Host Laura Ling is a writer, author, and Emmy award-winning journalist. Ling is currently the Director of Development for Discover Digital Networks. Previously, Ling hosted and reported for E! Investigates, a documentary series on the E! Network.
Ling has first-hand knowledge of overcoming hardships. In June 2009, Ling, along with journalist Euna Lee, was convicted by the North Korean government for illegal entry and committing "hostile acts" against the country, leading former President Bill Clinton to personally travel to North Korea to broker their release. Lee and Ling were released in August 2009.