Lisa Ling to return to 'The View'

Set to be a guest co-host for two days in October

NEW YORK -- Lisa Ling, a former co-host of "The View," will be back as a guest co-host for two days next month.

ABC said Thursday that Ling will sit alongside Barbara Walters, Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepherd for the Oct. 5 and 6 broadcasts of the weekday talk show.

She'll sub for regular co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who's on maternity leave until mid-October.

Ling left "The View" in 2002 after three years as a regular. She's now a correspondent for "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and CNN. She returned as a guest co-host in 2003 and made three guest appearances in 2008.

Her sister, Laura Ling, was one of two journalists detained and released in August by North Korea.