Valerie Pringle

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Valerie Pringle
Born Valerie Whittingham
(1953-09-05) September 5, 1953 (age 64)
Windsor, Ontario
Nationality Canadian
Alma mater Ryerson University
Occupation Journalist, TV Host
Television Canada AM, Valerie Pringle Has Left The Building, Canadian Antiques Roadshow
Spouse(s) Andy Pringle
Children 1

Valerie Pringle CM (née Whittingham,[1] born September 5, 1953) is a Canadian television host and journalist. Pringle was born in Windsor, Ontario.[2]

Pringle began her career in broadcasting as a summer student with Toronto radio station CFRB in 1973,[3] and became a full-time reporter for the station the following year. In 1981, she hosted her own daily series on CFRB, The Pringle Program.[4]

In 1984, Pringle moved to the CBC as one of the original cohosts of Midday.[5] She stayed with Midday until 1992, when she moved to CTV to co-host Canada AM.[6]

With CTV, Pringle was also a host of special events programming such as the network's 1993 election and 1995 Quebec referendum coverage and the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.[7]

Pringle remained with Canada AM until 2001.[8] Since then, she hosted a travel show with CTV, Valerie Pringle Has Left The Building, from 2002 to 2006,[9] documentary specials for Discovery Channel Canada, and the Canadian edition of Antiques Roadshow on CBC from 2006 until 2009.[2] In 2006, she was made a Member of the Order of Canada.[10] She lives in Toronto, Ontario.[2]

She is married to Andy Pringle,[1] previously chairman of Upper Canada College's Board of Governors and chief of staff to then Ontario Progressive Conservative Party leader John Tory, currently chair of the Toronto Police Services Board. They have a daughter named Catherine.[11]

Pringle is also an official spokesperson for the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research.[12] She is a member of the board of directors of the Trans Canada Trail[13] and the Trans Canada Trail Foundation.[14]


  1. ^ a b Wong, Jan (2011-12-14). Lunch With. Random House Digital, Inc. p. 94. ISBN 9780385673488. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Iltan, Cigdem (22 December 2008). "Valerie Pringle". Postmedia News. Archived from the original on 17 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Flynn, Andrew (7 July 2001). "After 20 years, Valerie's dying to sleep in". Hamilton Spectator. pp. D.08. Retrieved 17 July 2012. ...began in 1973 as a summer student with CFRB radio 
  4. ^ Herman, Alexander; Matthews, Paul; Feindel, Andrew (2008-02-25). Kickstart: How Successful Canadians Got Started. Dundurn Press Ltd. pp. 110–111. ISBN 9781550027839. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  5. ^ Crean, Susan (1987-06-01). Newsworthy: The Lives of Media Women. Formac Publishing Company. p. 94. ISBN 9780887801501. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Canada AM Host Valerie Pringle Quits to Host Shows on Digital TV". North Bay Nugget. 27 June 2001. p. A9. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Fifteen years after Lillehammer, CTV set to tackle Vancouver Winter Games". Cape Breton Post. 8 February 2010. Archived from the original on 17 July 2012. 
  8. ^ McTighe, Carolyn (9 May 2009). "These Canadians talk about the fun of being a mom". The Kingston Whig-Standard. Archived from the original on 17 July 2012. 
  9. ^ Knelman, Martin (21 July 2002). "Travel show puts Pringle back on air". Toronto Star. pp. D.02. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  10. ^ Order of Canada citation
  11. ^ "A Story of Hope". St. Joseph Health Care Foundation. Retrieved 2013-09-21. 
  12. ^ Ireland, Jessica (22 August 2009). "High Tea for Charity". Archived from the original on 17 July 2012. 
  13. ^ "Federal Corporation Information - 2876868: Trans Canada Trail". Corporations Canada, Industry Canada. Retrieved October 22, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Federal Corporation Information - 7672594: Trans Canada Trail Foundation". Corporations Canada, Industry Canada. Retrieved October 22, 2014. 

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