Corrie was born in Oxford in 1961 and studied English and Drama at Goldsmiths College, London University.
She joined the BBC in 1983 as a studio manager and spent four years working with the foreign language sections of the BBC World Service.
Corrie joined BBC Radio 4 as an announcer in 1988 and started newsreading the following year.
In 1991 she moved to South Africa and witnessed at first hand the transition to democracy.
She spent time with a local independent radio station in Johannesburg.
She claims: "My first day on air coincided with the Referendum of 1992.
"Someone handed me a sheet of paper declaring the results in 27 Afrikaaner and Zulu towns. I've never missed the Pronunciation Unit at the BBC so much."
Corrie then worked as a producer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and returned to London in 1995.
Away from work, Corrie is a keen gardener, loves holidays in Greece, and has recently taken up skiing.
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