Ed Harding Bio, Age,Family, Wife, Daughter, Net Worth and NewsCenter 5 Career

Ed Harding Biography

Ed Harding is an American award-winning journalist working as the 4:00, 6:00, 7:00, and 11:00 PM co-anchor of NewsCenter 5. Ed joined WCVB in 1988 as a weekend sports anchor and reporter.


How old is Ed Harding? – Age

Ed is 67 years old as of December 11, 2020. He was born in 1954 in Newton, Massachusetts, United States.

Ed Harding Family – Education

He is the son of John Harding and Laura Harding. Ed earned his bachelor’s degree from Boston’s Emerson College.

Does Ed Harding have a daughter? Ed Harding Wife

He is married to Andrea Harding. The couple has two children named Adam Harding and Caitlin Harding. Caitlin was a teacher, while Adam is a journalist who followed in his father’s footsteps and earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Emerson College in the United States. Adam is a married man with a son named Parker who works as a news reporter for NBC New York.

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Ed Harding Photo

What happened with Ed Harding’s daughter?

Hudson, a former middle school teacher, was charged with sexually assaulting a kid more than a decade ago. She was arraigned in Middlesex Superior Court via Zoom and entered a not guilty plea. She was charged with 10 counts, including aggravated child rape, child rape by force, and indecent assault on a minor under the age of 14.

The charges stem from her time as a teacher at a now-defunct Hudson middle school in the summer of 2010. According to court filings, the 13-year-old accused victim was a student, and the assaults began during a summer trip to acquire an ice cream. According to the records, a relative of the girl discovered a disturbing video in 2010 and Harding’s ex-wife discovered disturbing texts, but nothing was reported to law policy until recently. Through her attorney, Brad Bailey, Harding disputed the charges.

Harding left Hudson in 2013 and went on to teach in Needham until 2017. Harding was fired by Needham Schools after a teacher she was romantically connected with said the connection was abusive, according to records from a separate federal complaint. Harding refuted the allegations and filed a lawsuit against the institution for wrongful discharge. In 2020, the two came to an agreement. In this criminal matter, Harding was released on her own recognizance. The judge issued an order. The judge barred her from contacting anyone under the age of 18 or anyone engaged in the case.

Ed Harding Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $1.7 million.

Ed Harding Career

He has won a slew of honors, including three Boston/New England Emmys for best Anchor-News and two first-place Massachusetts Broadcasters Association Sound Bites awards for On-Air Personality. Ed became a weekend sports anchor and reporter for WCVB in 1988. In 2000, he became co-anchor of the EyeOpener program, and in 2004, he was promoted to co-anchor of the 11 p.m. newscast. When WCVB introduced those newscasts to its program in January 2016, he assisted in the launch of NewsCenter 5 at 4:00 and 7:00 p.m.

Ed was the sports director and lead sports anchor for WISH-TV, the CBS affiliate in Indianapolis, before joining WCVB. He was the producer and host of The Colts Today, the NFL Indianapolis Colts coach’s show, and hosted and produced the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. sportscasts at WISH. He also co-produced and covered the station’s annual ‘Indy 500’ special. He worked for WIBC Radio for three years, providing live updates and color commentary for Colts games. Ed was voted Best TV Sportscaster by Indianapolis Magazine and earned two Indiana Associated Press awards while in the Midwest. Ed worked as a sports director and anchor for WDSU-TV in New Orleans from 1978 to 1981 before joining WISH. He worked for KMSP-TV in Minneapolis for a year as an assistant sports director and weekend anchor. Ed was the sports director and anchor for WPTZ-TV from 1975 until 1977.