02/16/2011 AT 5:20 PM ET
For Lisa Ling, hearing that 60 Minutes journalist Lara Logan had been brutally sexually assaulted in Egypt hit home.
“When I first heard the story I was devastated,” Ling, whose TV-reporter sister Laura Ling was held captive for five months in a North Korean prison in 2009, said on Wednesday’s The Wendy Williams Show. “I have never met her, but she does incredible work and I wish her and her family well and hope that she comes back strong because her work is really unique. She’s a very courageous woman and I wish her well.”
Referencing her sister’s experience, Ling said journalists generally understand the dangers they face – but sometimes, the unexpected happens.