Luke Harding - Updated May 2024

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Nottingham, England

Luke Harding

Luke Harding is a famed British journalist at the Guardian and author. Luke Harding is currently serving as a foreign correspondent for The Guardian.

Early Life

Luke Harding opened his eyes on the 21st of April 1968, in Nottingham, England, the United Kingdom. He is 55 years old and has a birth sign of Taurus. He holds a British nationality and has his belief in Christianity. In addition, he belongs to White-British ethnicity and his birth name is Luke Daniel Harding.

He was born to his parents; Miles Teller (father) and Merry Teller (mother). Harding seems to be the only child of his parents and has not mentioned his siblings in any interview.

Regarding his academic background, he graduated from UWC Atlantic College, South Wales with an International Baccalaureate diploma. Later, he enrolled at University College, Oxford, and studied English.  During that period, he was a newspaper editor for ‘Cherwell.’

Professional Career

Luke Harding

Caption: Luke Harding serving as a foreign correspondent for The Guardian (Source: The Guardian)

Luke Harding began working for ‘The Sunday Correspondent,’ ‘The Evening Argus,’ in Brighton, and then ‘The Daily Mail.’ In the year 1990, he joined ‘The Guardian’ Working for The Guardian, he traveled across the world,  reported from Berlin, Moscow, and Delhi, and covered wars in Libya, Iraq, and Afghanistan. He serves as a foreign correspondent for The Guardian.

His Books

Apart from his journalism works, he is a well-known author and is famous for his controversial books. In 1997, he published “The Liar: Fall of Jonathan Aitken”, a book about the British politician Jonathan Aitken, who sued the Guardian over various allegations. Then, in February 2011, he published his famous Wikileaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War, which was about the founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange.

Additionally, he also published “Mafia State: How One Reporter Became An Enemy Of The Brutal New Russia” in September 2011, which was inspired by his experiences in Russia.

Luke Harding

Caption: Author Luke Harding signing copies of his previous book, Shadow State (Source: Bishop’s Stortford Independent)

In October 2012, he published “Libya: Murder in Benghazi and the Fall of Gaddafi.” Later, in 2014, he published the book “The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man,” which was based on Edward Snowden’s story. In March 2016, he published “A Very Expensive Poison: The Definitive Story of Litvinenko’s Murder.”

Later that year, he published a very expensive book about the murder of the Russian ex-KGB whistleblower, which received positive reviews from a variety of publications, including the Spectator, Guardian, Times, and London Review of Books Robert Fox.

Recently in 2022, he published a book “Invasion” about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, covering the first part of the conflict from February until September 2022 and based on Harding’s reporting from the frontlines.


For his work on Ukraine, Russia, Wikileaks, and Edward Snowden, Harding received the James Cameron Prize. In the coming days, he might earn more awards and recognition for his work.

Net Worth 2024

The majority of his earnings come as a journalist, author, and book sales. As of 2024, his net worth is estimated at around $4 million while his salary and earnings are still missing.

Relationship Status

Luke Harding married his wife Alison Victoria in November 2013. Alison is a popular actress. The couple first met in 2011 via the dating app He was a huge fan of her at the time. After a two-year affair, the couple began dating and later got married. With the marriage, the couple is blessed with a daughter whose name is still missing.

He violated the terms of his press accreditation by visiting a counter-terrorism operation area without informing the appropriate security authorities. Furthermore, he was supposed to be the target of primarily psychological harassment by the Federal Security Service, which he claims didn’t agree with the stories he wrote.

Body Measurements

Luke Harding has a pair of blue eyes with dark brown hair color. However, his other body measurements such as height, weight, dress size, and many others are still unknown.

Luke Harding – Social Media

On his Twitter page ‘@lukeharding1968’ there are over 94.1k followers. Likewise, there are over 2.6k friends on his Facebook page and he is not active on Instagram.