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Valerie Pringle  

Award-Winning Television Broadcaster

Valerie Pringle is one of Canada's best-known and most respected broadcasters. The Banff Television Foundation selected her as one of the Fifty Famous Faces of Fifty Years of Canadian Television.

She started her career at age 19 as a student reporter with CFRB Radio in Toronto after graduation 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 for the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics. Additionally, Valerie co-hosted W-5 from 1996-1999.

Since leaving Canada AM in July 2001, Pringle has worked as a freelance journalist. She has 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?, and After the Fall and Kilimanjaro: The Meaning of the Mountain.

A seven-time Gemini Award nominee and winner of an inaugural Alumni Award of Distinction from Ryerson University, Pringle was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2006 for her contributions to the communications field and philanthropy.

Valerie is very involved in a number of not-for-profit organizations.  She is Chair of the Board of the Trans Canada Trail. She is a member of the Foundation Boards for The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, The Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health and The Canadian Broadcast Museum Foundation.  She is also the spokesperson for the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research.

  1. Life Lessons and the Ring of Truth: My 5 Favourite Interviews and What they Taught Me


  1. Mental Health Issues


  1. Valerie Pringle Has Left the Building...Where we choose to Travel and Why

    Valerie uses clips from her show, mixes it with some stories from her travels to the ends of the earth, for a fun and interesting presentation.


  1. The Best Places to Visit in Canada


  1. Balancing Work and Life

    As the host of Balance Television Primetime Specials, Valerie Pringle knows all about trying to maintain balance. For 30 years, she had a full-time career in television, three kids, two dogs and a husband with a career as an investment banker. Valerie will let you in on the key strategies that fed her soul and kept her sane during those busy years. Valerie will also discuss the wonderful people that she has interviewed over the years and their tactics for maintaining balance in their lives.

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