Luke Hunt began his career in journalism in the mid-1980s after traveling through what was then some of the world’s trouble spots, including Northern Ireland and the south of Morocco. Initially, Hunt worked for Australian Associated Press and then Agence France-Presse where he served as bureau chief in Afghanistan and Cambodia and was the first journalist to enter Baghdad with the US marines in 2003. He also covered wars in the Middle East, Sri Lanka and Kashmir, and focused on counter-terrorism and conflicts in Southeast Asia. He has written for The Diplomat, The Economist, The Washington Times, Voice of America and occasionally The New York Times. He also serves as Opinion Editor for UCAN and is a regular on radio in Australia and Hong Kong.
Hunt was personally commended for his coverage of the Afghan civil war by the UN Special Envoy for Afghanistan Lakhdar Brahimi and his work has been honored by the World Association of Newspapers and the Society of Publishers in Asia. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Defence from Deakin University in his native Australia and is an Academic Program Professor at Pannasastra University in Cambodia where he wrote the course War, Media and International Relations.