As the Director of Development for Discovery Digital Networks, Laura Ling oversees the creation and production of original web series. She is an award-winning journalist who most recently hosted two documentary series airing on the E! Network: E! Investigates and Society X with Laura Ling. She served as Vice President of Current TV's journalism department and created Vanguard, the network's weekly investigative documentary series. In 2009, while reporting on trafficking in North Korea, Ling was detained by soldiers along the Chinese-North Korean border and held captive for 140 days. She documented the experience in her 2010 memoir, Somewhere Inside.