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Donna Traynor
Spouse(s) Ronan Kelly

Donna Traynor (born 31 October[1] 1965 in Lisburn[2]) is a Northern Irish journalist. She is currently the main female anchor of BBC Newsline.[3]

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Broadcasting career

Traynor began her career in broadcasting by gaining work experience at Downtown Radio before moving to RTÉ in Dublin.[4]

Traynor joined the BBC in 1989. She presented news bulletins on BBC Radio Ulster, and was the duty newsreader at the station who first broke the news of the Provisional IRA ceasefire in August 1994.[5][6] Around this time, Traynor began reading television news bulletins, and became the

In addition to her work for BBC Newsline, Traynor has also presented Country Times, various educational programmes and coverage of the Balmoral Show for BBC Northern Ireland, and she has also presented BBC Northern Ireland's coverage of Children in Need.[7]

Personal life

Traynor was born in Lisburn, but moved to Dublin with her family as a child.[8] She went on to study journalism at university in England.[9]

Traynor is deaf in one ear.[10] She is married to broadcaster Ronan Kelly.[11]

References

  1. ^ Belfast Telegraph: "Friday the 13th"; dated 6 December 2006 (sic); accessed 5 February 2009
  2. ^ Belfast Telegraph: "'Actually, I'm a better nurse than I thought I'd be'"; dated 26 June 2007; accessed 5 February 2009
  3. ^ BBCi: BBC Newsline - Meet The Team; accessed 5 February 2009
  4. ^ Belfast Telegraph: "'Actually, I'm a better nurse than I thought I'd be'"; dated 26 June 2007; accessed 5 February 2009
  5. ^ BBCi: BBC Newsline - Meet The Team; accessed 5 February 2009
  6. ^ Belfast Telegraph: "'Actually, I'm a better nurse than I thought I'd be'"; dated 26 June 2007; accessed 5 February 2009
  7. ^ BBCi: BBC Newsline - Meet The Team; accessed 5 February 2009
  8. ^ Belfast Telegraph: "'Actually, I'm a better nurse than I thought I'd be'"; dated 26 June 2007; accessed 5 February 2009
  9. ^ Belfast Telegraph: "'Actually, I'm a better nurse than I thought I'd be'"; dated 26 June 2007; accessed 5 February 2009
  10. ^ Belfast Telegraph: "'Actually, I'm a better nurse than I thought I'd be'"; dated 26 June 2007; accessed 5 February 2009
  11. ^ Belfast Telegraph: "They're all out to make news in 2002"; dated 13 January 2002; accessed 5 February 2009

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