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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. Around this time, Traynor began reading television news bulletins, and was later promoted to her current position.
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.
Traynor is deaf in one ear. She is married to broadcaster Ronan Kelly.
- Belfast Telegraph: "'Actually, I'm a better nurse than I thought I'd be'"; dated 26 June 2007; accessed 18 April 2013
- BBCi: BBC Newsline - Meet The Team; accessed 18 April 2013