Lisa Ling to sub as a co-host on ABC's 'The View'

The Associated Press, Thursday, September 17, 2009, 11:58am (PDT)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Lisa Ling, a former co-host of "The View," will be back as a guest co-host for two days next month.

ABC said Thursday that Ling will sit alongside Barbara Walters, Joy Behar (BAY'-hahr), Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepherd for the Oct. 5 and 6 broadcasts of the weekday talk show.

She'll sub for regular co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who's on maternity leave until mid-October.

Ling left "The View" in 2002 after three years as a regular. She's now a correspondent for "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and CNN. She returned as a guest co-host in 2003 and made three guest appearances in 2008.

Her sister, Laura Ling, was one of two journalists detained and released in August by North Korea.


ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co.

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