Lisa Ling Expecting Second Child

12/14/2015 at 05:35 PM ET

There’s another baby on the way for Lisa Ling.

The journalist is expecting her second child with her husband, oncologist and biotech firm president Paul Song, a CNN rep confirms to PEOPLE.

Ling, 42, and Song, 50, are already parents to 2½-year-old daughter Jett.

“She’s incredibly independent,” the host of This Is Life with Lisa Ling, which wrapped its second season on Sunday, has said of her little girl. “She insists on picking out all her own clothes.”

Lisa Ling Pregnant Expecting Second Child Paul Song Getty

After marrying in 2007, the couple were overjoyed to be expecting their first child in 2010. Sadly, Ling soon suffered a miscarriage.

“I felt more like a failure than I’d felt in a very long time,” Ling later said, reflecting on losing her pregnancy at seven weeks. “When I heard the doctor say there was no heartbeat it was like bam, like a knife through the heart.”

Three years after their loss, the couple found themselves expecting again, and welcomed their daughter in March 2013.

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The third season of Ling’s CNN documentary series, which features the award-winning journalist’s travels across the country meeting ordinary people with extraordinary lives, will premiere next year.

— Sarah Michaud

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Katie on

So happy for them; their road to parenthood was such a struggle, and it’s wonderful they have their little girl. Hope this pregnancy goes very well and ends with a healthy baby. Pregnancy loss is so difficult for anyone, even in the very early stages. She is an amazing reporter, and researcher!

drgrady on

Congrats to them!

KiKi on

Love her & her growing family! So happy for them! Also, if you haven’t checked out her series on CNN, do so! You won’t be disappointed!


MW on

Great news! I think Lisa is a remarkably kind, intelligent and beautiful person. Congrats to them.

Dana on

Lisa Ling is one of my favorite journalists. Congrats to her and her hubby.

Yvette on

Who cares if she did IVF. Maybe not though. My grandmother had kids well into her late 40’s. I know many elderly women who did as well. Congrats to her and her family. She had her baby 2 months before I had mine. Hopefully next year or 2017 will bring my kid a sibling! Congrats again, hopefully you’ll have a healthy baby next year!

Maria Angeles on

Congratulations. I admire Lisa Ling . I think she is a great journalist. I like her style. Best wishes for her and for her family.