Sheila Coronel is director of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and Toni Stabile Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia University in New York.


She began her reporting career during the dying days of the Marcos dictatorship. She was on the staff of or the Philippine Panorama and later joined the Manila Times; she also wrote for the Manila Chronicle. In 1989, Coronel co-founded 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 and 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.