After getting a diploma in radio and television broadcasting at Canadore College, he started his career at CKNY in North Bay. He also had a nine-year stint at The New VR (now CTV Two) in Barrie, Ontario. At CKVR, he began a practice of ending every broadcast with a wink, his way of saying "hi" to his wife Beth; this continues until present day.
He then moved to Citytv in 1991.
After suffering a panic attack on the air in 2006, Frankish publicly discussed his panic attacks with viewers. He also talked about it on CFRB's The Motts, hosted by Paul and Carol Mott, on September 13, 2006.
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