A graduate of Montclair (N.J.) High School, at Princeton Ken majored in politics, was a member of Charter Club, and wrote for The Daily Princetonian.
Ken served in the Peace Corps in India for two years. His long and distinguished career in journalism included service as the founding editor of Housing and Development Reporter, a publication of the Bureau of National Affairs, and freelancing for The Washington Star and The Washington Post before launching his four-decades-long nationally syndicated real-estate column, “The Nation’s Housing,” for which he won numerous awards.
In addition to his column, Ken was at various times host of a weekly television program on real estate, contributor to publications and websites focused on real estate and housing, author of two books on mortgage finance and real estate, president and chairman of the board of the National Association of Real Estate Editors, and member of the Federal Reserve Board’s Community Advisory Council.
He is survived by his wife, Andrea; children Alexandra Harney ’97, Brendan Harney, Timothy Harney, and Phurbu McAlister; and five grandchildren. The class extends its heartfelt condolences.