Lisa was chosen as one of People Magazine's annual 100 Most Beautiful People in the World, Beauty at Every Age section, for age 33, in May 2007.
Lisa said she departed The View to pursue other career opportunities but other sources say the network wanted someone with more volubility and personality and thus pushed her out the door.
Lisa's mother once appeared with her on The View as part of a Mother's Day episode.
Lisa covered the fall of the Soviet Union for Channel One back in 1991.
Lisa has produced eight documentaries for PBS.
Lisa has traveled to Iraq and Afghanistan to cover the wars there.
Lisa's favorite actor is the late Bruce Lee.
Lisa has worked as a Contributing Editor for USA Weekend since 2000.
As of 2006, Lisa resides in the Washington D.C. area.
Lisa appeared in a TV commercial for Old Navy in 2000.
Lisa currently stands 5 feet, 5 inches tall when she's standing straight up and not leaning to the left politically.
Saturday Night Live used a cardboard lifesize photo of Lisa when parodying The View in one of their skits.
A group of fraternity brothers at Appalachian State University developed the Lisa Ling Drinking Game during her stint on The View. They would take a drink every time she said something on the show. None of them ever got more than a mild buzz.
Lisa's biggest boner when appearing on The View was when she said that Islamic terrorists might have good reasons for their 9/11 attack.
Lisa began her career in broadcasting at the age of 16 as co-host of Scratch, a nationally syndicated teen show originating in her hometown of Sacramento.
Ling never said much in the discussions on The View. One wag quipped that "whenever Lisa Ling opens her mouth on the show it's only to change feet."
Lisa got engaged to Phillip Levine in February of 2005 but they later broke up.
In April of 2001, Lisa ran in and completed the Boston Marathon.
In addition to her duties at National Geographic, as of 2006 Lisa is a special contributor to the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Left The View to work for National Geographic.