|Born||Lisburn, County Antrim|
|Employer||British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC Northern Ireland)|
Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ)
Traynor joined the BBC in 1989. She presented news bulletins on BBC Radio Ulster, and was the 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 was born in Lisburn, but moved to Dublin with her family as a child. Educated at Loretto, Bray, she studied journalism at university in Dublin (NIHE now Dublin City University) and in Preston in England.
Traynor is deaf in one ear. She is married to Ronan Kelly, a training consultant and fellow broadcaster.
- Belfast Telegraph: "'Actually, I'm a better nurse than I thought I'd be'"; dated 26 June 2007; accessed 18 April 2013.
- Meet The Team, bbc.co.uk; accessed 18 April 2013
- Donna Traynor profile, bbc.co.uk; accessed 28 May 2016.