Lisa Ling Joins Nightline

Lisa Ling is joining ABC News’ Nightline as a contributor.

Ling will be keeping her day jobs. She is already a special correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show and National Geographic Channel.

Ling's first piece for Nightline will be about "challenges facing the elderly," which will air July 10. She is slated for four more stories, but that could be expanded, a Nightline spokeswoman said.

Her other stories will be about "heroin in the heartland," rainmaking in the Southwest and experimental surgery for wounded veterans.

Ling is based in Los Angeles but will be doing a lot of traveling.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.