Henry Fuhrmann joined the team at Bendable, the Drucker Institute’s lifelong learning system, as editorial director in September 2021.
Henry worked as an editor at the Los Angeles Times from 1990 to 2015, serving all around the paper and at latimes.com. As assistant managing editor, he led the copy desks and chaired the newsroom’s standards and practices committee. Since retiring from the news business, he has worked as a journalism instructor at USC and freelance writer and editor.
Henry took an untraditional path to journalism. He studied engineering at Caltech before determining that his interests lay more in designing sentences than in solving equations. He went on to work as a science writer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Columbia University. After earning his M.S. at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, he began his career in newspapers, serving as an editor at Newsday in New York before returning to California to join the Times.
An authority on news style and usage, Henry is not joking when he says, in his Twitter bio, “ask me about hyphens.” He is a member of the executive board of ACES: The Society for Editing and a longtime leader of the Asian American Journalists Association.