Our America host Lisa Ling and her husband Dr. Paul Song have welcomed their daughter! Jett Ling Song arrived on March 8th. The journalist confirmed the happy news to Us Weekly, saying, “We feel so blessed that this day has arrived … We’re nervously excited to begin this next chapter in our lives with our little Jett.”
As a journalist, Laura Ling is trained to report the news. In 2009, she became the news when she and fellow Current TV journalist Euna Lee were arrested in North Korea and sentenced to 12 years of hard labor. Both women were later pardoned and released, and now Ling is making news again — this time for a much happier reason! In addition to publishing a new book (Somewhere Inside, coauthored with her sister Lisa Ling), she and her husband Iain Clayton are expecting their first baby, a girl, next month. In a recent interview with PEOPLE, Ling said her daughter-to-be will be named Li after Ling’s sister Lisa, who worked tirelessly for Laura and Euna’s release from North Korea.