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 is a co-founder of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism and served as its executive director for many years.

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 also written textbooks on investigative reporting for journalists in the Philippines, Southeast Asia and the Balkans.

She has received numerous awards for her work, including the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Journalism in 2003.

Coronel was one of the first members of ICIJ's board when the organization became independent in 2017, and served as the inaugural chairperson before stepping down in 2020.