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Richard Forney, assistant teaching professor of Communication at Drexel University

Richard Forney

Assistant Teaching Professor of Communication
Department of Communication
Office: 3201 Arch Street, Suite 100, Room 153

Research Interests:

  • Broadcast Journalism Technology
  • Effects of new technologies on personal and corporate communication skills
  • Effects of Media on Children and Adolescent learning and behavior


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 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, Forney taught journalism, mass communication and broadcasting at Temple University. He 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, 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.