Journalist Laura Ling Joins Discovery Digital Networks
As Discovery Digital’s new director of development, Ling will help lead the company’s original programming efforts. She comes from working as a host/reporter for “E! Investigates” and “Society X with Laura Ling.” Both of the documentary shows aired on the E! Network.
Before that, Ling held the VP position in Current TV’s journalism division. There, she created “Vanguard,” another investigative documentary series. The journalist also wrote a book about being held captive in North Korea and held positions at “SoCal Connected” and Channel One News.
Ling’s past work may indicate the sort of programming that’s to come to Discovery’s various channels on the web, which include the likes of Animalist, SourceFed, and TestTube.Tags: Discovery Communications, Discovery Digital Networks, E! Network, Executive Hire, laura ling