CNN is ending ‘This Is Life With Lisa Ling,’ a casualty of budget cuts, and will not renew her contract as anchor. An interim host will take her place.
CNN’s This is Life With Lisa Ling will be discontinued following a recent cut to CNN’s budget, according to a source that spoke with the media outlet. The news of the imminent termination of her contract came during a recent TV appearance on HuffPost Live.
Ling became a host of the syndicated This Is Life after she was let go from the ABC News’ evening news program 20/20. Over the years, she has become a celebrity in her own right, receiving several major awards, including the American Association of Sufers (AAS) Human Rights Award in 2007. She also won a People’s Choice Award in 2009.
When ABC News decided to cut ties with 20/20 from 2009 to 2010, it did so because of the budget cuts that were happening at the network. Since then, Ling has gained many fans because of the way that she handles her job as a TV host. In addition, she has been praised and praised for her on-screen character.
Ling, who previously hosted the daytime talk show This Morning With Richard Simmons, is known to be passionate when it comes to her topics; she is an advocate for women’s rights, she advocates for animal rights, and she advocates for human rights. Her other TV appearances include Good Morning Chicago and The Wendy Williams Show. She has been a co-host of the hit TBS series The Taste, and she co-hosted the daytime talk show The View.
The cancellation of Ling’s This Is Life contract is a loss for many who enjoy her on-camera talents. Other former Today Show anchors such as Willie Geist and Mary Hart have also left the show, stating that they were not happy with the format of the show.
Ling will become an interim host instead of a regular host, and this will give her time to work on other projects before moving onto other TV shows.
I’m sorry to hear that Lisa has been let go. I’ve admired her for a very long time,