Award-Winning Television Broadcaster
Valerie Pringle was one of Canada’s most accomplished and popular television hosts. Selected as one of the “Fifty Famous Faces of Fifty Years of Canadian Television,” by the Banff Television Foundation, her astute questions and charming wit make her an outstanding moderator, host, or featured speaker for any type of event.
Pringle started her career at the age of 19 as a student reporter with CFRB Radio in Toronto after graduating from Radio and Television Arts at Ryerson in 1974. In 1985, she helped launch the highly successful CBC TV news and current affairs program, Midday. After eight years of hosting at the CBC, Valerie began co-hosting CTV’s Canada AM, and was the co-host of the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics.
Pringle has worked as a freelance journalist and produced and hosted many series and documentaries including: Valerie Pringle Has Left the Building, The Canadian Antiques Roadshow, Test of Faith, Rude: Where Are Your Manners?, After the Fall and Kilimanjaro: The Meaning of the Mountain. She was awarded an Honourary Doctorate from Ryerson University and was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2006 for her contributions to the communications field and philanthropy.
As a volunteer, Pringle is co-Chair of the Trans Canada Trail Foundation and a member of the Foundation Boards for The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, The Ontario Brain Institute, the Stephen Lewis Foundation and The Canadian Broadcast Museum Foundation. She is also the spokesperson for the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research.