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, attended Sierra College and UCLA, was largely bedridden by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for six years, and converted to Judaism in 1993. From 1997-2007, Luke made his living from blogging.
Living by Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com), he now teaches the Alexander Technique (moving the way the body likes to move). Lessons cost $100 each and last about 45 minutes. He teaches students around the world via Skype.
In 2011, Luke completed a three-year teaching course at the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles.
His Alexander Technique website is Alexander90210.com.
Luke lectures on such topics as Judaism and Christianity, blogging, protecting one’s reputation online, addiction, and the Alexander Technique.
“Luke Ford reports all of the ‘juicy’ quotes, and has been doing it for years.”
Historian Marc B. Shapiro (4/4/12)
“I recently ran into a guy named Luke Ford, who I had lost over time. When I caught up with his website at lukeford.net, 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
On 11/14/03, The New York Times apologized for its plagiarism of a paragraph of Lukeford.net 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), Salon.com (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’s been interviewed by over 50 radio stations around the world, including Los Angeles’s talk radio powers KFI and KLSX.
The son of a Christian evangelist, Luke grew up in Australia until moving to California in 1977. During the 1980s he wrote for various newspapers including the Auburn Journal. He studied Economics at UCLA.
Luke converted to Judaism through a Reform Beit Din in 1993 and through an Orthodox Beit Din in September 2009.
“…he breaks legitimate stories that have a huge impact.”
“…aggressive, eloquent, he’s a kind of shaggy-haired, acid-washed Brad Pitt…”
“Smart, insightful and with a charming Australian accent, Ford is one of the most fascinating characters…”