Valerie Pringle (RTA ’74) is one of Canada’s most respected broadcasters, public figures and volunteers. Her career began as a student reporter with CFRB Radio in Toronto. In 1985, she helped launch and hosted the successful CBC-TV program, MIDDAY. Later, Valerie moved to CTV co-hosting Canada AM from 1993-2001. Valerie helped produce, write and host several documentaries and series includingValerie Pringle Has Left the Building for CTV, Test of Faith for Vision-TV and The Canadian Antiques Roadshow for CBC-TV.
She now concentrates on not-for-profit work. She is co-Chair of the Trans Canada Trail Foundation. She is a board member of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation, the Ontario Brain Institute and the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Valerie was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2006 for her contributions to communications and her volunteer work. She received a Doctor of Laws (Hon) from Ryerson in 2012.