Media Moves

Taking business news seriously

July 12, 2010

KNX “Business Hour” anchor Frank Mottek was interviewed about his show and business reporting on radio by Los Angeles Business Journal reporter Natalie Jarvey. KNX is a CBS Radio news station in the Los Angeles market.

Here is an excerpt:

What was your career turning point?

A huge turning point was when Paul Kangas called me and asked me to substitute for him on the “Nightly Business Report.” That really caused me to take business news seriously. Paul was a very big influence; he was a great mentor to me. So was my father.

How did your father influence you?

He was in the furniture business. For a while he was a stockbroker, until he got an ulcer doing it and he went back to what he was originally doing. He followed the market closely on radio and I would see his reactions. So I’ve always had an interest in business, money news and the stock market largely because of my father.

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