Sheila Coronel is director of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and Toni Stabile Professor of Professional Practice in Investigative Journalism, Columbia University, New York. The Stabile Center directs an investigative reporting program for graduate students and works with news organizations to get student work published. Sheila began her reporting career in 1982 on the Philippine Panorama and later joined the Manila Times; she also wrote for the Manila Chronicle. In 1989, Coronel cofounded the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism to promote investigative reporting and groundbreaking reporting on major social issues, including the military, poverty, and corruption.
She is the author and editor of more than a dozen books, including Coups, Cults & Cannibals, The Rule-makers: How the Wealthy and Well-Born Dominate Congress, and Pork and other Perks: Corruption and Governance in the Philippines. She has received numerous awards for her work, including the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Journalism in 2003.