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Lisa Ling, one of Channel One News' youngest reporters and anchors, replaced Matenopoulos in August 1999, beating out 12,000 hopefuls who had auditioned.
Ling brought a more serious tone to segments like investing for women and drew praise and criticism for her comment about the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2011, when she said, "Maybe before we seek revenge, we should ask the question: 'Why should anyone want to make such an attack on the U.S.?'"
Leaving "The View" after nearly four years to return to international reporting, Ling moved to the National Geographic Channel and became a special correspondent for "The Oprah Winfrey Show."
She's gone on to make documentaries and host her own show on Winfrey's network OWN. She gave birth to daughter Jett Ling Song on March 8.