Corrie Corfield in 2011
Coriona Kear Ware Corfield|
1962 (age 55–56)
|Education||Stratford-upon-Avon Grammar School for Girls|
|Alma mater||Goldsmiths, University of London|
|Occupation||Continuity announcer and newsreader|
Raised near Stratford-upon-Avon, Corfield was educated at Stratford-upon-Avon Grammar School for Girls, where she became Head Girl, and at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she read English and Drama.
She first joined the BBC as a studio manager in 1983 with the World Service. In 1987 she worked at the new BBC 648, and also became a newsreader for the World Service and read the news on Radio 4 from 1988.
Over a period from late 2010, with colleague Kathy Clugston, Corfield persuaded broadcasters connected with Radio 4 to don the 'slanket of con', a garment purportedly worn by continuity announcers in the air-conditioned chill of studio 40B as they read the late night shipping bulletin, and has photographed the wearers in various comic poses. The garment has since been sold.
- "Good faces for radio". The Independent. 5 May 2006. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
- "Corrie Corfield (Head Girl 1978-1979)" (PDF). Grapevine: The Newsletter of the Shottery Alumnae Society. Autumn 2012. p. 13.[permanent dead link]
- Corrie Corfield "Even the stars of Radio 4 have succumbed to the Slanket", Daily Telegraph, 9 December 2011