Lisa Ling: Globetrotting Journalist, ‘Thinking Man’s Sex Symbol’

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  01.02.09 | 1:18 PM ET

One small step for Lisa Ling, and one giant leap for female journalists everywhere? Well, maybe not. But giant leap or not, Ling, who travels the world as an “Oprah” correspondent and as the host of the National Geographic Channel’s Explorer, has landed at No. 5 on the Daily Beast’s list of Thinking Man’s Sex Symbols.

Writes list author Touré: “Lisa Ling is sexy without even trying. Whether she’s striding up a mountain in front of National Geographic cameras searching for wild California cannabis or uncovering bride-burning in India, she’s that super-smart polymath who’s such a courageously crusading journalist that she doesn’t have to do anything to elicit admiration.”

(Via The Book Bench)

Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.

2 Comments for Lisa Ling: Globetrotting Journalist, ‘Thinking Man’s Sex Symbol’

Eugene Hanwerk 01.05.09 | 10:29 AM ET

100% agreement!

Emily 01.10.09 | 1:06 PM ET

This list is backwards and offensive. Toure, the author writes: “Can a woman be independent, creative, sharp, witty, strong, and self-empowering without making me feel like she wants to be a man?”

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