Jim Traynor

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James "Jim" Traynor (born 27 September 1953) is a former sports journalist and the former Director of Communications at Rangers F.C.

Prior to joining the Glasgow club, Traynor was employed by the Scottish newspaper the Daily Record.[1] He was also presenter of BBC Radio Scotland's football-based phone-in show Your Call.[2]

Traynor was also a pundit on the Superscoreboard show on Radio Clyde for the 2000/2001 season. He also appeared on Scotsport during that season.

In December 2012 he wrote his final article for the Daily Record.[3] Following rumours about a role at Rangers,[4] he took up the position of Director of Communications on 8 December 2012 and resigned on 1st November 2013.[5][6][7][8]


  1. ^ Flanagan, Chris (16 December 2008). "Strachan unlikely to be tempted by Blackburn Rovers job". Lancashire Telegraph. Archived from the original on 16 July 2010. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  2. ^ Smith, Aidan (23 January 2010). "Still game at 69, Brown revels in Motherwell opportunity with Knox". The Scotsman. Archived from the original on 16 July 2010. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Traynor, James (3 December 2012). "James Traynor: Why this is my last ever newspaper". Daily Record. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Muirhead, Andrew (4 December 2012). "Exclusive: James Traynor to swap Daily Record for Rangers Football Club". 
  5. ^ "Rangers Appoint James Traynor as new director of communications". STV. 8 December 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Rangers Appoint Jim Traynor as PR Supremo". The Herald. 8 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "Rangers: Jim Traynor appointed Ibrox director of communication". BBC Sport. 8 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "Rangers role for former BBC Radio Scotland presenter James Traynor". The Scotsman. 8 December 2012.