Valerie Pringle

Valerie Pringle CM (née Whittingham,[1] born 5 September 1953) is a Canadian television host and journalist, hosting the Canadian edition of Antiques Roadshow on CBC since 2006. Pringle was born in Windsor, Ontario.[2]

Valerie Pringle

Valerie Whittingham

(1953-09-05) 5 September 1953 (age 66)
Alma materRyerson University
OccupationJournalist, TV Host
TelevisionCanada AM, Valerie Pringle Has Left The Building, Canadian Antiques Roadshow
Spouse(s)Andy Pringle

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.[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 mayor of Toronto. 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 (14 December 2011). 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 (25 February 2008). Kickstart: How Successful Canadians Got Started. Dundurn Press Ltd. pp. 110–111. ISBN 9781550027839. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
  5. ^ Crean, Susan (1 June 1987). 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 21 September 2013.
  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 22 October 2014.
  14. ^ "Federal Corporation Information – 7672594: Trans Canada Trail Foundation". Corporations Canada, Industry Canada. Retrieved 22 October 2014.

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