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Journalist Lisa Ling Announces Pregnancy, Baby's Gender

Lisa Ling, the journalist whose documentary series "Our America" airs on the OWN channel, is expecting her first child--a girl.  From

The TV journalist, whose documentary series, Our America, airs on OWN, first revealed her baby news — and a sonogram — Wednesday on Anderson Cooper's daytime talk show, Anderson Live.

It's a happy moment for Ling, 39, who shared her heartbreak over a miscarriage in 2010.

"I felt more like a failure than I'd felt in a very long time," Ling, said at the time of 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."

Image: Lisa Ling, via Joe Seer /