Sheila S. Coronel

SHEILA is now the executive director of the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism of the Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she is also a faculty member.

She used to be the executive director of the PCIJ and one of its founders. She was once the editor of i Report, the Center’s quarterly publication. She previously worked for the Philippine Panorama Magazine and The Manila Chronicle and also filed reports from Manila for The New York Times.

In 1993, she published a collection of reportage entitled, Coups, Cults and Cannibals. She has also edited and co-authored several books, including the PCIJ’s recently launched The Rulemakers: How the Wealthy and Well-Born Dominate Congress. In 2003, Coronel received the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Journalism, Literature and the Creative Communication Arts. In 2001, she was named the Philippines’ Outstanding Print Journalist. The same year, she was elevated to the Hall of Fame of the Jaime V. Ongpin Awards for Investigative Journalism, after winning the top award four times in 12 years.