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Valerie Pringle

Broadcaster & Advocate

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.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Life Lessons:  What I learned from interviewing people

Rude: Manners, The End of Civilization and What to Do About it

Valerie Pringle Has Left the Building and Wants you to Come Along

Mental Health
This presentation is based upon four key messages — there is no shame, demand help, realize there is hope and you’re not alone.

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Order of Canada

  • Valerie was WONDERFUL! Really and truly- she is a gifted speaker and made excellent and poignant remarks which absolutely enhanced the evening.

    - Impact Public Affairs

Summary Profile

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, Valerie co-hosted the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics and W-5 from 1996-1999.

Since leaving Canada-AM in July 2001, Valerie 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.

Valerie is actively involved in many charitable organizations. She is married and has three children. She is a Member of the Order of Canada.

Valerie is passionate about helping others and the majority of her time is devoted to volunteer work. Pringle is the chair of the Board of The Trans Canada Trail, and a member of the foundation boards for The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the Board of Niagara Project. As the mother of a daughter who suffers from anxiety and panic attacks, Pringle has a personal stake in bringing awareness to mental health issues.

Valerie Pringle is recognized for her contributions to the communications field and as an advocate. She is an accomplished master of ceremonies and delivers presentations that focus on bringing people together to find solutions, whether it’s about mental health, empowering women, or workplace awareness.