Valerie Pringle is one of Canada’s best known and most respected broadcasters. She started her career at age 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. She moved to CTV in 1993 as co-host of Canada-AM. In addition, Ms. Pringle co-hosted the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics and W-5 from 1996-1999.
Since leaving Canada-AM in July 2001, Ms. Pringle co-produced, co-wrote and hosted a documentary called “After the Fall” for Discovery Channel about the clean-up of the World Trade Center, which was sold around the world. She has completed 33 episodes of her Travel Series “Valerie Pringle Has Left the Building” for CTV, two seasons of “Test of Faith” for Vision-TV and four Seasons of “The Canadian Antiques Road Show” for CBC-TV.
Ms. Pringle is actively involved in many charitable organizations. She is married and has three children. She is a Member of the Order of Canada.
Ms. Pringle joined the Trans Canada Trail in 2002 and served as chair of the TCT Charitable Organization Board from 2005 to 2010. She joined the TCT Foundation Board in 2011, and also heads the Chapter 150 Campaign with her co-chair, Hartley Richardson.