David Harding is an Omaha-based writer and public relations consultant with extensive experience in journalism, publishing, communications and radio production. He has contributed news features to National Public Radio, and his work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Christian Science Monitor and Newsday. He writes a history column for the Omaha World-Herald and has compiled more than 25 books of family or corporate history for private clients through his publishing company, Second Story.
Harding grew up in Omaha, then spent 20 years working in broadcasting and politics in Alaska. As senior producer for an audio-visual production company, Harding wrote and produced award-winning radio documentaries and news features for regional and national distribution. His radio news reports have been heard on networks in Great Britain, Canada, Ireland and Australia. He and a business partner established a nine-state network of reporters to cover special events in the western U.S., and their news feeds were picked up by more than 150 radio stations.
Harding managed a radio station in Alaska, where he also hosted a humor program and wrote about life on the edge for newspapers and travel publications. He served as a press aide and speechwriter while working in the Alaska Legislature. He still provides media relations services to clients in Alaska.
Harding serves on the board of directors of the Douglas County Historical Society, the Artery and Omaha’s Pioneer Cemetery.
Family/corporate history clients include Home Instead Senior Care, the Roy and Jack Dinsdale families, the C.L. Landen Jr. family, Lee Seemann, Dwain Horn and the Mary O’Keefe family.