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TV Host Lisa Ling To Appear at Arts & Lectures Event

Lisa Ling, an award-winning television host, journalist and author, will speak at Cal State San Marcos on March 19 as part of the university’s Arts & Lectures series.

In a discussion titled “Women Breaking Boundaries,” Ling will talk about her life and explore how she overcame barriers and challenges experienced by women in non-traditional careers.

Ling recently completed her fifth season as the host of “This is Life with Lisa Ling,” a CNN documentary series in which she goes on a “gritty, breathtaking journey to the far corners of America.”

Ling is perhaps best known as a co-host of the popular ABC daytime talk show “The View” from 1999-2002. She left that job to return to her original passion of international reporting, doing investigative work for the National Geographic Channel and Oprah Winfrey Network.

She started her career at only 18, joining Channel One News as one of its youngest reporters and anchors and later serving as a war correspondent in Iraq and Afghanistan.

All attendees must purchase or reserve tickets online via the Arts & Lectures website.

Ling’s appearance is the fourth of sixth Arts & Lectures events scheduled for this spring at CSUSM.


What: “Women Breaking Boundaries: Lisa Ling” as part of Cal State San Marcos’ Arts & Lectures series

When: Tuesday, March 19, 6-7:30 p.m.

Where: University Student Union Ballroom on campus

Tickets: Free for CSUSM students; $6 for CSUSM faculty, staff and alumni; $12 for community members

Parking: For driving directions, campus map and parking fees, visit the CSUSM Parking Guide.

Information: Visit the Arts & Lectures website or click here to purchase tickets.


About California State University San Marcos 

Building on an innovative 29-year history, California State University San Marcos is a forward-focused institution, dedicated to preparing future leaders, building great communities and solving critical issues. Located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the City of San Marcos, it is the only public four-year comprehensive university serving North San Diego, Southwest Riverside and South Orange Counties. 

The university enrolls 17,000 students. With approximately 2,000 employees, the institution is a Great College to Work For® (The Chronicle of Higher Education). As a recipient of the annual HEED Award since 2014—a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion—CSUSM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment.