Richard Forney

Instructor of Communication

Richard Forney

Office: PSA 301
Phone: 215.571.4334

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Broadcast Journalism Technology
  • Effects of new technologies on personal and corporate communication skills


Professor Richard Forney has maintained a “dual” career for nearly all of his professional life.   He has been a professional broadcast journalist since the early 1970’s. He has taught at the college and university level, almost continuously, since 1975.   While Professor Forney is a full-time teaching professor at Drexel, he also continues his work as a broadcaster and journalist at CBS-owned, KYW NewsRadio here in Philadelphia, where he is an editor and anchor on the weekends. Prior to joining Drexel’s faculty, Professor Forney taught journalism, mass communication and broadcasting at Temple University. Professor Forney has also been an on-air anchor, business correspondent, and a producer for the New Jersey Public Television Network, which included WNET Channel 13 in New York and WNJS Channel 23 in Camden-Philadelphia. He has held a number of management positions in broadcasting at companies such as CNN, CBS and Minnesota Public Radio. In the 1980s, Professor Forney served in the administration of New Jersey Governor Tom Kean as an assistant director of the State’s Division of International Trade and worked as a managing editor for Dow Jones & Company.