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Corrie Corfield

Coriona Kear Ware Corfield (born 1961 in Oxford) is a BBC Radio 4 continuity announcer and newsreader.[1]

Corrie Corfield
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Corrie Corfield in 2011
Born Coriona Kear Ware Corfield
1962 (age 55–56)
Oxford, England
Education Stratford-upon-Avon Grammar School for Girls
Alma mater Goldsmiths, University of London
Occupation Continuity announcer and newsreader
Employer BBC

Raised near Stratford-upon-Avon, Corfield was educated at Stratford-upon-Avon Grammar School for Girls, where she became Head Girl,[2] and at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she read English and Drama.[1]

She first joined the BBC as a studio manager in 1983[citation needed] with the World Service.[1] In 1987 she worked at the new BBC 648,[1] and also became a newsreader for the World Service and read the news on Radio 4 from 1988.

Between 1991 and 1995 she lived in South Africa, where she worked at Radio 702. She also worked as a producer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. She returned to Radio 4 in 1995.

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.[3] The garment has since been sold.


  1. ^ a b c d "Good faces for radio". The Independent. 5 May 2006. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Corrie Corfield (Head Girl 1978-1979)" (PDF). Grapevine: The Newsletter of the Shottery Alumnae Society. Autumn 2012. p. 13.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Corrie Corfield "Even the stars of Radio 4 have succumbed to the Slanket", Daily Telegraph, 9 December 2011

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