Bachelor's degree in journalism with an emphasis in news-editorial, University of Colorado, Boulder.
Corey joined Colorado Public Radio in September, 2011 as announcer/producer for OpenAir and later moved to his current position as arts reporter.
His radio career began in college at the University of Colorado, Boulder where he was actively involved in the student-run station, Radio 1190. During his four-year stint at Radio 1190, Corey occupied a variety of roles, including disc jockey, news and sports director and host of the “Local Shakedown,” the station’s weekly local music program. While pursuing his journalism degree, Corey also contributed to the editorial staffs for both the Boulder Daily Camera and Denver’s 5280 Magazine.
In October, 2011, Corey was one of the first hosts who signed on to help launch OpenAir. He spent more than two years working with the OpenAir team to establish CPR’s newest service as a destination to explore today’s music and showcase local talent. Corey played a significant role in putting OpenAir on the map as a top source for Colorado music with “Mile High Noon,” a daily program he created and hosted that highlights emerging local artists. In March, 2013, Corey traveled to Austin, Texas, to cover the South by Southwest music festival, focusing on the experience of Colorado musicians.
During his time at OpenAir, Corey interviewed dozens of musicians, including national bands Lucero and Deer Tick, and well-known Colorado acts Devotchka, Flobots, Gregory Alan Isakov and Paper Bird before joining CPR’s arts bureau in January, 2014.