Lisa Ling is expecting a baby girl!
People magazine reports that the TV journalist — a former co-host on “The View” and currently host of a documentary series on OWN — announced the news on fellow journalist Anderson Cooper’s talk show.
In 2010, Ling suffered a miscarriage after seven weeks. “I felt more like a failure than I’d felt in a very long time,” Ling told “The View” at the time.
“I don’t know that I took it as seriously as I should have because it happened so fast. But then when I heard the doctor say there was no heartbeat it was like bam, like a knife through the heart.”
The baby girl will be the first child of Ling, 39, and her husband of five years, Paul Song. In March 2009, Ling’s younger sister Laura Ling made news when she and journalist Euna Lee were detained in North Korea for trespassing and sentenced to 12 years of hard labor. They were released five months later, in August, after former President Bill Clinton made a surprise visit to the country to negotiate their pardon.
Laura Ling gave birth to a baby girl one year later and named her Li Jefferson Clayton, after sister Lisa (“Li”) and Clinton, whose middle name is “Jefferson”.