Lisa Ling is pregnant, and the former co-host of The View announced that she’s expecting a baby girl.
The television journalist, who is now the host of a documentary series on the OWN network, announced the news on Anderson Cooper’s talk show.
The news that Lisa Ling is pregnant likely bring extra joy to the journalist, The Huffington Post reported. In 2010 she suffered a miscarriage seven weeks after getting pregnant.
“I felt more like a failure than I’d felt in a very long time,” Lisa 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.”
Lisa Ling’s pregnancy will be the first child for the 39-year-old and her husband, Paul Song.
On Anderson Cooper, Lisa Ling showed off a sonogram of her growing baby, The Daily Mail reported.
“I was trying to keep it quiet for a long time but now I’m starting to get to the point where it looks like I’m starting to get this big beer belly,” Lisa Ling said of her pregnancy as a picture of the sonogram flashed on the screen behind her.
Determined to turn the situation into something positive, Lisa Ling decided to set up something that could help other women. So she started theSecret Society of Women, a site where women can share their stories anonymously and support one another.