Where do you begin with Nerene Virgin? She’s distinguished herself as a teacher, actor, journalist, historian, politician and rights activist.
For seven seasons, she starred as Jodie on TVO’s Today’s Special, a program that hit number two on Nickelodeon in the US. Then, after nearly a decade with TV Ontario, Virgin joined the CBC’s news team in Ottawa as a community reporter. That lasted until 1989, when CTV-owned outlet CFTO snapped her up for a public affairs show of her own, Eye On Toronto, among other roles.
In 1996, she moved on to the CBC Newsworld team in Calgary, anchoring the national evening hourly newscasts and hosting a show called Coast To Coast. A year later, she launched Saturday Report on the network, before going on to anchor the international news for CBC Newsworld International—a role she held until 2005.
Beyond all her media work and the many other roles she’s played, Virgin remains a dedicated teacher and volunteer—including a dozen years spent cohosting the Children’s Miracle Network Telethon.
She’s also been a dedicated Audi driver for more than 35 years.
Audi Canada was honoured to be able to sit down with such an important member of the family to learn more about her remarkable life.