Working at KYW Newsradio 1060 has been a CBS homecoming for Frank Traynor.
Frank started his career in radio working overnights and early mornings at WCAU, AM and FM (now WPHT and WOGL, both owned by CBS Radio) and worked as a reporter, producer, operations manager, and executive producer during the 1980s at CBS-3.
He has also worked as a reporter, producer, and news manager in TV newsrooms in Bluefield, WV; Port Arthur,Tex.; Baltimore, Md.; San Antonio and Houston, Tex.; and Washington, DC.
Traynor also produced and distributed many long-running PBS programs. He also helped to launch Fox News and Bloomberg Business, training reporters and setting up news bureaus around the world.
Frank also was the North Region executive for the Screen Actors Guild, working with writers, producers, directors, actors, and agents in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.
Frank Traynor graduated from Villanova University, where he married his Cardinal O’Hara high school sweetheart, Maureen. They have two grown sons: Ryan is a TV sports producer for the Lakers and Dodgers, Sean is a film and TV locations manager.
FRANK TRAYNOR TRIVIA…
- Dick Clark gave him his first TV job as a production assistant on “American Bandstand.”
- Barry Diller served as his copy editor as he announced the start of the first Gulf War in a bulletin for the Fox TV Network.
- He has worked on 35 movies and has produced hundreds of hours of television.
- Growing up he wanted to be either a cowboy or an astronaut. He reported on both as a newsman in Houston.