Lisa Ling's Most Extreme Adventures
Journalist Lisa Ling will report from just about anywhere in the world to shed light on a story. Take a look at some of her most extreme adventures.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
In 2005, Lisa Ling traveled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to explore women's struggles during a time of war
Photo: Ginnette Riquelme/AP/Wide World Photos
Inside Dangerous Gangs
Even after hearing rumors of gang members wanting to hold her hostage, Lisa fearlessly interviewed members of one of the world's most dangerous gangs
Inside the Lives of Young Prostitutes
In 2006, Lisa investigated the lives of young prostitutes
in an area called "Party Row," a known spot for child prostitution in Oklahoma City.
Inside a Tent City
Lisa went to Sacramento in 2009 to talk to people who lost their homes due to the recession and were living in makeshift shelters called tent cities
Wombs for Rent
In 2006, Lisa visited an IVF Clinic in India, where couples from all over the world can hire surrogates for a fraction of the cost as in the United States
The Freegan World
Want to know what it's like to willingly get your food from other people's trash? In 2008, Lisa talked to "freegans,"
a growing grassroots subculture of people who choose to live outside consumer society.
In 2008, Lisa spent a week investigating the heroin epidemic
occurring in Richland County, Ohio.
Inside a Polygamist Compound
In 2008, Lisa was given rare access inside the Yearning for Zion Ranch, a polygamist compound where children had been removed from their homes
due to reports of abuse.
The Adult Film World
In 2009, Lisa explored the adult film world
by visiting sets and talking to members of the porn industry.
Life of a Modern-Day Geisha
In 2010, Lisa was invited inside the secret world of a modern-day geisha
The Life of a Nun
Lisa lived like a nun during her stay at a Detroit convent
Sex Offenders Island
In 2010, Lisa toured McNeil Island, a mental health facility that houses Washington's most dangerous sex offenders
Inside a Slaughterhouse
Lisa recently went inside a slaughterhouse
in Colorado to find out where our food comes from.