Luke Ford Profile

Raised a Seventh-Day Adventist at Avondale College in Australia, Luke Ford moved to California in 1977.

He graduated from Placer High School in 1984, reported the news at KAHI/KHYL radio for three years, and then attended UCLA. He converted to Judaism in 1993.

At Alexander 90210, he teaches the Alexander Technique.

Email Luke: lukeisback at gmail dot com.

Luke Ford
8549 Wilshire Blvd, #1417
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Luke is the author of five books, including:

» The Producers: Profiles in Frustration
» Yesterday’s News Tomorrow: Inside American Jewish Journalism

Read Luke’s autobiography here. Fiction. Press.

Luke lectures on such topics as Judaism, blogging, and the Alexander Technique.

“Luke Ford reports all of the ‘juicy’ quotes, and has been doing it for years.”

"I recently ran into a guy named Luke Ford, who I had lost over time. When I caught up with his website at, he was shredding some shreddable industryite or another. But after more digging, I found that Luke has done some pretty unusual journalistic work… He is building a database of in-depth interviews with Hollywood producers, the least interviewed group of high-profile industry players. The list he’s developed is pretty jaw-dropping."

"I didn’t realize just how irresponsible we normally are in everyday private conversations until I encountered L.A. blogger Luke Ford. Ford goes around to parties with a tape recorder and immediately posts snatches of dialogue on the web. His reporting is impeccable. He has faithfully quoted me libeling dozens of people on two separate occasions."

"Luke Ford is the Andy Kaufman of bloggers,"

Allan Mayer, former editor of Buzz magazine

"…[H]uman Echelon Project,"

On 11/14/03, The New York Times apologized for its plagiarism of a paragraph of by Hollywood correspondent Bernard Weinraub. "That paragraph was reproduced nearly verbatim from a Weblog compiled by a Los Angeles journalist, Luke Ford…"

Luke appeared in the USA Today (8/2/00), New York Post (10/7/97), New Times Los Angeles cover story (1/28/99), Los Angeles Times (7/8/99, 6/10/04), Sydney Morning Herald (11/14/98), Rolling Stone (8/19/99), Village Voice (3/4/99), The Independent on Sunday (1/18/98), GQ (12/99, British edition), (7/13/99), Online Journalism Review (7/9/98), Composite (9/98), the Forward (1/7/00, 7/30/04), New York Times (5/20/01, 11/14/03), Details magazine 6/01, The Jerusalem Report (7/31/01, 8/19/04), Los Angeles magazine (04/04), LA Weekly cover (4/20/06), Los Angeles Daily News (6/5/07), Jewish Journal cover (8/3/07) and other publications.

His TV appearances include Entertainment Tonight (2/8/99), Fox Files (3/25/99), the E! True Hollywood Story (11/5/00), Disinfo Nation (May, 2001), the National Enquirer’s TV show Uncovered (6/13/01), VH1’s Centerfold Babylon (10/12/03) and Hollywood Blackmail (April 2006), 60 Minutes (11/23/03), KNBC News (Aug. 30, 2007) and ABC News (9/11/07). He’s in the National Film Board of Canada documentary "Give Me Your Soul" which premiered 10/20/00 on the CBC program Newsworld.

Luke has been interviewed by over 50 radio stations around the world, including KFI and KLSX.

"…he breaks legitimate stories that have a huge impact."

Emmanuelle Richard, Online Journalism Review (July 9, 1998)

"…aggressive, eloquent, he’s a kind of shaggy-haired, acid-washed Brad Pitt…"

The Weekly Standard (Sept. 21, 1998)

"Smart, insightful and with a charming Australian accent, Ford is one of the most fascinating characters…"

Michelle Goldberg, Speak magazine (Jan. 1999 issue)