Frank Mottek is the voice of business news in Los Angeles. An award-winning broadcast journalist with more than 25 years of experience, Frank currently anchors the business reports on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO. Weekdays at 1pm, he hosts the KNX Money Hour, the number one source for business and consumer news in Southern California.
Since joining CBS in Los Angeles in 1992, he served as a spot reporter for KCBS Channel 2 for six years.
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 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 provided the live descriptions of all space shuttle launches for the CBS Radio Network from 1985 through 1991 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, 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 from the AP, UPI, RTNDA, Florida Medical Association, L.A. Press Club and the Radio-TV News Association of Southern California including many Golden Mikes. Frank 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 The Society of Professional Journalists-Los Angeles Chapter, the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California and the Concern Foundation for Cancer Research in Beverly Hills. He previously served as President of the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters.
Frank Mottek, a reporter for KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO in Los Angeles, was at Kennedy Space Center for the Challenger’s launch 30 years ago.