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Laura Ling gets new assignment at E!

December 8, 2010 | 11:05 am
Noted journalist Laura Ling became an internationalLaura ling
cause celebre when she and colleague Euna Lee were held captive in Kim Jong Il's North Korea for more than five months after being arrested while investigating human trafficking. More than a year after being released, Ling is marking her return to the airwaves -- landing at the home of a wholly different Kim.

The former investigative correspondent for Current TV's "Vanguard" has joined E! Entertainment, the TV network of former sex-tape queen turned scenester Kim Kardashian and other celebrity-oriented series that are snarky ("Chelsea Lately," "The Soup"), gossipy ("E! News Daily") and tawdry ("Kendra," "Married to Rock"). She will debut Wednesday as the new face of "E! Investigates," an offshoot of the signature "True Hollywood Story" with an examination of teen suicides.
-- Greg Braxton
Photo: Laura Ling. Credit: Gary Friendman / Los Angeles Times