Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Lisa Ling Has Oprah’s Blessing

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Correspondent Lisa Ling is Oprah Winfrey’s right hand girl when it comes to covering global issues.

But now she’s branching out on her own and Oprah couldn’t be happier for her.

Ling says Oprah has been “very supportive” of her outside projects especially her latest documentary, Who Cares About Girls: Daughters Left Behind, which focuses on young girls with mothers in prison.

Says Ling: “Oprah has given me so many opportunities. I think I’m doing better journalistic stories because of her than if I was on a regular news channel or another network.”

Ling says her work is so gratifying, mainly because, as she points out, “There isn’t enough people covering these types of stories in the news today.”

Although her Oprah connections have scored her gigs on the red carpet as well, Ling plans to stick with the “harder issues” because that’s where her heart “really lies.”

The first installment of the three part series Who Cares About Girls: Daughters Left Behind premieres Sunday (Mar. 25) on Oxygen.

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