Frank Mottek

mottek1 Frank MottekFrank Mottek  is the voice of business news in Los Angeles. An award-winning broadcast journalist with more than 25 years of experience, Frank is currently Senior Money Anchor at KNX 1070 Newsradio and provides listeners with “Your Money” reports weekdays at 20 and 50 past each hour between 6am and 1pm.

On Saturday’s at 11am, he hosts “Mottek On Money,” the number one source for business and consumer news in Southern California. “Mottek On Money” also airs Sundays at 8pm and is also podcast.

Since joining CBS in Los Angeles in 1992, Frank has served as news anchor and reporter at KNX including anchoring the award winning “KNX Business Hour” before, during and after the Great Recession and 2008 financial crisis. He has also served as business reporter on KCAL9 and reporter on CBS2.

On national television, Frank was the substitute stock market anchor for Paul Kangas on “The Nightly Business Report” on PBS from 1989 through 1991. His TV experience also includes anchoring and reporting on WTVJ in Miami where he was part of the station’s Peabody-award winning TV coverage of Hurricane Andrew in 1992. In Los Angeles, Frank was also a reporter and business news anchor on the KTLA Channel 5 News at 10 and the Emmy-Award winning KTLA Morning News for 10 years.

Frank began his career in broadcast journalism in high school at a top-rated FM station in Miami where he was promoted to News Director at the age of 18. He then joined the all-news CBS station Miami where he was morning news anchor, reporter and news/talk host for 11 years.

During that time, he broadcast the live descriptions of more than 20 space shuttle launches on the CBS Radio Network and he was an eyewitness to the 1986 Challenger disaster at the Kennedy Space Center.

He is frequently called to lead the highest profile economic and business discussions in Southern California including events for the LA Area Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles Business Federation, LA County Economic Development Corporation, California State Forum, Milken Institute, Los Angeles Venture Association, UCLA Anderson School of Management, and the Association for Corporate Growth.

For 10 years, Frank was an instructor at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC teaching the “Newsradio” course he created.

Frank has won numerous awards for excellence in journalism from the AP, UPI, RTNDA, L.A. Press Club and the Radio-TV News Association of Southern California including many Golden Mikes.  In 2016, he was presented with the Distinguished Journalist Award from the L.A. Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He was honored in 2013 as Outstanding News Professional by the Public Relations Society of America’s Los Angeles chapter.

Frank currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California and the Concern Foundation for Cancer Research.

He previously served as President of the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters.


Veteran Journalist Frank Mottek’s Eyewitness Account Of Challenger Disaster

Frank Mottek, a reporter for KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO in Los Angeles, was at Kennedy Space Center for the Challenger’s launch 30 years ago.


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