updated 06/03/2010 AT 9:50 AM ET
•originally published 06/03/2010 AT 5:45 AM ET
Laura Ling experienced two life-altering thrills within a year’s time: seeing former President Bill Clinton’s August arrival in North Korea to the secure her and Current TV colleague Euna Lee’s freedom after five months in government captivity – and learning she was pregnant with her and husband Iain Clayton’s first child.
Now she can add a third.
At 7:36 p.m. PT on Wednesday, Ling, 33, and financial analyst Clayton, 43, welcomed daughter Li Jefferson Clayton at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank, Calif. She weighed 8 lbs., 2 oz.