Discovery Digital Networks announced yesterday that award-winning journalist Laura Ling will join Discovery Digital Networks as Director of Development. In this role, Ling will join the senior team overseeing original program development for Discovery’s suite of digital networks, including TestTube, Animalist and Revision3.
Prior to joining Discovery Digital Networks, Ling was most recently host and reporter for E! Investigates and Society X with Laura Ling, a documentary series airing on the E! Network in which she tackled topics including teen suicide, the challenges faced by military spouses and underground youth subcultures in America. Prior to joining E!, she served as Vice President of Current TV’s journalism department and created the award-winning Vanguard, the network’s weekly investigative documentary series for which she also acted as a correspondent traveling the world to report on a wide-range of subjects such as slave labor in the Amazon and Internet censorship in China.
In 2010, Ling penned Somewhere Inside: One Sister’s Captivity in North Korea and the Other’s Fight to Bring Her Home with her sister, Lisa – documenting her arrest and captivity in North Korea while on assignment along the Chinese border reporting on the trafficking of North Korean women.
We are thrilled to welcome Laura Ling to the Discovery family!