague in North Korea last year, to host hour-long series "E! Investigates" ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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